2017 Fundraiser

OCTOBER 22, 2017
Fundraiser Luncheon to benefit The Palm Springs Writers Guild

Exclusive Personal Appearance

Joyce Bulifant
“My Four Hollywood Husbands”
Be entertained and surprised about the message she shares with people. Joyce promises surprise guests, too.

Bubbly, and cute as a button, actress Joyce Bulifant started her entertainment career in small parts on TV Westerns. Her wholesome, apple-pie appearance lent itself easily to the roles of frontier and townswomen needed in the many oaters of early 1960s TV shows like "The Tall Man," "The Wide Country," "Gunsmoke," "Empire," "Wagon Train," and "The Virginian." She began to branch out later in the decade with recurring roles on the legal drama "Perry Mason" and "Dr. Kildare" and even landed the starring part of Mary on the one-season run of "Tom, Dick and Mary" in 1964. Her star rose in the early '70s with continuous work on the comedy series "The Bill Cosby Show" and as news writer Murray Slaughter's wife on the popular sitcom "Mary Tyler Moore." The rest of the decade saw her as a fixture on many popular game shows of the era: "Match Game," "$20,000 Pyramid," and "Password Plus." The 1980s started strong for Bulifant, after a memorable role in the spoof classic "Airplane" she landed a recurring role as the best friend of sassy waitress Polly Holiday on "Flo" but her career slowed down significantly after that, highlighted by guest parts in a handful of sitcoms and small roles in two Jenny McCarthy movies. Bulifant showed her tenderness offscreen working as a spokesperson for Childhelp, a charity devoted to the prevention of child abuse. See film clips and more information here.

It is a pleasure to announce that film, television actor, and musical composer Roger Perry will be joining Joyce, and has written special music for the occasion. Roger has been married to Joyce for over 20 years, and is affectionately known as “husband #4.”


Roger Perry began his acting career in the late 1950s, after serving as an intelligence officer in the United States Air Force. One of Roger’s best-known roles was that of Captain John Christopher in NBC’s Star Trek episode “Tomorrow Is Yesterday.” He also starred in two very popular American International Pictures horror films: Count Yorga, Vampire (1970), and The Return of County Yorga (1971). In the former film, Roger played Dr. James Hayes, who uncovered the true nature of Yorga, and in the latter film he played Professor David Baldwin.

Roger portrayed attorney Jim Harrigan, Jr. on Harrigan and Son (1960-1961 season), and has guest-starred on many American television series through the 1980s. These shows included, U.S. Marshall, The Texan, Arrest and Trial, Emergency!, Love, American Style, The Andy Griffith Show, Ironside, The F.B.I., The Eleventh Hour, The Munsters, Barnaby Jones, The Facts of Life, Adam-12, and Falcon Crest.

Paid attendees receive a signed copy of Joyce Bulifant's “My Four Hollywood Husbands”. 

Sunday, October 22, 2017 

Doors open at 11:00 a.m.

1600 N Indian Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
valet parking, at $6/car, paid by guests

Palm Springs Riviera Hotel Grand Ballroom
Where the Rat Pack played, Elvis Presley and other Hollywood celebrities hung out, and stars like Desi Arnaz, Bob Hope and Raquel Welch performed. Read more here.

We do good things with the Money!
Monies raised will benefit the Guild and the Barbara Seranella Scholarship that is awarded to graduate students in the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program at University of California, Riverside (Palm Desert campus). This is a collaborative effort between the Guild and UCR faculty.

Ticket price includes:

  • Admission to the event
  • Two Course Luncheon Menu:
    Beverage: iced tea/water*
  • Copy of Joyce Bulifant's “My Four Hollywood Husbands”.
  • Q & A with Joyce Bulifant
  • Networking with writers and readers
  • *Silent Auction opportunity. Benefits to PSWG.

*Separate cash bar for wine / alcoholic beverages will be available.

Registration Details:
  • Individual Ticket: $100.00
  • Reserved Table for Ten: $1,000.00
  • Online Payment Registration required. PayPal or Credit Card payments only.
  • Sorry! No Door Sales.
  •  Casual Business Attire.
  • Tickets are non-refundable.

Contact person for this event: Uschi Wilson:vppswg@gmail.com

To volunteer to help with this fundraising event, please contact Uschi vppswg@gmail.com


The Palm Springs Writers Guild is a 501(c)(3) not for profit public benefit organization established in the state of California.
Tax ID #43-2093738
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