Actress is given UCLA org's Icon Award
“I am old, I am an icon and I have studied longevity,” Jane Fonda said, accepting the UCLA Longevity Center’s Icon Award on Saturday. “So this is the perfect award for me.”
Earlier in the evening, Jason Alexander took on the hosting duties at the 20th anniversary celebration of the center’s founding, joking that “20 years is not that impressive a number for a center for longevity; my son is 20, and he is an idiot!”
The center also honored entrepreneur James Collins and ophthalmic surgeon Bradley Straatsma, but it was Fonda and her entourage, including her brother Peter, stepmother Shirlee and erstwhile costar George Segal who set the crowd at the Beverly Hilton Hotel atwitter. The excitement in the room compounded when Fonda’s galpal (and “Monster-in-Law” costar) Jennifer Lopez arrived. She made a brief appearance to present the 73-year-old with the award.
Teetering on six-inch white satin heels, Lopez said of Fonda, “I don’t know an actress in Hollywood who didn’t want your hair from ‘Klute’ and your clothes from ‘Barbarella.'”