Anna Deavere Smith Wins $300,000 Dorothy And Lillian Gish Prize For 2013

From Shadow and Act Thu Jan 17 2013, 22:26:10

Said to be 1 of the largest prizes awarded in the field of the arts, and now in its 19th year, the 2013 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, which comes with a cash prize of $300,000, has been awarded to actress Anna Deavere Smith. Established by actress Lillian Gish (star of dozens of films spanning 75 years, including D. W. Griffith's Birth of a Nation) the Prize is awarded to "a man or woman who has made an outstanding contribution to the beauty of the world and to mankind's enjoyment and understanding of life." Anna Deavere Smith is an American actress, playwright, and professor, with a career that's seen her on stage, TV and film,...

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