(PRWEB) April 18, 2013
Wendie Malick, the Emmy nominated co-star of the hit TV Land series Hot in Cleveland will present a Lifetime Achievement Award to Cloris Leachman, the Oscar and multiple Emmy winning actor at the 56th annual Genii Awards presented by the Alliance for Women in Media Southern California on April 23. Malick, who is best known as the acerbic Nina Van Horn on the long running sitcom Just Shoot Me, together with her Hot in Cleveland co-stars, recently played host to a Mary Tyler Moore Show cast reunion with Leachman, Moore, and fellow thespians Valerie Harper, Betty White and Georgia Engel in an episode of Hot in Cleveland scheduled to air this summer. This marked the first time in over 30 years that the quintet from The Mary Tyler Moore Show appeared together on a sitcom.
To say that Cloris Leachman is an original would be an understatement, says Malick. I consider myself lucky to have worked with her numerous times and lived to talk about it. With a career that spans six decades, including theater, movies, and television, she truly is one woman whos done it all. Although she may be best known as a comedian, she is a fierce, dramatic actress as well and never shies away from getting to the guts of a character. I am honored that the Alliance for Women In Media invited me to present Cloris this prestigious award.
This year, in addition to Leachman, AWM SoCal will honor the following women: