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WGA taps Rosenthal for Valentine Davies Award

'Everybody Loves Raymond' creator to receive kudo Feb. 17

The Writers Guild of America West has named “Everybody Loves Raymond” creator Phil Rosenthal as its Valentine Davies Award honoree.

Rosenthal will receive the kudo, to be presented in recognition of his humanitarian efforts on behalf of writers, at the Writers Guild Awards West Coast ceremony at L.A. Live on Feb. 17.

“Not only is Phil Rosenthal an extraordinarily talented writer whose work has brought laughter to millions of viewers around the globe, he’s also used his great success to give back to the community around him, in particular by aiding at-risk students who need his help the most. His charitable work not only inspires us but makes his peers proud to call themselves writers. For his continued support of a variety of civic initiatives, and for a generosity that effects positive change and promotes opportunities for creative expression, it’s no surprise that everybody loves Phil,” said WGA West president Christopher Keyser.

Rosenthal and his wife Monica Horan are patrons of Inner City Arts, which serves at-risk students and schools, and the Rosenthal Foundation funds a diversity program at Rosenthal’s alma mater, Hofstra U., along with awarding scholarships for comedy writing and performance. The foundation is also involved in cancer research.

Past Valentine Davies recipients include Phil Alden Robinson, Norman Lear, Neal Baer and Larry Gelbart. Seth Freeman and Susannah Grant are the most recent recipients.

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