Judith Ellen Licht, known professionally as Judith Light (born February 9, 1949) is an American actress, producer, and activist.
Light made her professional stage debut in 1970, before making her Broadway debut in the 1975 revival of A Doll's House. Her breakthrough role was in the ABC daytime soap opera One Life to Live from 1977 to 1983, where she played the role of Karen Wolek. For this role, she won two consecutive Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. She later starred as Angela Bower in the long-running ABC sitcom Who's the Boss? from 1984 to 1992, and later starred in many television films and short-lived series. She played the recurring role of Elizabeth Donnelly in the NBC legal crime drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2002–2010) and Claire Meade in the ABC comedy-drama Ugly Betty (2006–2010), for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in 2007.
She received her first nomination for a Tony Award in 2011, for her performance in the original Broadway play Lombardi. In 2012 and 2013, Light won two consecutive Tony Awards for Best Featured Actress in a Play, for her performances in Other Desert Cities and The Assembled Parties. From 2013 to 2014, Light played the role of villainous Judith Brown Ryland in the TNT drama series, Dallas. In 2014, she began starring as Shelly Pfefferman in the critically acclaimed Amazon Studios dark comedy-drama series Transparent, for which she received Golden Globe, Primetime Emmy, and Critics' Choice Television Award nominations.
Light is a prominent LGBT and HIV/AIDS activist, beginning her advocacy work in the early 1980s.
Light in 2015
Judith Ellen Light
February 9, 1949
Trenton, New Jersey, U.S.
|Education||St. Mary's Hall–Doane Academy|
|Alma mater||Carnegie Mellon University|
Robert Desiderio (m. 1985)
Light was born to a Jewish family in Trenton, New Jersey, the daughter of Pearl Sue (née Hollander), a model, and Sidney Light, an accountant. Light graduated from high school in 1966 at St. Mary's Hall–Doane Academy in Burlington, New Jersey. She graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in drama. She recalled the university as "rigorous" and "amazing". Afterwards, she started out on stage, making her professional debut in Richard III at the California Shakespeare Festival in 1970.
Light made her Broadway debut in A Doll's House in 1975. She also starred in the 1976 Broadway play Herzl. Light also acted for such theatre companies as the Milwaukee Repertory Theater and the Seattle Repertory Theatre. In the late 1970s, Light went through a real crisis after a period of not landing any parts. Broke, she almost quit acting, because she felt that she was not contributing to the theater.
In 1977, Light was called by her agent to audition for an understudy role in the ABC soap opera One Life to Live. Having wanted never to be attached to a soap opera or a sitcom, she initially rejected the idea, until she was told that she would have a daily salary of $350. At the audition, she realized that "the format reaches a lot of people", and that she could thereby "make a difference" and "make money" at the same time. Instead of landing an understudy role, she was recast in the role of Karen Wolek, a role that had previously been portrayed by actresses Kathryn Breech and Julia Duffy. This role was quite lucrative for Light and spawned one of the show's most-remembered storylines; Light's character became an alcoholic prostitute after she became bored with her life as a housewife. On trial, Karen saved her friend Viki Lord Riley (Erika Slezak) from being convicted of killing Karen's pimp, Marco Dane (Gerald Anthony) by admitting to the entire town, including her faithful husband, Dr Larry Wolek (Michael Storm), that she had been a prostitute. Light's portrayal of Karen brought the show critical acclaim and is credited with garnering One Life to Live ratings successes from the late 1970s into the early 1980s. Light's dramatic, confessional courtroom performance of a housewife-turned-prostitute on the witness stand is regarded as one of the most memorable moments in television by TV Guide. In 1980, this won Light her first Daytime Emmy Award for "Lead Actress in a Daytime Drama Series"; the scene in which she confessed her guilt in court is held in such high esteem that it is used in acting classes to the current day. Light recalled: "I was scared before those courtroom scenes. I was afraid to put myself out that much. With the agony of pulling it out piece by piece and having the prosecutor stick the knife in her gut, I couldn't help but let everything spew out of her."
Light won another Emmy in the role in 1981. She appeared in an episode of St. Elsewhere in its first season, called "Dog Day Hospital", in which she played a housewife who became pregnant for the ninth time even though her husband claimed he had had a vasectomy. In an effort to punish the doctor who botched the job she took an operating room hostage though it was later revealed that her husband had not had the procedure.
