Stockard Channing Receives Lifetime Achievement Award - June 5

The Actors' Fund of America has announced that their annual Tony Awards Party will honor Stockard Channing with the Julie Harris Award for Lifetime Achievement on behalf of Hollywood's theatrical community. The presentation will take place at the eighth annual Tony Awards Party to benefit the Actors' Fund at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles, California. On Sunday, June 5th, 2005 the LA celebration of the Tony Awards begins with cocktails and a silent auction at 3:30pm, and continues with dinner and a live Tony telecast from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. The event conculdes with the special award presentation to Stockard Channing at 8pm.

Undisputedly, one of the most accomplished actresses in the mediums of television, film or stage—it is the later that Miss Stockard Channing will receive the Julie Harris Award for Lifetime Achievement from The Actors' Fund of America on June 5, 2005, at the highly anticipated 8th annual Tony Awards Party.

A veteran of over a dozen Broadway hits, Stockard Channing has been nominated for six Tony Awards for Best Actress in a play with such noted performances in "The Lion in Winter," "Four Baboons Adoring the Sun," "Six Degrees of Seperation" and "The House of Blue Leaves," winning the coveted trophy for "Joe Egg" in 1985. Her extensive television credits currently include Abigail Bartlett on the Emmy Award-winning series "West Wing," while cinematic fans and critics have been singing her praises in more than 40 films including Rizzo in "Grease," Carol Ann in "To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything" and was Oscar-nominated for re-creating her Broadway role in "Six Degrees of Separation."

The evening will feature an open bar, dinner, a silent auction featuring Broadway memorabilia, Collectibles and Travel packages, and the only live feed of the TONY® AWARDS broadcast from New York. Previous recipients have included Julie Harris, Gwen Verdon, Charles Durning, Rita Moreno, James Earl Jones, Tyne Daly, Lauren Bacall and Carol Channing. Approximately 500 industry guests and theater enthusiasts attend the event.

Tickets are $200 and can be purchased directly by calling The Actors Fund Office at (323) 933-9266 x 58.

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