Thursday, September 30, 2010

Hollywood History - Pioneering Women

From the LA Times Blog:
Since the project was launched in 1988, 32 women have participated in the series, including Oscar-nominated actress Piper Laurie of "The Hustler" and "Carrie" fame. The 78-year-old recounted some of her memorable moments for this week's Classic Hollywood column, but more of her story is available through the Legacy Series.

Besides Laurie, other subjects have included screenwriter Anna Hamilton Phelan ("Mask"); actress/producer/director Debbie Allen; Oscar-winning editor Anne V. Coates ("Lawrence of Arabia"); Fay Wray of "King Kong"; and actress Gloria Stuart, who died this week at age 100.

Producer Ilene Kahn Power has been the chair of the series for the last decade.

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