After this success on daytime, Light landed the leading role of assertive advertising executive Angela Bower on the ABC sitcom Who's the Boss?. Co-starring Tony Danza, who played her housekeeper (and eventual lover), the show ran for eight seasons from 1984 to 1992. The series was successful in the ratings, consistently ranked in the top ten in the final primetime ratings between the years of 1985 and 1989, and has since continued in syndication. TV Guide ranked Who's the Boss? as the 109th best sitcom of all time. Along with her work in Who's the Boss?, she also starred in the several television films, including Stamp of a Killer (1987) alongside Jimmy Smits, critically acclaimed biographical drama The Ryan White Story (1989) where she played the mother of HIV/AIDS positive teenager Ryan White, and Wife, Mother, Murderer (1991), in which she played Audrey Marie Hilley.
After Who's the Boss?, Light starred in another ABC sitcom, Phenom, which ran for one season, 1993–94, before being canceled. In 1998 she starred in another short-lived sitcom, The Simple Life on CBS. She spent most of the 1990s starring in made-for-TV and feature films such as Men Don't Tell and 1997's Too Close to Home, which co-starred Ricky Schroder.
In 1999, Light returned to the stage in the off-Broadway production of Pulitzer Prize-winning play Wit. She earned strong reviews for her portrayal of a university professor battling ovarian cancer, and reprised the role for the national tour. Light shaved her head for the role of Vivian Bearing, a literature professor battling ovarian cancer, in the play. She returned to television with the recurring role of Judge Elizabeth Donnelly in the NBC legal crime drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2002. She appeared in 25 episodes of the series from 2002 to 2010. In 2004 she starred in another short-lived CBS sitcom, The Stones.
In 2006, Light joined the cast of the ABC comedy-drama series Ugly Betty as Claire Meade, the mother of Alexis and Daniel. She was recurring guest-star during the first season and was promoted to series regular as of the second. She appeared in the show until the series finale in 2010. She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in 2007, and well for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series in 2008, for her performance in show. In 2011 she starred in two failed television pilots: ABC's sitcom Other People's Kids and USA Network drama Eden. In 2014 she starred opposite Henry Winkler in another ABC pilot, The Winklers.
Light appeared in a number of films in the 2000s. She co-starred opposite Chris Messina and Jennifer Westfeldt in the 2006 romantic comedy film Ira & Abby. In 2007, Light starred as a radical Christian woman in the independent film Save Me. Light's character, Gayle, runs a Christian ministry known as Genesis House, which works to help gay men recover from their 'affliction.' She is challenged by the arrival of Mark, an ill gay man who reminds Gayle of her dead, gay son, and the movie chronicles the challenges of the two as they learn to accept each other as they are. In 2014 she appeared in films Last Weekend opposite Patricia Clarkson, and played the role of Melanie Lynskey's character's mother in We'll Never Have Paris.
In 2010–11, Light appeared as a witty alcoholic Marie Lombardi on Broadway in the play Lombardi and received a nomination for the Tony Award, Featured Actress in a Play. She appeared in the play Other Desert Cities on Broadway from 2011 to 2012 and won her first Tony Award for Featured Actress in a Play for her role as Silda. In 2013, she appeared on Broadway in the play The Assembled Parties and on June 8, 2013, won her second Tony Award for Featured Actress in a Play for her portrayal of 'Faye'.
In 2013, Light joined the cast of TNT's continuation of the television series Dallas, in the role of Judith Brown Ryland, mother of Harris Ryland (despite being only three years older than Mitch Pileggi who plays her TV son). She received positive reviews for her recurring performance as villainous Judith in Dallas and Entertainment Weekly named her the "scene-stealer" of the series. In 2014 she was cast opposite Jeffrey Tambor in the critically acclaimed Amazon Studios dark comedy-drama series, Transparent created by Jill Soloway. She plays Shelly Pfefferman, ex-wife of the transgender character played by Tambor. The pilot episode debuted on February 6, 2014 and later episodes premiered on September 26, 2014. Light received Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film nominations for her performance.
In 2018, Light played Marilyn Miglin in the FX series The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, for which she received critical acclaim, culminating in a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.
After being inspired by the LGBTQ community, Light began advocating for people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in the early 1980s. She was one of the first celebrities to advocate against the social stigma encountered by LGBT people and those with AIDS. She has served on the boards of the Matthew Shepard Foundation and the Point Foundation, a support organization for students discriminated against based on sexual orientation or gender.
