Join us for the 34th annual Philip B. Brown ’44 Memorial Lecture, featuring Bradley Whitford ’81, Emmy Award winning actor and Wesleyan trustee.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Reception: 6 p.m.
Lecture: 7 p.m.
Hosted by Lisa Hook P’17 and Peter Gillon P’17 at their home in Washington, DC. Address and directions will be provided to registered guests.
Kindly RSVP by March 21.
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Bradley Whitford '81 is an Emmy Award winning actor and Wesleyan alumni-elected trustee . He stars in ABC’s Trophy Wife and in the upcoming film, Midnight Rider. At Wesleyan, Bradley majored in English and Theater. He then went on to study drama at the Juilliard School. For seven years, Bradley was seen on the celebrated drama The West Wing created by Aaron Sorkin. His performance earned him a 2001 Emmy Award as well as Golden Globe Award nominations in 2001 and 2002. Bradley has many film credits to his name, including the recent movies Saving Mr. Banks and The Cabin in The Woods, written and produced by fellow Wes alum Joss Whedon ’87. His professional performance debut was in the Off-Broadway production of Curse of the Starving Class opposite Kathy Bates. Additional theater credits include Boeing Boeing on Broadway, Three Days of Rain at the Manhattan Theatre Club, Measure for Measure at Lincoln Center Theater, and the title role in Coriolanus at the Folger Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C.
Bradley is also a dedicated philanthropist and founded the non-profit Clothes Off Our Back. Although it is no longer active, the foundation auctioned off celebrity attire and other items worn at movie premieres and award shows to raise much-needed funds for a variety of children’s charities.
He is also politically involved, making guest appearances on such shows like Real Time with Bill Maher and the Majority Report. Leading up to the 2012 general election, Bradley teamed up with Courage Campaign founder and chair, Rick Jacobs, and filmed a video to explain the ins and outs of California’s Proposition 30 and Proposition 32. The video emphasized the importance of this vote and encouraged voters to come to the polls.
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