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Samuel L. Jackson and wife Latanya Richardson Jackson To Be Honored With Hollywood Icon Award

Samuel L. Jackson and wife Latanya Richardson Jackson will join the Women’s Guild of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center at a star-studded event on November 9 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. The prestigious couple will be given a Hollywood Icon Award, and they will stand on stage alongside host Kate Flannery and Grammy Award-winning performer Lisa Loeb. And to complete this legendary guest list, the Litvack Family will be honored with a Humanitarian Award from the guild.

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Samuel L. Jackson & Latanya Richardson Jackson: 2023 Icon Award Winners

The pair established the Samuel L. and LaTanya R. Jackson Foundation to fulfill their philanthropic endeavors both in their home country of the United States and in Africa, where they have committed to initiatives supporting the Children’s Defense Fund and the important mission of ‘Leave No Child Behind.’ They were even honored by the Children’s Defense Fund back in 2016 for their efforts with the organization.

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Richardson Jackson has previously been honored by organizations such as the United Negro College Fund and the New York Keeper of the Dream Award. She was also recognized by the Ladylike Foundation, a religious non-profit organization whose mission is to inform, strengthen, and motivate young women in underserved communities. On the other hand, Samuel has been nominated for every significant award, including the Academy Award, Golden Globe, Tony Award, British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards, Critic’s Choice, NAACP Award, and Black Reel Award. In January 2022, he got an honorary Academy Award at the 12th annual Governors Awards.

What is the Women’s Guild?

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For over sixty-six years, the Women’s Guild has contributed to health care by means of research and development by raising more than $70 million in funding for Cedars-Sinai’s work, which includes a current project — the Women’s Guild Neurology Project led by Nancy L. Sicotte, MD, the Women’s Guild Distinguished Chair in Neurology, which supports cutting-edge research, education, and treatment of more than 150 intricate neurological disorders handled by Cedars-Sinai’s leading experts in the field.