Through her role in Transparent as the ex-wife of a transgender person, Light raises these issues to a broad audience. She reported "It's something that we really haven't talked about before in pop culture, we haven't talked about transgender issues, we haven't talked about mature people's sexuality."
In an interview with Out, Light stated:
“It was the LGBTQ community that inspired me to be the kind of person I wanted to be. I wanted to be authentic and courageous, and for so long I wasn't. When I began doing a lot of advocacy work in the early '80s for HIV and AIDS, I saw the community and the way the community was operating against all odds, against a world and a culture and country that gave them nothing and denigrated them. ... I looked at this community and said, 'This is breathtaking. This is the kind of world and people I want to be around. These are the kind of people I want to be working with."
Light has been married to television actor Robert Desiderio since 1985. The couple live apart: she in New York City, and he in Southern California. She is Jewish and considers herself religious, without being attached to institutional religion per se. She has practiced Kundalini yoga for 20 years.
|1996||Paul Monette: The Brink of Summer's End||Herself|
|1996||A Step Toward Tomorrow||Anna Lerner|
|2000||Joseph: King of Dreams||Zuleika||Voice|
|2005||Ira & Abby||Arlene Black|
|2006||A Broken Sole||Hilary|
|2012||Rhymes with Banana||Herself|
|2012||Scrooge & Marley||Narrator|
|2014||Last Weekend||Veronika Goss|
|2015||We'll Never Have Paris||Jean|
|2015||Digging for Fire||Grandma|
|2018||Ms. White Light||Val|
|2018||Hot Air||Judith Montefiore-Salters|
|2019||Before You Know It|
|1977||Kojak||Laetitia Palmerance||Episode: "Monkey on a String"|
|1977–83||One Life to Live||Karen Wolek||Series regular|
|1983||St. Elsewhere||Barbara Lonnicker||Episode: "Dog Day Hospital"|
|1983||Family Ties||Stacey Hughes||Episode: "Not an Affair to Remember"|
|1983||Intimate Agony||Marsha||Television film|
|1984||The Mississippi||Episode: "Home Again"|
|1984||Remington Steele||Clarissa Custer||Episode: "Dreams of Steele"|
|1984||You Are the Jury||Elizabeth Harding||Episode: "The Case of the People of Florida vs. Joseph Landrum"|
|1984–92||Who's the Boss?||Angela Bower||Series regular, 196 episodes|
|1986||Charmed Lives||Angela Bower||Episode: "Pilot"|
|1987||Stamp of a Killer||Cathy Proctor||Television film|
|1989||The Ryan White Story||Jeanne White||Television film|
|1989||My Boyfriend's Back||Vickie Vine||Television film|
|1990||In Defense of a Married Man||Laura Simmons||Television film|
|1991||Wife, Mother, Murderer||Marie Hilley/Robbi/Teri||Television film|
|1993||Men Don't Tell||Laura MacAffrey||Television film|
|1993–94||Phenom||Dianne Doolan||Series regular, 22 episodes|
|1994||Betrayal of Trust||Barbara Noël||Television film|
|1994||Against Their Will: Women in Prison||Alice Needham||Television film|
|1995||Lady Killer||Janice Mitchell||Television film|
|1996–97||Duckman||Ursula Bacon "Honey" Chicken||Voice, 3 episodes|
|1996||A Strange Affair||Lisa McKeever||Television film|
|1996||Murder at My Door||Irene McNair||Television film|
|1997||Cow and Chicken||Nurse (voice)||Episode: "Space Cow/The Legend of Sailcat"|
|1997||Too Close to Home||Diana Donahue||Television film|
|1998||Carriers||Maj. Carmen Travis||Television film|
|1998||The Simple Life||Sara Campbell||Series regular, 7 episodes|
|2002||Spin City||Christine||Episode: "O Mother, Where Art Thou?"|
|2002–10||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Elizabeth Donnelly||Recurring role, 25 episodes|
|2004||The Stones||Barbara Stone||Series regular, 9 episodes|
|2006||Twenty Good Years||Gina||Recurring role, 3 episodes|
|2006–10||Ugly Betty||Claire Meade||Series regular, 72 episodes|
|2011||Nurse Jackie||Maureen Cooper||Episode: "Rat Falls"|
|2012–15||The Exes||Marjorie||3 episodes|
|2013–14||Dallas||Judith Brown Ryland||Recurring role, 18 episodes|
|2014||Raising Hope||Louise||Episode: "Dinner with Tropes"|
|2014–present||Transparent||Shelly Pfefferman||Series regular|
|2017||Doubt||Carolyn Rice||Recurring role, 8 episodes|
|2017||I'm Sorry||Judy||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2017||Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero||Mrs. Wright (voice)||Episode: "My Mischievous Son"|
|2018||The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story||Marilyn Miglin||2 episodes|
|2018||The Good Fight||Deidre Quinn||Episode: "Day 492"|
|2019||Queen America||Regina||Recurring character|
