PHOTO CALL: Angela Lansbury, Dominic Chianese, Annette Bening Honor Bebe Neuwirth and Al Pacino at Actors Fund Gala
By Krissie Fullerton
24 May 2011
The Actors Fund presented a May 23 gala honoring Tony and Emmy Award winning actress Bebe Neuwirth, Tony, Emmy and Academy Award winning actor Al Pacino, and Vice President, Market General Manager for New York City's Marriott & Renaissance Hotels, Michael J. Stengel.
Both Neuwirth and Stengel received The Actors Fund Medal of Honor, and Pacino received the Lee Strasberg Artistic Achievement Award.
Neuwirth was honored for her 12 years of services as a trustee of The Actors Fund and as the founder of The Dancers’ Resource, a program of The Fund aimed at relieving the emotional and physical challenges faced by dancers.
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