“Forgotten Hollywood”- Tom Hanks Supports Education…

Posted on March 5, 2016 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…Tom_Hanks_face

   An Ohio university says actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks will help dedicate the school’s newly renovated motion pictures center. Wright State University says he also will participate in an invitation-only gala to raise funds for the Tom Hanks Scholarship and Visiting Artist Program. Hanks is a national co-chair of a $150 million fundraising campaign for the school near Dayton.

   Hanks will appear at several private events in addition to the April 19th dedication and gala. He’ll meet with theater, dance and motion picture students. The Oscar-winning star of Philadelphia and Forrest Gump is not an alumnus of Wright State, but he has long ties to the school and a connection with its teachers and alumni.                                TOM HANKS —>

   He performed at the university with a Shakespeare company in the 1970s.


pConroy_index1   Pat Conroy (left) was a New York Times bestselling author who wrote several acclaimed novels and memoirs. Two of his novels, The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini, were made into Oscar-nominated films. He’s recognized as a leading figure of late-20th century Southern literature. He sold over 20 million books throughout his career.

   His abusive father was Marine aviator and military hero, Donald Conroy. His character was vividly brought to the screen by Robert Duvall. Later, Barbra Streisand and Nick Nolte played more of the scribe’s protagonists. Each of these actors earned Academy Award consideration.

   Last October, the University of South Carolina Beaufort held a three-day literary festival featuring Pat Conroy and discussions of his work, and included a screening. The event culminated with a 70th birthday party in his honor.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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