Celebrity couple donates $30 mil to relief fund

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(AP) – For all its glamour, Hollywood also has its hardship. Hundreds of industry workers struggle with tough times each year and for 90 years, the Motion Picture & Television Fund has been there to help. Now, a celebrity couple is giving some sizeable help back to the Fund

MPTF board member George Clooney announced Tuesday that the family foundation of media titan Barry Diller and his wife, fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, has donated $30 million to the MPTF.

“Seems impossible to me to have had success in the entertainment industry and not strongly support the MPTF,” Diller said in a statement.

Besides providing health and social services, the Fund operates its historic Woodland Hills, Calif., retirement home, where Mary Astor, Hattie McDaniel, Johnny Weismuller and other stars of Hollywood’s golden past once resided.

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