|1975||A Doll's House||Helene||Vivian Beaumont Theater|
|1976||Measure for Measure||Francisca||Delacorte Theater|
|1976||Herzl||Julie Herzl||Palace Theatre|
|1999–2000||Wit||Vivian Bearing||Union Square Theatre|
|2001||Hedda Gabler||Hedda Gabler||Shakespeare Theatre Company|
|2002||Sorrows and Rejoicings||Second Stage Theatre|
|2005||Colder Than Here||Myra||Lucille Lortel Theatre|
|2010–11||Lombardi||Marie Lombardi||Circle in the Square Theatre|
|2011–12||Other Desert Cities||Silda Grauman||Booth Theatre|
|2013||The Assembled Parties||Faye||Samuel J. Friedman Theatre|
|2015||Thérèse Raquin||Madame Raquin||Roundabout Theater at Studio 54|
|2016||All The Ways To Say I Love You||Faye||MCC Theater|
|2017||God Looked Away||Estelle||Pasadena Playhouse|
|Year||Award||Category||Film or series||Result|
|1979||Soapy Awards||Outstanding Actress||One Life to Live||Won|
|1980||Daytime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series||Won|
|Soapy Awards||Outstanding Actress||Won|
|1981||Daytime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series||Won|
|1998||GLAAD Media Awards||Vision Award||Won|
|2007||TV Land Awards||Favorite Working Mom||Who's the Boss?||Nominated|
|Prism Awards||Best Performance in a Comedy Series||Ugly Betty||Won|
|Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series||Nominated|
|2008||TV Land Awards||Mad Ad Man or Woman of the Year||Who's the Boss?||Nominated|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Ugly Betty||Nominated|
|2011||Drama Desk Awards||Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play||Lombardi||Nominated|
|Tony Awards||Best Featured Actress in a Play||Nominated|
|2012||Drama Desk Awards||Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play||Other Desert Cities||Won|
|Tony Awards||Best Featured Actress in a Play||Won|
|2013||Drama Desk Awards||Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play||The Assembled Parties||Won|
|Tony Awards||Best Featured Actress in a Play||Won|
|2015||Critics' Choice Television Awards||Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series||Transparent||Nominated|
|2016||Golden Globe Awards||Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film||Nominated|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Nominated|
|Critics' Choice Television Awards||Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series||Nominated|
|Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series||Nominated|
|Drama League Award||Distinguished Performance||Thérèse Raquin||Nominated|
|Outer Critics Circle Awards||Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play||Won|
|2017||Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series||Transparent||Nominated|
|2018||Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie||The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story||Nominated|
|2019||Critics' Choice Television Awards||Best Supporting Actress in a Movie/Miniseries||Nominated|
Judith Ellen Licht was born on February 9, 1949, in Trenton, New Jersey. Now known as Judith Light...
The College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania oversees the Schools of Architecture, Art, Design, Drama, and Music; along with its associated centers, studios, and galleries.
The College of Fine Arts (CFA) has its roots in 1900, when the institution was first founded as Carnegie Technical Schools. The School of Fine and Applied Arts was one of the original four schools within Carnegie Technical Schools and later became the College of Fine Arts. Officially founded in 1905 as the first comprehensive arts learning institution in the United States, CFA has educated outstanding artists, architects, designers, theater artists and musicians who have made important contributions to culture in the United States and the world for almost a century.
The College of Fine Arts concentrates on the education of professionals in the arts in the broader context of Carnegie Mellon University. Beyond their education in their chosen field, through required and elective course work, students are involved with other disciplines within CFA and within the other colleges of the University. Further, the college’s location in the Oakland District of Pittsburgh with its unique density of cultural resources (The Carnegie Museum of Art, The Carnegie Museum of Natural History, The Carnegie Library, the University of Pittsburgh, Hillman Library, the Frick Fine Arts Building, and Phipps Botanical Conservatory,) places CFA at the center of a premier cultural environment.
