The first woman to head a major film studio is among the 2017 inductees to the National Women’s Hall of Fame, announced today in Seneca Falls.
Sherry Lansing headed both 20th Century Fox and Paramount. She’s been involved in production and distribution of films from Forrest Gump to Titanic.
The others include former New York First Lady Matilda Cuomo, wife of the late Governor Mario Cuomo; farm animal welfare champion Dr. Temple Grandin; Playwright Lorraine Hansberry, author of A Raisin in the Sun; cosmetics executive turned healthcare advocate Victoria Jackson; journalist, author, Congresswoman and Ambassador Clare Booth Luce; inventor and paralympian Aimee Mullins, who designed and became the first athlete to compete on prosthetic legs; Marine Corps Lt. General Carol Mutter; Geneticist Dr. Janet Rowley; and finally Chef and food activist Alice Waters.
All will be formally inducted into the Hall of Fame in the fall.