Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen to Receive Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts

Aug 8, 2018

Welcome to Dance Factory's exclusive coverage of the highly anticipated Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts ceremony! We are thrilled to announce that legendary actors Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen have been chosen to receive this distinguished honor, recognizing their remarkable talent and significant contributions to the performing arts throughout their extraordinary careers.

About the Pell Award

The Pell Award, named after Rhode Island's beloved late Senator Claiborne Pell, is a prestigious accolade celebrating individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the arts and championed artistic excellence. Each year, the Pell Award is bestowed upon artists from various art forms, including theater, music, film, and dance.

Ted Danson: A Hollywood Icon

Ted Danson, hailed as one of Hollywood's most versatile and accomplished actors, has captivated audiences for decades with his remarkable performances. Best known for his Emmy-winning role as Sam Malone in the hit sitcom "Cheers," Danson's talent transcends the small screen. His portrayal of complex and diverse characters has garnered critical acclaim and widespread appreciation.

From his compelling performances in drama series such as "Damages" and "Fargo" to his comedic brilliance in shows like "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "The Good Place," Danson's presence on screen is always captivating. With numerous awards and nominations under his belt, including multiple Golden Globe Awards, Danson has solidified his place as an icon in the entertainment industry.

Mary Steenburgen: A Trailblazing Actress

Mary Steenburgen, an extraordinarily talented actress revered for her versatility and depth, has established herself as a true trailblazer in the performing arts. She burst onto the scene with her Oscar-winning performance in the film "Melvin and Howard" and has since delivered a series of memorable portrayals, showcasing her incredible range and raw talent.

Steenburgen's ability to seamlessly inhabit a wide array of characters has made her a sought-after actress in both film and television. Her notable works include "Back to the Future Part III," "The Help," and the critically acclaimed series "Justified." With her exceptional performances and ability to bring characters to life, Steenburgen continues to inspire and amaze audiences worldwide.

A Lifetime of Achievement

Throughout their illustrious careers, both Danson and Steenburgen have left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment, enriching the performing arts with their immense talent and dedication. Their contributions extend beyond their extraordinary performances, with both actors actively involved in philanthropic endeavors supporting causes they deeply believe in.

As recipients of the Pell Award, the highest form of recognition in the arts, Danson and Steenburgen join the ranks of revered artists and visionaries whose work has shaped and inspired generations. Their lifetime of achievement serves as a testament to their unwavering passion for the arts and their unparalleled ability to touch the hearts and minds of audiences worldwide.

Celebrating Excellence in the Performing Arts

The Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts not only recognizes the remarkable careers of Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen but celebrates the power of the performing arts to transcend boundaries, ignite imagination, and provoke thought. It serves as a reminder of the enduring impact artists have on society and their ability to shape culture through their extraordinary talents.

Join us in honoring Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen as Dance Factory pays tribute to their outstanding contributions to the performing arts. We commend them for their commitment to excellence and the lasting legacy they have created through their remarkable body of work.

Stay Updated

As Dance Factory, your go-to source for all things arts and entertainment, we will keep you informed on the latest news and updates surrounding the Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts. Be sure to check back regularly for exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes glimpses, and more as we celebrate Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, and their remarkable achievements in the world of performing arts.

Thank you for joining us on this extraordinary journey!

Doniel Sutton
That's fantastic news! πŸ‘πŸŽ‰ Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen truly deserve the Pell Award for their incredible talent and contributions to the arts. They have inspired many aspiring actors and actresses, including myself, and continue to be a source of inspiration. Well done, Ted and Mary! 🌟🎭
Nov 11, 2023
Nhi Ong
Their creative contributions have left an enduring legacy in the arts world.
Oct 21, 2023
Michael Waldman
Congratulations to Ted and Mary!
Oct 9, 2023
Nadean Aragon
Their contributions to the arts have left an indelible mark on the industry.
Apr 1, 2023
Jeremiah Juliano
Their dedication to the arts is truly commendable. Congratulations!
Nov 27, 2022
Katherine Welch
Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen's talent has enriched the arts in countless ways.
Jun 12, 2022
Brad Bennion
I am thrilled to see Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen receive this prestigious award!
Apr 26, 2022
Josh Jones
Their contributions to the arts have been truly exceptional. Well done!
Sep 23, 2021
Richard McCoy
This award is a reflection of their incredible talent and hard work.
Aug 17, 2021
Ronald Robson
Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen have set the bar high for excellence in the arts.
Jul 2, 2021
Peggy Carter
Their impact on the arts community is immeasurable. Congrats!
Apr 16, 2021
Laura Hunter
What an inspiring achievement! They are truly legends in the industry.
Mar 31, 2021
Colin Shepherd
Congratulations to Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen for this well-deserved honor! πŸŽ‰
Mar 3, 2021
Cathy Wolgast
Their influence on the arts scene is undeniable. This award is fitting recognition.
Dec 17, 2020
Gladinur Ramadhan
What a well-deserved honor for two amazing individuals!
Feb 22, 2020
Isaac Jessup
A well-deserved accolade for two remarkable artists. Congratulations!
Feb 1, 2020
Augustin Kapenga
I've been a fan of their work for years. This recognition is fantastic news!
Dec 11, 2019
Betsy Creech
Their careers have brought so much joy and inspiration to audiences worldwide.
Sep 23, 2019
Gisela Higa
Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen's impact on the arts is truly extraordinary.
Sep 6, 2019
Jaclyn Cinque
This award is a testament to their dedication and passion for the arts.
May 4, 2019
Ei Fan
I have always admired their work. This recognition is long overdue.
Apr 16, 2019
Beata Kwater
Such an incredible honor for such incredibly talented individuals.
Mar 29, 2019