Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA) Press Release
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TO ACCEPT HOLA ILKA AWARD
AT 2009 HOLA AWARDS
New York, New York – Sara Ramírez, of the hit TV series “Grey’s Anatomy,” will accept the HOLA Ilka Award at the tenth annual HOLA Awards Gala and Benefit on Monday, October 26, 2009 at 6:30pm at The Players, America’s oldest theatrical club, at 16 Gramercy Park South in Manhattan.
The HOLA Awards honor Latino professionals in the entertainment and media industries, as well as hand out award for outstanding work in New York’s Latino theater. The HOLA Ilka Award is named after HOLA’s founding president, actor, lawyer and activist, Ilka Tanya Payán, and is given out to those performers who give back to society through humanitarian works.
Sara Ramírez can be seen as a series regular on ABC’s top-rated television drama “Grey’s Anatomy” reprising her award-winning role as orthopedic surgeon Dr. Callie Torres. Prior to “Grey’s Anatomy,” she won the Tony Award for her role as Lady of the Lake in the Broadway smash-hit Monty Python’s Spamalot. She recently worked with youngsters in narrating Prokofiev's Peter & the Wolf in performances by the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra. Her concerts have included Martinis at the Martin, Sara Ramírez with Hollis Resnik at the Ravinia, Bravo Bernstein (MTW’s 20th Anniversary Gala Concert) at the Hudson Theatre and The Barrington Stage Company Gala to name a few. She has started a liver foundation in memory of her best friend, the late actor Al D. Rodríguez, who passed away from liver cancer in 2008. Please visit www.aldrodriguezliverfoundation.com for more information.
Also being honored at the 2009 HOLA Awards are David Álvarez (star of Broadway’s Billy Elliot: The Musical), Ricardo Gómez (star of TV Española’s “Cuéntame cómo pasó”), Pregones Theater (for their 30th anniversary) and Univisión 41 (for 41 years of service to the community) with special recognition awards; and actor/producer Silvia Brito and actor René Sánchez for lifetime achievement. For a complete list of awardees, click here.
Sara Ramírez, of the hit TV series “Grey’s Anatomy,” will accept the HOLA Ilka Award at the tenth annual HOLA Awards Gala and Benefit on Monday, October 26, 2009 at 6:30pm at The Players, America’s oldest theatrical club, at 16 Gramercy Park South in Manhattan. Tickets for the 2009 HOLA Awards Gala and Benefit are $95 and can be bought through calling HOLA at (212) 253-1015 or online at www.hellohola.org.
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