Manhattan, Feb 19, 2020 – The Lambs recognizes Anita Gillette as an Honorary Member
At a “Monday Night at The Lambs,” The Lambs – in conjunction with Harvardwood – held an evening with special guest Anita Gillette. Anita spoke about her long and varied career in theater, film and television, recalling many personal moments along the way. Interviewed by Foster Hirsch, author of 16 books on theater and film and professor at Brooklyn College, Anita shared many of her experiences from her lengthy and impressive career, which includes 14 Broadway shows. Accompanied by pianist Paul Greenwood, Anita performed several songs to the enthusiastic audience. She spoke about the many people she has worked with, including Lambs’ members Irving Berlin and Hal Prince.
The Lambs ® was founded in 1874, a social club for professionals of entertainment and the arts is America’s oldest professional theatrical association. It was members of The Lambs who founded the Actors’ Fund of America, ASCAP, Actors’ Equity, Paramount Pictures, United Artists, and most recently the merger that created SAG-AFTRA.
Harvardwood is a non-profit organization for members of the Harvard University community who believe in the power and purpose of the arts. The Lambs and Harvardwood often hold joint events of mutual interest to members of both organizations.
At the end of the evening, Shepherd Marc Baron surprised Ms. Gillette and bestowed an Honorary Membership to The Lambs in recognition for her artistic accomplishments. Mr. Baron stated, “On behalf of the Council of The Lambs and its membership, in recognition for your outstanding career in theater, film and television. we hereby proclaim you an Honorary Member,” and presented her with a framed certificate. Other Honorary members include Jim Dale, Loretta Swit, Matthew Broderick and Stephen Schwartz. After wards many gather in the Club’s pub for dinner and conversation. Photos and video by Lamb Magda Katz.