Wonderful news, folks! From Ron Hutchinson’s Facebook page:
“I am very happy to report a happy ending to our efforts to help ‘Baby Peggy’ Diana Serra Cary — at 97 our oldest surviving silent film star. Following much publicity about Diana’s urgent care needs on social media, the Motion Picture and Television had a social worker visit and perform a very detailed assessment. the MFTF then requested and received necessary financial paperwork for review.
“MPTF CEO Bob Beitcher earlier this week kindly offered to Diana the opportunity to take residence at their Country Home campus in Woodland Hills. They have an extensive caregiving staff, social engagement with other industry members, assisted living and long term care, and healthy dining options. This is a very generous offer that essentially means Diana can address all of her needs immediately in a beautiful setting. I could not have asked for a better outcome. Diana has just accepted the MPTF’s generous offer, and will be making the move early next year. Once there, I hope many of you in the area will visit her. She greatly appreciates the outpouring of support she has receive which I’ve told her about.
“So… a very sweet and happy end to what became a true Christmas story!”
Christmas came early, silent film lovers! Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to write the MPTF and support Ms. Cary. Your actions helped make a very real difference to the world’s very last silent film star! *wipes away a tear*