Dee, Davis to be feted by Pell Awards

Trinity Repertory Company will host event in Providence

Legendary acting couple Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis will receive the lifetime achievement award at the 2005 Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts. Hosted by Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, R.I., the Pell Awards are a tribute to Sen. Claiborne Pell and the arts.

Dee will accept the award June 24 on behalf of herself and her late husband, who died in February.

In addition to numerous acting appearances on stage, screen and TV, Dee and Davis were known for their involvement in political activism, ranging from their opposition to Sen. McCarthy’s Communist witch hunts to their efforts on behalf of securing equal rights for all.

Now in their ninth year, the Pell Awards recognize artistic excellence in Rhode Island and the New England region as well as on the national level. Throughout his career, Sen. Pell supported the arts; he sponsored the legislation that established the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities in 1965. He also served a four-year term on the board of Trinity Repertory Company.

For more information, visit www.TrinityRep.org

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Legit News from Variety

Loading