It's a small world
I received an interesting phone call today from Dr. Ira Abrahamson, 82, of East Walnut Hills and Longboat Key, Fla. Seems as though the good doctor dated Eartha Kitt when both were staying at the same hotel in Havana Cuba, sometime in the late 1950s. He told me he dated two girls, Eartha and Terry Moore, who later married (and divorced) Howard Hughes.
"I was lecturing in Havana, and they were at my hotel. We had drinks together, swam in the pool ... "
Dr. Abrahamson also set a 1944 Southern Conference swimming record while on his UNC swim team. ("We would have gone to the Olympics, except for the war," he says.) He became a prominent ophthalmologist, to whom people came for treatment from around the world.
Since retirement, he's been an active supporter for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and threw a party when the orchestra toured Florida a couple of years ago.
Eartha, he's dying to say hello to you!
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