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By Robert Simonson, Playbill.com, September 20, 2014
Jordan Strohl, from The Lillian Booth Actors Home, shares the benefits of integrating music into the lives of patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia with Playbill.com.
By Ruthie Fierberg, Backstage, September 2, 2014
Tony winner Brian Stokes Mitchell, chairman of the board of the Actors Fund, champions the organization’s cause to help entertainment professionals make their living in the arts.
By David Robb, Deadline.com, July 25, 2014
Obamacare has been a blockbuster success in the entertainment industry, and the Actors Fund has played a vital role in helping thousands of low-income actors, writers and other industry professionals obtain low-cost health insurance.
By Souma Karlamangla, Los Angeles Times, May 22, 2014
In 2011, actress Lynda Berg didn't make enough money to qualify for health insurance through her union. And, on her own, she had trouble finding a plan she could afford because she's a survivor of breast cancer, considered a preexisting condition.
By Jay Levin, Bergen County Record, March 1, 2014
Sunday night’s Oscar-watching party at the stylish nursing and assisted living center in Englewood promises to be a swell affair. There’ll be champagne and hors d’oeuvres and, given this particular crowd, astute observations on...
By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times, March 1, 2014
Tom Capizzi is going to Hollywood Sunday night for the 86th Academy Awards, but not in a limo or a tux. Instead, he will be protesting near the Dolby Theatre, hoisting a green sign saying "Chase Talent Not Subsidies." Capizzi will be...
By Sharon Hazard, New Jersey Monthly, February 24, 2014
The Merry Mailman (a.k.a. Ray Heatherton) lived here. So did comedians Dody Goodman and Joey Faye... Each of these entertainers—now deceased—was a resident of the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, an assisted-living facility and...
By Chuck Mirarchi, DIS.com, February 20, 2014
On April 28, 2014, The Actors Fund will honor Disney Theatrical Productions as they celebrate 20 years on Broadway. The producing organization will receive the Medal of Honor, the highest award given by the 132-year old non-profit human services...
By Jonathan Vince, truthAtlas.com, February 14, 2014
LOS ANGELES–How do young entertainers maintain a healthy, balanced life in an industry notorious for its fickle impermanence? Laura Campbell, 34, can answer that question. As an education counselor for The Actors Fund’s Looking Ahead...
BZFilm.com, January 15, 2014
All those who have worked in the entertainment industry, eventually age and retire. Some remain active, doing occasional jobs, but most just enjoy life. There is a portion of those retired industry professionals, who live in specialized nursing care...
By Jeremy M. Barker, American Theatre Magazine, November 2013
What artists need to know, and where they can find out more.
by Mark Kennedy, AP Drama Writer, May 31, 2013
NEW YORK--A special audience will get to see Helen Mirren onstage next month in London in the play "The Audience"--some retired show business veterans in a New Jersey nursing home. The live cinema event company BY Experience said Friday...
by Melanie Grayce West, The Wall Street Journal
Jeffrey Bolton attributes his success as an investor to the long days he put in as an actor.
By Holly Reich, New York Daily News, October 24, 2012
Brian Stokes Mitchell will perform a benefit concert for The Actors Fund at Alice Tully Hall on October 31.
By Suzanne Russell, Rahway Home News Tribune, August 14, 2012
Playwright Ally Blumenfeld and actor, director and writer Brandon Monokian live in Montclair and are curious about plans for affordable housing in Rahway for members of the visual and performing arts community.
By Robert Simonson, Playbill.com, July 6, 2012
When the Supreme Court, on June 28, upheld President Obama's Affordable Care Act by a vote of 5 to 4, pundits on both sides of the issue—pro and con—declared the legislation would affect the lives of every citizen in the union.
The Star-Ledger, May 6, 2012
Finally, the artists are coming to the Rahway Arts District. The gritty former manufacturing town has placed a hefty bet on the arts, and that gamble may be about to pay off.
Rahway Rising Blog, April 12, 2012
A collaboration between a Newark-based developer and The Actors Fund would bring 60 units of affordable housing for people in the arts and entertainment industry to the Rahway Arts District (RAD).
Playbill.com, March 26, 2012
The Actors Fund presents the 17th edition of Nothing Like a Dame, a benefit for the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative…
Star-Ledger, March 25, 2012
Now the nonprofit organization is eyeing locations in Newark for artist housing, and according to a recent survey of almost 1,500 New York City-area performers, there’s plenty of demand.