In addition, CFA actively promotes integrative and interdisciplinary practices throughout the Carnegie Mellon University campus, and currently offers the BXA Intercollege Degree Programs with Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Mellon College of Science, and School of Computer Science. The undergraduate degrees are the Bachelor of Humanities and Arts (BHA), Bachelor of Science and Arts (BSA), and Bachelor of Computer Science and Arts (BCSA) respectively, and students are to be admitted to the two corresponding schools at CMU to be enrolled, where they will develop and experiment with their corresponding disciplines in the forms of major capstone projects.CFA alumni have shaped the television, stage and film worlds; have created work collected in international museums; have composed for and are performing and conducting in major symphony orchestras, choruses and opera companies; have built notable buildings, designed building systems and architectural imaging systems; created significant innovations in graphic and industrial design; and are professors and deans in major arts institutions. These graduates have actively developed the innovations, inventions, techniques and information structures in their professional fields. They have also written, published and lectured extensively.
The educational and artistic life of the college is interwoven with a dense calendar of theatre performances, concert, exhibitions, film and media presentations and lectures by visiting artists, practitioners and scholars.
Notable alumni include Gabriel Macht, Christian Borle, Jonathan Borofsky, Philip Pearlstein, Steven Bochco, James Cromwell, Holly Hunter, Rob Marshall, Ricky Ian Gordon, Stephen Schwartz, Zachary Quinto, Ryan McGinness, Judith Light, Patrick Wilson, Ted Danson, Keith Lockhart, Matt Bomer, Josh Groban, Josh Gad, Michael Tucker and Blair Underwood.Claire Meade
Claire Meade is a fictional character in the American dramedy series Ugly Betty, portrayed by Judith Light.
Light's performance as Claire has resulted in a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series at the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards, when Claire was a recurring regular in season one. She was updated to a primary castmember in the second season.Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
The Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series is one of the award categories presented annually by the Critics' Choice Television Awards (BTJA) to recognize the work done by television actresses.Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
The Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play is an annual award presented by Drama Desk in recognition of achievements in the theatre among Broadway, Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway productions. The awards were established in 1955, with acting awards being given without making distinctions between roles in plays and musicals, or actors and actresses. The new award categories were later created in the 1975 ceremony.
† – indicates the performance won the Tony Award
‡ – indicates the performance was also nominated for the Tony AwardElizabeth Donnelly
Elizabeth "Liz" Donnelly is a fictional character from the NBC crime drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, portrayed by Judith Light. She made her first screen appearance during the third season episode "Guilt", which was broadcast on March 29, 2002.Harris Ryland
Harris Ryland is a character in the American television series Dallas, played by Mitch Pileggi. Harris is the son of Judith Brown Ryland (Judith Light) and ex-husband of Ann Ewing (Brenda Strong).Karen Wolek
Karen Wolek is a fictional character appearing on the American soap opera One Life to Live between May 1976 and February 1983. The role was most notably performed by Judith Light beginning in November 1977. Karen ultimately departs for an off-screen life in Canada, coinciding with Light's departure from the series.List of Dallas (2012 TV series) characters
Dallas is a continuation of the 1978–1991 series of the same name which tells the story of two rivalling families, the Ewing family and the Barnes family. The following is a list of characters and cast members who appeared on the show. The time durations below are only assigned to the certain actors.Los Angeles LGBT Center
The Los Angeles LGBT Center (previously known as the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center) is the world's largest provider of programs and services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Dedicated to building a better world for LGBT people, the organization's work spans four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy.Nobody's Fault but My Own
"Nobody's Fault but My Own" is a song by Beck. The song appears on the 1998 album Mutations. It was released as a single in Japan only on April 21, 1999. The CD single came backed with the exclusive tracks "One of These Days" and "Diamond in the Sleaze" as B-sides. The insert features the lyrics in both English and Japanese.
When asked about the story behind "Nobody's Fault but My Own", Beck said, "Well I went down to my basement. It was raining outside, and I wrote it."Beck has not performed the song live in concert since late 2005.The song was also recorded by Marianne Faithfull in her 2002 album Kissin Time, under Beck's production.
