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Dan North interviewing Moe Foner. This is March 7th.
Leon Davis died in 1992, and you played a role in arranging the
memorial service for him in Lincoln Center and some events that
happened just prior to his death. Do you want to talk about that?
Yes. Leon Davis, in 1992, suffered his second heart attack. This
really had a very, very -- his health deteriorated very quickly. He was
weak. He couldn't walk. He couldn't do anything. Being the kind of
person he is, he was very difficult. I decided that I wanted, as a
farewell gift to him, to arrange a meeting at his home to which I would
invite Martin Cherkasky and Dennis Rivera and it would be a surprise.
So I made the arrangements. Martin, who was retired but at that time
was representing city hospitals for the mayor, [Ed] Koch, came. He
had a chauffeur and --
Can I just backtrack for a minute?
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