Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Andrea from “Beverly Hills 90210” Voted President of Actors Union by Acclamation


The White Shadow, Lou Grant, Patty Duke (and her TV father William Schallert) and even Ronald Reagan have all been president at one or another of the Screen Actors Guild.

Now ‘Andrea Zuckerman’, bespectacled and dull, from “Beverly Hills 92010,” editor of the student newspaper, has been elected by acclamation as the new president of SAG-AFTRA. Gabrielle Carteris succeeds Ken Howard, who sadly passed away last month. Carteris will fill out Howard’s two year term, moving up from Executive Vice President.

“I am deeply honored to be chosen by the SAG-AFTRA National Board to serve the union and its members as president,” said Carteris. “Ken was a great union leader, friend and mentor. He left big shoes to fill, but with the support of the national board of directors and the membership, I am committed to improving the lives of all SAG-AFTRA members.”

Rebecca Damon was elected Executive Vice President, which means women now run the actors’ unions.

So how long before the rest of the gang takes? Dylan? Brandon? Brenda? Donna? I’ll bet Steve, Kelly, and David already have plans for the prom, er, the SAG Awards.

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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