An Unlikely Trio – Alice Cooper, Ethel Kennedy and Andy Williams at The Rainbow Room – 1974
An odd assortment of celebrities gathered together at the Rainbow Room in New York on October 16, 1974. Rocker Alice Cooper (r) sits with Ethel Kennedy widow of Robert Kennedy, as singer Andy Williams stands between them.
Andy Williams is smiling in spite of having been robbed the day before at the Sherry-Netherland Hotel. While Williams was showering, a maid let a woman into the room who claimed she was Williams’s wife. Among the items the woman stole were Williams’s checkbook, four tuxedos and two leather jackets.
After buying a new outfit, Williams started a 12 night engagement at the Uris Theatre (now the Gershwin Theatre). A party was held at the Rainbow Room atop Rockefeller Center to celebrate the successful opening night. Ethel Kennedy accompanied Williams and invited to the party was Alice Cooper, who did not attend Williams’s show.
What did they talk about?
If you know anything about the offstage life of Alice Cooper, you can probably guess what the conversation was based around. Alice’s favorite pastime, golf.