Carrie White, Author of “Upper Cut,” Set To Receive Writers In Treatment Award
Writers In Treatment will honor Carrie White, Hollywood hairdresser to the stars and the author of "Upper Cut," with the 'Experience, Strength and Hope' Award on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at the Skirball Cultural Center. Ed Begley Jr. will host the event and actress Joanna Cassidy ("Body of Proof," "Six Feet Under") will present the award to Carrie White. The evening will also feature a hilarious performance by stand-up comedian Alonzo Bodden (winner of "Last Comic Standing," frequent guest on NPR's "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me") as well as a special guest appearance by actress and recovery advocate Mackenzie Phillips.
The 'Experience, Strength and Hope' Award is given to well-known individuals who have written courageous and honest memoirs about their journey from addiction to recovery. Past honorees include Duran Duran's John Taylor, astronaut Buzz Aldrin and Academy Award winning actor Louis Gossett, Jr.
White's autobiography, "Upper Cut," details her life as the "First Lady of Hairdressing" during the '60s, '70s and '80s-collaborating with Richard Avedon on shoots for Vogue, partying with Jim Morrison, giving Sharon Tate her signature California style, getting high with Jimi Hendrix, and counting Jennifer Jones, Elizabeth Taylor and Goldie Hawn among her favorite clients.