George Stevens Jr., Sidney Poitier, and Tommy Lasorda
Original Airdates: May 27-29, 2022
TVC 579.3: Part 2 of a conversation that began with last week with George Stevens Jr., founder of the American Film Institute and the Kennedy Center Honors, and the son of Academy Award-winning filmmaker George Stevens (A Place in the Sun, Shane, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Greatest Story Ever Told, Giant). Topics this segment include a recap of the events that led to the creation of AFI, including the back story of the Life Achievement Award (the annual event that has honored such celebrated actors and filmmakers as John Ford, James Cagney, Orson Welles, and Martin Scorsese), plus George shares a few memories of Academy Award winner Sidney Poitier and legendary Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda. George’s memoir, My Place in the Sun: Life in the Golden Age of Hollywood and Washington, is available now wherever books are sold.
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