Hollywood nursing home to close by end of year
After months of speculation, the Motion Picture and Television Fund said Tuesday the curtain will be closing on Hollywood's nursing home for members of the entertainment industry.
Word of the closing first came down in January of this year, but leaders at the fund delayed evictions in March. The Screen Actors Guild narrowly voted against shuttering the nursing home over the summer, but now the fund plans to close the facility by the end of the year. If the 78 residents of the facility do not accept help in finding a new place to live, they will receive eviction notices within the next few weeks, The New York Times reported.
But the drama isn't expected to end, according to the Times. SAG members Elliott Gould and Ed Asner plan to host a fund-raiser for the nursing home this weekend, and attorney Thomas V. Girardi—who was depicted by Peter Coyote in the film "Erin Brockovich"—is reported to be representing families and residents of the home in a lawsuit to prevent the facility from closing.