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Walk of Fame Star for Glenn Close…

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

WALK OF FAME

Glenn Close To Receive Star On Walk Of Fame

 

Glenn Close

 

CBS
January 7, 2009

 

Veteran actress Glenn Close will receive the 2,378th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Monday.

 

Close received the outstanding actress in a drama Emmy in September for her portrayal of attorney Patty Hewes on “Damages.” She also won an outstanding lead actress in a miniseries or special Emmy for the title role in the 1995 NBC made-for-television movie, “Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story.”

 

Close received best supporting actress Oscar nominations for her first two films “The World According to Garp” and “The Big Chill.” She also received a best supporting actress Oscar nomination for “The Natural” and two best actress nominations for “Fatal Attraction” and “Dangerous Liaisons.”

 

Her other film credits include “Reversal of Fortune”; “Hamlet”; “101 Dalmatians” and its sequel “102 Dalmatians”; and “Air Force One.”

 

Close also received Emmy nominations for her work on “The Shield”; the miniseries the made-for-television movies “Sarah, Plain and Tall,” “The Lion in Winter,” “In the Gloaming,” “Skylark” and “Something About Amelia”; and a guest starring role on “Will & Grace.”

 

Close also supplied the voice of Homer Simpson’s mother Mona on three episodes of the classic Fox Broadcasting animated series “The Simpsons.”

 

JoBeth Williams and Mary Kay Place, who appeared with Close in the 1983 film “The Big Chill,”; Michael Chiklis, who starred on the FX series “The Shield” with Close and Close’s “Damages” cast mate Tate Donovan will join Close in speaking in the late-morning ceremony in front of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which administers the Walk of Fame, announced Wednesday.

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Margaret Mitchell House and Museum…

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

HISTORY

Most of Margaret Mitchell House staff laid off

 

 Margaret Mitchell House and Museum

 

Atlanta History Center makes job cuts

 

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

 

The Atlanta History Center cut 15 employees from its 74-member staff on Monday as part of a museum-wide belt-tightening.

 

Though staff reductions are not a thunderous surprise in this economy, the fact that seven of those let go were employees of the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum — reducing its staff to a single person — set off alarms among aficionados.    (Click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)

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