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    Frank Langella book event for his memoir Dropped Names

    April 9, 2012

    In late March, Syracuse University and alumni in the Metro-New York area welcomed renowned stage and screen actor Frank Langella to Lubin House.  Langella, a 1959 graduate of SU, was speaking about his new memoir “Dropped Names: Famous Men and Women as I Knew Them.”

    Langella is known for his roles in movies such as ‘Dracula,’ ‘Frost/Nixon' and ‘Good Night, and Good Luck’ as well as his roles on stage in Broadway productions such as ‘Seascape.’

    During his career, Langella had the privilege of interacting with some of the past century’s most famous people including Rita Hayworth, Elizabeth Taylor, Jackie Onassis and Sir Laurence Olivier. Langella’s memoir recalls his interactions with 66 of the world’s most famous celebrities and what he learned from each encounter.

    Journalist Contessa Brewer, a 1996 graduate, moderated the evening asking questions to Langella about his life and his career. She also took questions from the audience, including one from Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara who came to support their friend and colleague. Although they were not at Syracuse during the same time (Stiller graduated in 1950) they have worked together on numerous projects.

    Please follow the link to our Facebook page for pictures from the event.