SAG-AFTRA Secretary-Treasurer and Los Angeles Local President Jane Austin joined former U.S. Rep. and foreign ambassador Diane Watson in supporting We Are America: A Musical Salute to Our Veterans at the Madrid Theater in Los Angeles on Dec. 21. Produced by active union member Pink Lady Jackie Goldberg, the patriotic variety show, which features only senior performers, provides an opportunity for members to showcase their talents and is meant to draw awareness of the struggle older performers face when looking for work. Watson presented Goldberg with a certificate of congressional recognition from U.S. Rep. Karen Bass. In addition, SAG-AFTRA swag bags were raffled off and the event concluded with a surprise Champagne toast to celebrate the 90th birthday of Klyda Mahoney, the eldest cast member.
Photo: Pink Lady Jackie Goldberg, holding her certificate of congressional recognition, is joined by former U.S. Rep. and foreign ambassador Diane Watson, center, and SAG-AFTRA Secretary-Treasurer and Los Angeles Local President Jane Austin, right, at the Dec. 21 variety show.