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Sherry Lansing

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Sherry Lansing (born July 31, 1944) is an American former actress and film studio executive. She is a former CEO of Paramount Pictures, and when she was the president of production at 20th Century Fox, she was the first woman to head a Hollywood movie studio. In 1996, she became the first woman to be named Pioneer of the Year by the Foundation of the Motion Picture Pioneers, and she was the first female movie studio head to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2005, she became the first female movie studio head to place hand and foot prints at the Grauman's Chinese Theater. In 2001, she was named one of the 30 most powerful women in America by Ladies' Home Journal, and The Hollywood Reporter named her fourth on its Power 100 list in 2003.

Fact file

  • Born: Sherry Lee Duhl July 31, 1944 (age 71) Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
  • Occupation: Film studio executive
  • Years active: 1968–2008
  • Spouse(s): Michael L. Brownstein (1967[citation needed]–1970; divorced) William Friedkin (1991–present)

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Jennifer Lawrence intends to use her spotlight wisely. The 27-year-old actress was honored with the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award at The Hollywood Reporter's 2017 Women in Entertainment Power 100 breakfast in Los Angeles on Wednesday, where she gave a powerful speech about embracing strong female voices, and using her platform ...

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