The show ended a weeklong American Music Masters tribute to her.
Film academy to honor Vanessa Redgrave in London
Vanessa Redgrave will be honored at the film academy’s first European tribute to an actor.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says it will honor Miss Redgrave on Sunday in London, where she is starring with James Earl Jones in the stage production of “Driving Miss Daisy.”
Mr. Jones, who is to receive an honorary Oscar on Saturday at the academy’s Governors Awards, will fete his co-star in person. The 80-year-old actor is skipping the Governors Awards ceremony in Los Angeles to continue the run of “Daisy” without interruption.
He plans to participate by video in the Governors Awards, where veteran makeup artist Dick Smith also is receiving an honorary Academy Award for his distinguished career in film, and Oprah Winfrey will be presented with the academy’s humanitarian award.
Meanwhile, across the pond, the academy will honor Miss Redgrave for her five decades in film. The 74-year-old actress has been nominated for six Academy Awards and won for her supporting role in 1977’s “Julia.” This latest honor does not involve an Oscar statuette.
Miss Redgrave and Mr. Jones played Miss Daisy and her loyal chauffeur, Hoke, on Broadway before the production moved to London.
The academy honored producer Jeremy Thomas in London last year. Previous London honorees include Terry Gilliam, Harold Pinter and Lewis Gilbert.
Dress worn by Lady Gaga to hit the auction block
Attention, little monsters: A dress worn by Lady Gaga is being auctioned.
According to the Associated Press, the sculptural black dress the pop star wore on the cover of Madame Figaro magazine in May is expected to fetch more than $10,000 at Julien’s Auctions’ rock ‘n’ roll sale in December.
Designer Irina Shaposhnikova said she’s honored to have created a gown for Lady Gaga.
“Lady Gaga is one of the most stylish and inspirational persons of this century,” the designer said. “She looks amazing in this dress.”
The prop gun Lady Gaga fired in the video for “Born This Way” earlier this year is also available. It’s expected to sell for at least $6,000, said Darren Julien, president of Julien’s Auctions.