Elizabeth Ashley

An Evening with Elizabeth Ashley

March 19, 2011

Elizabeth Ashley is an Emmy- and Tony Award-nominated actress, best known for her stage roles in Barefoot in the Park (1963) and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1973) and for her role on the television series Evening Shade (1990-1994).

Ms. Ashley’s 1978 memoir, Actress: Postcards from the Road, became a best-seller. She was a founding member of the board of directors of the American Film Institute while serving on the first National Council of the Arts during the administrations of Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. She has also served on the president’s committee for the Kennedy Center Lifetime Achievement Awards.