Thursday, April 18, 2024

(Watch) Glenn Close Name Checks Robin Williams in Moving Speech About Mental Illness at Variety Lunch


Please do watch Glenn Close’s beautiful speech about mental illness at last week’s Variety lunch for Power of Women. Other speakers and honorees included Lena Dunham, Whoopi Goldberg, Rachel Weisz, and Kim West. But it was Glenn’s speech that really touches the heart. Variety filled midtown Cipriani and did a brilliant job– kudos to Michelle Sobriano, Claudia Eller et al. Rosie Perez and Emmy Rossum were among the guests, as well as Caroline Hirsch (Caroline’s Comedy Club, and Stand up for Heroes), “Selma” star Carmen Ejogo. I got to meet Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe of Uganda, who you can (and should) follow on Facebook.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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