Photo Coverage: The 22nd Annual Topaz Awards

November 7
7:50 PM 2006
Women in Film. Dallas hosted its 22nd Annual Topaz Gala on Sunday, November 5, 2006 at the Dallas Museum of Art.  This special event honored career achievement and longevity of three outstanding Dallas women.  Popular screen and stage actress Morgan Fairchild received the Topaz Spirit Award, Legendary Ada Lynn received the Topaz Legacy Award, and Dallas Talent Agent Linda McAlister received the Topaz Lifetime Achievement Award.  The Dallas Film Commission gave their Advocacy Award to Dr. Elba Garcia.

The awards presentation was hosted by WFAA's Gary Cogill and Amy Vanderoef.  "We are so excited to be honoring such phenomenal women," said Women in Film.Dallas President Cynthia Salzman Mondell, as she paid tribute to the four honorees and Marla Watson-Werst, the 2006 Topaz Chair.

For more information on Women in Film.Dallas, please visit their website.

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Photo 1:  Morgan Fairchild With Topaz Spirit Award

Photo 2:  Morgan Fairchild

Photo 3:  Cynthia Salzman Mondell Address Audience

Photo 4:  Scarlett McAllister (daughter of Linda) Listens to Linda McAllister's Acceptance Speech

Photo 5:  Linda McAllister Accepts Award  

Photo 6:  Janis Burklund, the Director of the Dallas Film Commission

Photo 7:  Women in Film.Dallas Scholarship Recipients

Photo 8:  Marla Watson-West and Linda McAllister

Photo 9:  Jac Alder, Theatre Three Executive Producer-Director, and Morgan Fairchild

Photo 10:  Gary Cogill and Ada Lynn

Photo 11:  Ada Lynn 

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Joseph Melnicoff Joseph Melnicoff was born in Philadelphia, and his love affair with the theater began when his parents took him to see the great Ethel Merman in Annie Get Your Gun when he was eight. He is currently working on a book, Poetry Set to Music: the Lyrics of Musical Theatre, and has plans to launch an internet series that will discuss and critique musical theatre. Joseph covers the theater scene in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area (commonly known as the "Metroplex" ) for He has a Bachelor's Degree in American Studies from Boston University and holds an MBA from Drexel University. Headshot by Mike Morgan Photography


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