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Morgan Fairchild, Anne-Marie Johnson Honored by SAG-AFTRA

6 March 2016 2:43 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Morgan Fairchild and Anne-Marie Johnson received the Ralph Morgan Award, the SAG-aftra Los Angeles Local’s highest honor, in an emotional ceremony Sunday.

The awards evoked several standing ovations by the more than 500 union members attending at the annual Los Angeles Local membership meeting at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City. Former SAG VP Mike Farrell presented Fairchild with her award and former SAG president Alan Rosenberg made the presentation to Johnson.

Johnson, who was a key figure in pushing for diversity in show business during the past two decades, noted in her acceptance that she is the first African-American recipient of the honor. “I will continue to talk about diversity, no matter how uncomfortable those conversations may be,” she added.

“She’s ensured that diversity has become an integral part of our industry,” Rosenberg noted.

Johnson recalled a key moment during the six-month 2000 commercials strike when the union »

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