The song was used in the 14th episode of the 4th season of the American comedy-drama series Ugly Betty, "Smokin' Hot". It starts playing when Claire Meade (Judith Light) spots her son Tyler coming out on a runway.Phenom (TV series)
Phenom is an American sitcom about a tennis wunderkind that aired on ABC from September 14, 1993 to May 10, 1994. The series stars Angela Goethals, Judith Light, and William Devane.Phenom was placed in the ideal time slot of Tuesdays at 8:30/7:30c, between Full House and Roseanne. The series did well in the ratings, ranking in the Top 20 and maintaining 95% of its Full House lead-in. ABC cancelled the show after one season and replaced it with Me and the Boys, which was also cancelled after one season.Point Judith Light
The Point Judith Light is located on the west side of the entrance to Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island as well as the north side of the eastern entrance to Block Island Sound. The confluence of two waterways make this area busy with water traffic and the waters around Point Judith are very cold and dangerous. Historically, even with active lighthouses, there have been many shipwrecks off these coasts.
Three light structures have been built on this site. The original 35-foot (11 m) tower, built in 1810, was destroyed by a hurricane in 1815. It was replaced in 1816, by another 35-foot stone tower with a revolving light and ten lamps. The present octagonal granite tower was built in 1856. The upper half of the tower is painted brown and the lower half white to make the light structure a more effective daymark for maritime traffic. In 1871, ship captains asked that Point Judith's fog signal be changed from a horn to whistle. This change distinguished the Point Judith light from the Beavertail Lighthouse, which used a siren to announce fog. A whistle could also be heard more distinctly over the sounds of the surf in the area. Point Judith Light was automated in 1954, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.Robert Desiderio
Robert Desiderio (born September 9, 1951) is an American actor best known for his roles on television.Save Me (film)
Save Me is a 2007 film directed by Robert Cary about Mark (Chad Allen), a drug-addicted homosexual man who is admitted into an ex-gay program run by Gayle (Judith Light) and her husband Ted (Stephen Lang). The film premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and was later picked up for distribution by independent studio First Run Features.
In September 2008 the film began its limited theatrical release in select markets in the United States.The film screened at over 6 film festivals and has drawn positive reviews from Entertainment Weekly, Variety, Time Out London and several other publications.The Assembled Parties
The Assembled Parties is a play written by Richard Greenberg. It relates the story of a Jewish family living on the Upper West Side of New York City over a twenty-year period, from 1980 to 2000. The play, which premiered on Broadway in 2013, received three Tony Award nominations, including for Best Play.The Stones (TV series)
The Stones is a sitcom television series that starred Robert Klein, Judith Light, Lindsay Sloane and Jay Baruchel as the Stone family that are divorced but still live under the same roof. The show premiered on CBS on March 17, 2004 and was canceled after 3 episodes due to low ratings. It was supposed to begin in 2003 but was delayed. It was produced by David Kohan, Max Mutchnick and Jenji Kohan.Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play
The Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play is an honor presented at the Tony Awards, a ceremony established in 1947 as the Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre, to actresses for quality supporting roles in a Broadway play. The awards are named after Antoinette Perry, an American actress who died in 1946. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the Tony Award Productions, a joint venture of The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, to "honor the best performances and stage productions of the previous year." Originally called the Tony Award for Actress, Supporting or Featured (Dramatic), it was later changed to its current title in 1976. Before 1956, nominees' names were not made public. The change was made by the awards committee to "have a greater impact on theatregoers".Who's the Boss?
Who's the Boss? is an American sitcom created by Martin Cohan and Blake Hunter, which aired on ABC from September 20, 1984, to April 25, 1992. Produced by Hunter-Cohan Productions in association with Embassy Television (later Embassy Communications and ELP Communications) and Columbia Pictures Television, the series starred Tony Danza as an Italian-American retired major league baseball player who relocates to Fairfield, Connecticut to work as a live-in housekeeper for a divorced advertising executive, played by Judith Light. Also featured were Alyssa Milano, Danny Pintauro and Katherine Helmond.
The show became one of the most popular sitcoms of the mid-to-late 1980s. The series was nominated for more than forty awards, including ten Primetime Emmy Award and five Golden Globe Award nominations, winning one of each. Also very successful in the ratings, Who's the Boss? consistently ranked in the top ten in the final primetime ratings between the years of 1985 and 1989, and has since continued in syndication worldwide.
Awards for Judith Light