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Robin Leach rolls on in Las Vegas


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Robin Leach works the red carpet for Cirque du Soleil’s “Michael Jackson One” at Mandalay Bay on Saturday, June 29, 2013.

Robin Leach, 72, wobbled up to Citizens Kitchen and Bar here looking neither rich nor famous.

Best known for excitedly profiling the mega-rich on 1980s-era television (“Champagne wishes and caviar dreams!”), Mr. Leach on this recent Saturday afternoon was wearing a beat-up blue baseball cap, and his much-parodied British accent was a bit muted. Getting down to the business of lunch, a napkin tucked into the V-neck of his sweater, he wearily wrestled with a Vegas-size glop of Gruyère floating atop a vat of French onion soup.

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