Two-time Academy Award-winning actress Jane Fonda has been tapped to be awarded the inaugural Visionary Award at the National Entertainment Journalism Awards Gala on Sunday, November 18th at the Biltmore Hotel. Sponsored by the Los Angeles Press Club, this evening’s festivities plan on including a one-on-one chat with the Hollywood icon, Broadway starlet, fitness guru, and best-selling author.
According to the LA Press Club press release:
The Visionary Award is being instituted to pay homage to an individual within the Entertainment Industry who uses their high-profile status to make the world a better place and to spread information about issues of freedom and social importance.
The mission of the Jane Fonda Center is to advance scientific knowledge about adolescence with an emphasis on reproductive health. It seeks to disseminate information and strategies for risk reduction and healthy transitions to adulthood. Her other endeavors include the Women’s Media Center, which is dedicated to amplifying Women’s Voices; and V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls.
Fonda’s cinematic career includes memorable performances in Walk on the Wild Side, Cat Ballou, Barbarella, Barefoot in the Park, They Shoot Horses Don’t They, Fun with Dick and Jane, Julia, Comes a Horseman, The China Syndrome, 9 to 5, and On Golden Pond. She won Oscars for her roles in Klute and Coming Home.
Part of Hollywood royalty, her father is the legendary Henry Fonda, and her brother is Peter Fonda. Jane has been married to director Roger Vadim, political activist Tom Hayden, and cable television tycoon and CNN founder Ted Turner.
In a few weeks, I’ll report whether Orange County Register Radio Columnist, and co-host of our Forgotten Hollywood Radio Program, Gary Lycan, and/or I will be chosen as Finalists in a number of categories at this year’s 2012 National Entertainment Journalism Awards.
Bulletins as they break…
Until next time> “never forget”