Actress Jane Fonda, record producer Richard Perry to speak at University of Michigan
The two will answer questions from the audience at the event, set for 4:30-5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, in the Rackham Amphitheater (on the fourth floor of the U-M Rackham Building, 915 E. Washington St.) The session is open to the public, but seating is limited. Tickets will be distributed at the door.
Both Perry and Fonda will discuss their lives and careers with the audience.
Perry received a bachelor of music degree in music education from the U-M School of Music in 1964. His resume includes producing recordings for pop-music legends like Barbra Streisand, Rod Stewart, Ray Charles, the Pointer Sisters, Carly Simon, Ringo Starr, Tina Turner, Diana Ross, Harry Nilsson, Neil Diamond and Ella Fitzgerald. According to an announcement from U-M, "Perry has had albums in the top ten every decade since he began his career in the 1960s and, has had number one records on four different music charts. He has been named Producer of the Year multiple times by top music magazines including Rolling Stone, Billboard and Music Week."
Perry "was honored by U-M in 1975 with an Outstanding Achievement Award and that same year established the Richard Perry Scholarship, given each year to a deserving musical theater major. In 1984, he helped create a recording and video workshop at the university," the announcement reads.
Fonda has won two Academy Awards (as Best Actress for "Klute" and for "Coming Home") and received five additional Oscar nominations. Her life—as the daughter of Henry Fonda, a famous actress, a social and political activist, and as a successful health and exercise guru—was chronicled in her bestselling 2006 autobiography "My Life So Far." Fonda is again on the bestseller lists with "Prime Time," an inspirational book on “successful living and maturing.”