Screen Actors Guild remembers the extraordinary life and career of Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor, who died today at the age of 79. The Oscar-winning actress and pioneering AIDS activist had been hospitalized in recent weeks for congestive heart failure.
"Her legacy will never fade, her spirit will always be with us, and her love will live forever in our hearts," son Michael Wilding said in a statement released by the family.
Before he became the 40th president of the United States, Ronald Reagan was president of Screen Actors Guild – during two significant periods.
Reagan, who began his career as a star of radio, film and television, first served the Guild as president from March 1947 through November 1952 (after serving previously as 3rd vice president and on the board). During this period, storied for its political and labor strife, his leadership paved the way for SAG’s first contract in television, among other accomplishments.
Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, who represents Screen Actors Guild as general counsel and deputy national executive director, was named to POWER UP’s 10 Amazing Gay Men in Showbiz list for 2010. He received the award at the 10th Annual Power Premiere Celebrity Gala on November 7 in Hollywood.
POWER UP is a non-profit organization known for its award-winning short films that advance the careers of gay women filmmakers. Two years ago, the group created the men’s list in addition to the 10 Amazing Gay Women in Showbiz list, which has been presented for the past decade.