Linda Gray is an award-winning actress, an accomplished director, a former United Nations Ambassador, and one of the world’s most recognized and admired stars.
Her award-winning portrayal of “Sue Ellen Ewing” in the TV series Dallas brought Gray international fame and critical acclaim, earning her an Emmy nomination for Best Actress and numerous international awards including Germany’s Bambi Award and Italy’s Il Gato for Best Actress on Television. She was also voted Woman of the Year by the Hollywood Radio & Television Society. After 11 years on American television, Dallas is still in syndication around the world. It was during this time that Gray made her directorial debut on Dallas, gaining experience working as a director on the show.
Gray has completed filming the pilot episode of TNT’s new TV series, Dallas: The New Generation, reprising her role as “Sue Ellen Ewing.” She recently filmed an independent movie in Greece, The Flight of the Swan, and stars in the family film A Very Mary Christmas. She also appears in the 2012 movie Hidden Moon.
Gray appeared on stage in England in the original stage production of Terms of Endearment, based on the screenplay of the Oscar-winning movie, and also starred in the West End production of The Graduate, playing to sell-out audiences, then replacing Kathleen Turner on Broadway for a limited engagement.
Gray made her theater directing debut with Murder in the First, and other stage work includes roles in The Vagina Monologues, Agnes of God, Love Letters and Bette Davis Speaks, which she also co-produced. She has numerous TV credits including the successful series Melrose Place and Models Inc., and has starred in many movies of the week. She has her own production company and is in pre-production on an original film, a project that will mark her directorial debut.
Emmy Award-winning actress Mariette Hartley is recognized as one of the most versatile actresses in the industry with an her impressive career in television, film and theater. Currently recurring on Law and Order: SVU, Hartley has also recurred on the FX series Dirt, and has appeared in dozens of television shows from The Cleaner, Grey’s Anatomy and Saving Grace to M*A*S*H and The Incredible Hulk. She has starred in movies of the week such as Silence of the Heart and “Mothers Against Drunk Drivers: The Candy Lightner Story.” A three-time Clio Award winner for her Polaroid commercials with James Garner, she also hosted the CBS Morning Program, nine seasons of the series Healthy Solutions, and is currently hosting her tenth season of Wild About Animals.
Hartley’s recent stage appearances include starring roles in the Broadway production of Cabaret and the Pasadena Playhouse production of Enchanted April. She starred in the national tour of the award-winning play Copenhagen, which earned her a Helen Hayes Award and the League of American Theatres and Producers’ National Touring Broadway Award.
One of the country’s foremost advocates for the mentally ill, she is the national spokesperson for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, which honored her with its Humanitarian Award for her outstanding work in the field of suicide prevention and research. For her involvement with organizations combining mental illness and her commitment to creating public awareness and understanding about this illness, Hartley was honored by the Southern California Counseling Center, and received the PSYCHE Award from the L.A. County Psychological Association. She was also the first recipient of the California Family Studies Center Life Achievement Award for her strength and ability to overcome family difficulties, and received an honorary doctorate from Ryder College.
Additionally, Hartley received the Woman of Achievement Award from the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith. She was the recipient of the 1997 Silver Ribbon Award from the University of California at Irvine’s Brain Imaging Center Committee and has served on the Board of Directors of the Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center.
Hartley is also involved with the Center to Prevent Handgun Violence, SOJOURN, and M.A.D.D., and she hosted an educational video entitled How to Stop the One You Love from Drinking and Using Drugs, which is part of Paramount Home Video’s ongoing Strong Families, Safe Families series. She was also named Outstanding Mother of the Year by the National Mother’s Day committee in Washington D.C.
Hartley’s autobiography, Breaking the Silence (Putnam) was a best seller in both hardcover and paperback versions, and has just been reissued in paperback. Because of her candor and humor, she is now one of the most highly sought-after motivational speakers in the country. Hartley’s accomplishments were recognized with the installation of her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
There are successful radio personalities like Casey Kasem and Rick Dees. There are artist managers who take unknown personalities and make them big stars. There are concert promoters like Live Nation and AEG. There are TV producers who are known within the industry, and there are TV personalities like Ryan Seacrest, Tom Bergeron, Bob Barker, and Pat Sajak. There are people who have won multiple Emmys, and there are people that have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. But only one person in the entire entertainment industry has done it all: Bob Eubanks.
Eubanks was one of the top rock ‘n’ roll DJs at the number-one radio station in Los Angeles for?seven years. He managed and crafted the careers of Dolly Parton and Barbara Mandrell. He produced some of the biggest concerts ever with the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and Merle Haggard. He was a top TV producer, having produced network and syndicated game shows and variety TV. He hosted some of TV most successful daytime programs such as Card Sharks and The Newlywed Game. He is the only game show personality to host the same format with original programming for five decades, and TV Guide named him one of the top five game-show hosts of all time. He’s won five Emmys including a Lifetime Achievement Award and became the last person to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the 20th century. Today, Eubanks is a noted keynote speaker to corporate America, and each year, he can be seen all over the world, hosting the Tournament of Roses New Year’s Day Parade, for Tribune Broadcasting, Travel Channel and Hallmark Channel.