Celebrate 60 outstanding years of the Riviera Hotel & Casino: Bob Newhart, Bernadette Peters and Steve Martin

Celebrate 60 outstanding years of the Riviera Hotel & Casino:  Bob Newhart, Bernadette Peters and Steve Martin
With its doors closing to the public Monday, May 4, 2015, the renowned Riviera Hotel & Casino is counting down its final weeks with a look back at some of the highlights, fun facts, celebrity sightings and rarely-seen photos that have helped build the iconic stature of the Las Vegas Strip’s first high-rise hotel and casino. 

Week seven of #RivFacts pays homage to comedy legend Steve Martin, who performed at the famed Riviera Hotel & Casino throughout the 1970s. Bernadette Peters, who dated Martin for several years and co-starred with him in the classic film “The Jerk,” opened for Martin at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in 1978.

When he wasn’t on stage, Martin was often seen gambling and even celebrated Peters’ birthday at the Riviera Hotel & Casino at a party hosted by Bob Newhart.