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Norman Lloyd and Patricia Morison to honored with special awards

The Cinecon Board of Governors has selected actor/producer/director Norman Lloyd and actress/singer/artist Patricia Morison to each receive the CINECON LEGACY AWARD at our show this Labor Day weekend. Mr. Lloyd will receive his award on Thursday evening after our opening night gala and before the screening of Steamboat Bill, Jr. and Ms. Morison will receive hers on Saturday evening before a screening of her 1940 film Untamed

Throughout the weekend nearly all of our films will be introduced by either Cinecon staffers or special guests who are film historians, archivists, film makers or very knowledgeable film fans. Some of their names are listed below.

Legacy Award Honorees:

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At 102 Norman Lloyd is the oldest working actor in Hollywood with a career spanning nine decades. He was interested in acting from an early age and by age 17 was accepted to Eva Le Gallienne's Civic Repertory Theatre. In the 1930s, as he honed his skills, the versatile Mr. Lloyd became a very busy actor working for various stage companies including the Orson Welles-John Houseman Mercury Theatre and the Federal Theatre Project. He made his Broadway debut in the 1935 production of "Noah". Lloyd was brought to Hollywood to play a pivotal supporting part in Alfred Hitchcock's Saboteur (1942). Hitchcock, who later used him in Spellbound (1945), liked working with Lloyd so much that he eventually made him an associate producer and then a director on his long-running TV show Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Among Lloyd's other films credits are Limelight (1952), The Unseen (1945), A Letter for Evie (1946) Scene of the Crime (1949), The Flame and the Arrow (1950) Dead Poets Society (1989)The Age of Innocence (1993) and Trainwreck (2015) Lloyd appeared in scores of TV shows over 7 decades starting with live dramas in the 1950s then in other shows like The Twilight Zone, Murder She Wrote, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Wings, The Practice, and Modern Family. His best known TV role came in the 1980s when he appeared in 132 episodes of the long running medical drama St. Elsewhere. His latest TV role is in the new show, Fly, which won't begin airing until January of 2018.

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Patricia Morison is a talented actress and singer who has had a long career in film, television and on Broadway. After graduating high school the very talented Ms. Morison turned down a scholarship to study art in Paris to join the Neighborhood Playhouse where she began to study acting. At age 19 she made her Broadway debut in the short-lived play "Growing Pains." In 1938 while appearing in the musical "The Two Bouquets" she was approached by a talent scout from Paramount studios. Soon it was out to Hollywood for the raven-haired beauty where she made her film debut in Persons in Hiding (1939). Other films followed including Romance of the Rio Grande (1941), Beyond the Blue Horizon (1942), The Song of Bernadette (1943), Without Love (1945), Lady on a Train (1945), the Sherlock Holmes film Dressed to Kill (1946), Song of the Thin Man (1947), Tarzan and the Huntress (1947), she played Maid Marian to Jon Hall's Robin Hood in The Prince of Thieves (1947), Queen of the Amazons (1947) and Song Without End (1960). Patricia found THE role of her career when Cole Porter cast her as Lilli Vanessi/Kate in his original Broadway production of "Kiss Me Kate." She later reprised her role in the London production of the play. She starred in other musicals including "The King and I," "Kismet," and "The Merry Widow." In recent years she has returned to her early love of painting and has had several showings of her work in the greater Los Angeles area.


Additional Guests

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Marsha Hunt
Long time Cinecon friend actress Marsha Hunt will be attending a screening of her 1936 film The Accusing Finger on Saturday afternoon. In a career that spanned 7 decades Ms. Hunt made over 100 films and TV episodes. Last year Marsha was the first recipient of the Cinecon Legacy Award.

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William Wellman, Jr.
Actor and author William Wellman Jr. is the son of famed director William A. "Wild Bill" Wellman. Mr. Wellman has been a frequent guest at Cinecon, signing his books and introducing his father's films, This year he will be introducing the 1934 political thriller The President Vanishes on Monday afternoon.


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