The Paley Center for Media celebrated the storied, multi-decade television career of Oscar, Tony, Golden Globe and BAFTA award-winning actor Joel Grey on Tuesday, April 27 with "An Evening with Joel Grey." Mr. Grey discussed the important role television has played in his career, from his earliest appearances in the 1950's on series with Steve Allen and Eddie Cantor, to his Emmy-nominated turn on CBS's "Brooklyn Bridge" to more recent performances on "Oz," "House," and "Grey's Anatomy." The evening featured a video retrospective of Mr. Grey's most memorable (and some rarely seen) television work. The event will took place at The Paley Center's New York location (25 West 52nd Street, NYC). A private dinner with Mr. Grey immediately followed the presentation.
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Joel Grey has epitomized the show business "triple threat" for decades. His dynamic talent was confirmed when he created one of the iconic characters of film and theater-the magnetic, sinister Emcee in Cabaret-for which he won both the Tony and the Academy Award. But Grey's versatility reaches beyond song-and-dance, as he has proven himself an outstanding dramatic actor on countless occasions - many of them on television. His television career began in the early 1950's, and sixty years later it shows no signs of slowing down.
The Paley Center for Media, with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the collection and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry.
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