Stefanie Powers to receive 2017 The Artist of Polish Heritage Achievement Award

Stefanie Powers to Receive Polish Heritage Award

Stefanie Powers to Receive Polish Heritage Award

The award will be presented to her during The Gala Opening of the Polish Film Festival Los Angeles at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.

The 18th Polish Film Festival will take place in Los Angeles between 18th to 26th Oct 2017.

Stefanie Powers began her career at age 15, dancing for famed Broadway choreographer, Jerome Robbins and appeared in 15 of the 31 motion pictures she has made,  co-starring with screen legends such as; Roger Moore, Elliot Gould, John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara, Lana Turner, Ava Gardner, Bing Crosby, Glenn Ford, Lee Remick and James Caan.

She also recently co-starred with Richard Chamberlin in the critically acclaimed independent film, THREE DAYS OF HAMLET.

Her first television series, THE GIRL FROM U.N.C.L.E., marked a milestone in U.S. television’s history as the first hour-long series featuring a female in the leading role.  Her television career includes over 25 mini-series; over 200 episodic guest starring appearances; 35 movies for television and two more television series, FEATHER AND  FATHER and the popular, long-running hit HART TO HART, starring opposite Robert Wagner.

Throughout her career she has never neglected her theatrical roots, appearing in productions of; HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES, off-Broadway in THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES and back to the West End with Robert Wagner in LOVE LETTERS, which also toured the United States.

She also appeared in the UK in the West End production of THE KING AND I, which also toured the United States for ten months. As a result of the successful remounting of the musical SUNSET BOULEVARD at the Ogunquit Playhouse, a US revival is being planned. She appeared once again in the UK in 2012 co-starring opposite Richard Johnson of Royal Shakespeare Company fame, in the play, ON GOLDEN POND and she recently toured the US with LOOPED, playing Talulah Bankhead.

Stefanie’s memoir, ONE FROM THE HART, was published by Simon and Schuster. She also recorded a CD with the legendary jazz artist Page Cavanaugh called ON THE SAME PAGE.

She also created and performed her one-woman show, HART OF MY HEART, a tribute to the life and the lyrics of Lorenz Hart, at the newly opened Matcham Room at the Hippodrome as well as in New York.

The New York times critic Stephen Holden stated: “With her bright, crisp delivery, impeccable enunciation, steady intonation, and forthright musical personality, Ms.  Powers has a vocal presence that suggests gleaming sunlight on glass.”

As much a part of her life as her career, is her devotion to animal preservation and protection, which at times becomes more of a vocation than an avocation. She is founder and president of the William Holden Wildlife Foundation, established in 1982 to continue and to further her long-time partner’s conservation work in East Africa after his death.

She was appointed conservation consultant to Jaguar and Land Rover after creating the Jaguar Conservation Trust which she has operated in Central America.

Barbara Tomasik is a staff journalist, copy editor and reporter for Journalism News Network.
Barbara has seven years of experience as a writer. She also conducts sessions on yoga, which is her hobby.
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