Glenn Close

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"Glenn Close is an Emmy, Golden Globe, and Tony Award-winning actress. She currently headlines the critically acclaimed television show, Damages, for which she won an Emmy last year. She has received Oscar nominations for her work in five films, including The World According to Garp, The Big Chill, The Natural, Fatal Attraction, and Dangerous Liaisons. Ms. Close has worked on dozens of film, television, and professional theatre endeavors, and won Tony Awards for her stage performances in The Real Thing and Death and the Maiden. She has been honored with a Crystal Award from Women In Film; a GLAAD Media Award; a People's Choice Award; the National Association of Theatre Owners' Female Star of the Year award at ShoWest and a Gotham Award for her contributions to the New York independent filmmaking community. Ms. Close is a Trustee Emeritus of The Sundance Institute, having served as a Board Member for 16 years.

"Ms. Close recently participated in the launch of, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to confronting the stigma associated with mental illness. She also actively supports Puppies Behind Bars and their program, Dog Tags: Service Dogs for Those Who’ve Served Us."[1]


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  1. Panthera Glenn Close, organizational web page, accessed March 29, 2013.