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Doris Robert’s contribution to fighting age discrimination in Hollywood

by on April 22, 2016

Frequently our blog has highlighted issues of age/gender discrimination relate to the film and television industry.  It has been (yet another) week in which a number of high profile celebrities have sadly passed, indeed this has lead some to suggest 2016 is a “deadly year” for the famous.

While perhaps not as well or widely known in the UK, I though this editorial highlighting Doris Robert’s contribution to fighting age discrimination in Hollywood was worthy of a mention.  Covered more widely in the US press, Doris’s feisty reputation in questioning the lack of roles for older actors was well known and it is reported that she spoke at an actor’s union event as recently as March this year.  Let’s hope others will carry on her work.

 

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