Saturday, June 19, 2010
Minnelli to receive 2010 Pell Award in RI
June 19, 2010
The Boston Globe
PROVIDENCE, R.I. --Tony Award-winning actress Liza Minnelli will be honored for her success on stage and screen at this year's Pell Awards Gala in Providence.
Minnelli is set to receive this year's Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts at a Saturday evening ceremony at the Foundry Complex.
The award is named for former Rhode Island U.S. Sen. Claiborne Pell, who died in 2009.
The award's artistic director Curt Columbus said Minnelli had an inspiring passion for the arts, and hailed her philanthropic work to benefit education and AIDS research.
Minnelli's achievements include four Tony Awards and an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the 1972 movie, Cabaret.
Past recipients of the award include Kevin Spacey, Robert Redford and Toni Morrison.