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    Cybill Shephard Announced As Star Of The Valley Award Honoree For Arts and Entertainment By The Valley Economic Alliance

     

    The Valley Economic Alliance in celebration of its 25th Anniversary announced award-winning Actress, Musician, Author, Producer, and Model Cybill Shepherd as the recipient

    of The Star of The Valley Award for Arts & Entertainment. www.thevalley.net

    The Valley of The Stars Gala & Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday, August 23, 2019 at the Alex Theatre, from 5:30 p.m. -9:30 p.m. The Alex Theatre is located at 216 North Brand Boulevard in Glendale. 
    Hosted by The Valley Economic Alliance, the region’s premier economic development organization, the event will celebrate leadership in arts and entertainment, business, education and humanitarianism with the “Star of the Valley” award.
    Other honorees include: Morphe Cosmetics (Business), Age of Learning (Education), Mr. Mel Wilson (Humanitarian) & actor Bruce Boxleitner (Arts & Entertainment.) 
    Dinner will feature a plant-based menu by world renowned Chef Eddie Garza.
    ABOUT 

    Few women in the past four decades have captured the American imagination like Actress, Musician, Author, Producer, and Model Cybill Shepherd. From wholesome beauty queen to captivating cover girl, from heartbreaking movie star to one of television’s most beloved comediennes. From naïve sex kitten to liberated, political spokeswoman, Shepherd has tackled these roles with an indomitable spirit that has made her a female icon to an entire generation.

    Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Shepherd was named “Model of the Year” in 1968 by Stewart Models, and has appeared on the covers of Life, Vogue, Glamour, and People, among many other publications. She made her film debut in 1971 in the highly acclaimed feature The Last Picture Show, earning a Golden Globe nomination for most promising newcomer. This led to starring roles in The Heartbreak Kid, Daisy Miller, Taxi Driver, Chances Are and Texasville, to name just a few.Shepherd has starred in a number of independent features throughout her career, the most recent of which include Listen to Your Heart, Regrets of White Camellias, Kelly & Cal, and She’s Funny That Way, which reunited her with her The Last Picture Show director Peter Bogdanovich. Her latest film saw her taking on the title role in the independent feature Rose, directed by Rod McCall.

    Shepherd has starred in three television series: “The Yellow Rose”,”Moonlighting“, for which she won two Golden Globes and scored an Emmy nomination, and her self-titled show “Cybill”, which she also executive produced and earned another Golden Globe, three Emmy nominations and a SAG Award nomination. In addition, Shepherd portrayed Phyllis Kroll on the Showtime original series “The L Word” for three seasons, and co-starred as Jennifer Love Hewitt’s mother on the Lifetime series “The Client List”. Other television credits include the NBC tele-films, “Martha Stewart, Inc.” and “Martha Behind Bars” for CBS, the Hallmark Channel’s “Mrs. Washington Goes to Smith”, and guest appearances on “Law & Order: SVU”“Psyche”, and “Hot In Cleveland”, among many others.

    In 2012, Shepherd made her Broadway debut in the revival of Gore Vidal’s political masterpiece “The Best Man” alongside James Earl Jones, John Larroquette, Angela Lansbury, John Stamos and Kristin Davis. In 2008, she starred in the one woman show “Curvy Widow” in both Atlanta and San Francisco. Shepherd started singing with her church choir at age eight, and began studying voice at sixteen. She has performed sold out concerts around the world, and has recorded eleven albums, blending rock, blues, ballad and standards as well as her own compositions.

    In 2000, Shepherd released her hilarious, gutsy, and insightful memoir, “Cybill Disobedience: How I Survived Beauty Pageants, Elvis, Sex, Bruce Willis, Lies, Marriage, Motherhood, Hollywood, and the Irrepressible Urge to Say What I Think”, in which she tells her remarkable story as only she can, with humor, pathos, and an insatiable lust for life.

     

    When?

    FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 2019

    PRESS CHECK IN: 4:30 p.m.

    Red Carpet: 5:30 p.m.

    Dinner & Awards: Starts at 6:30 p.m. 

     

    Where?

    The Alex Theater

    216 North Brand Boulevard

    Glendale, California

    The Valley Economic Alliance


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