'Good Wife' Star Christine Baranski Praises Einstein Docs

“There’s nothing she can’t do and no medium she doesn’t shine in,” said Andrea Stark luncheon co-chair at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University Women’s Division’s 60th Spirit of Achievement Annual Luncheon at The Plaza.

The ladies in the ballroom looked as if they had just stepped off a runway and the six-foot tall table floral centerpieces were paper masterpieces and much appreciated by those with allergies.

Among my mother’s many Yiddish adages which still serve me well is: “es dakht zikh az bay yenem lakht zikh”—To paraphrase: “One assumes that everyone else is having it good”— ‘till you know the full story.

Christine Baranski speaking at the 60th Spirit of Achievement Annual Luncheon// Photo: Karen Leon

And, considering Christine Baranski’s resume — four Emmy nominations, two Tony Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards— a glorious theatrical trajectory with CBS’ “The Good Wife” in its fifth—and best—season—it was a shock to hear her story, which resonated with everyone in the room.

Since 1953 the women’s division has raised millions of dollars to advance medical education programs at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Also honored were: “Dr. Judy Aschner, a leader in neonatology and pediatrics whose awesome resume includes Physician-in-Chief at The Children’s Hospital, Montefiore; Julie Macklowe, founder, president and CEO of Swiss-made beauty product line vbeauté toiletries, and Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, a co-founder and head of Gilt, the online shopping Mecca.

Emceed by Emmy Award-winning TV personality Jill Martin, there were opening remarks by Einstein College of Medicine Chair of the Board of Overseers Ruth Gottesman, greetings by Women’s Division president Carol Roaman, and welcome comments by Albert Einstein College of Medicine Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean, Dr. Allen Spiegel.

Celebrity guests included: Olympic Gold Medalist Sarah Hughes and best-selling novelist Barbara Taylor Bradford.

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