Screen Actors Guild opposes closing of celebrity nursing home

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The Screen Actors Guild recently voted against the closure of a "nursing home for the stars," which is scheduled to shutter due to financial difficulties.

Over the weekend, the national board of directors of the Guild, a union that represents many movie and television actors, voted to oppose the closure of the Motion Picture & Television Fund-run nursing home. There was only a 3.5% margin between the winning and losing sides of the debate, according to The Washington Post. In the end, SAG voted to oppose the home's closure in order to "preserve the legacy of the Motion Picture & Television Fund's Long Term Care historic commitment, in honor of the screen actors who founded it," SAG President Alan Rosenberg said. Whether the vote will result in the facility staying open remains unknown. The facility is located in the Woodland Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles.

SAG's national board of directors comprises a number of celebrities, including Nancy Sinatra, Morgan Fairchild and Elliott Gould. The MPTF, which was established by Charlie Chaplin and other entertainers of his time as a way for actors to help support each other, is set to close after its operators in January disclosed $10 million in annual losses. (McKnight's, 1/16/09)
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