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Kate McEnroe,
AMC Networks president

Marymount MANHATTAN College
Screen Goddess Faye Dunaway
Presents Award to WE Founder

By Edward T. Callaghan

HE baronial hall of the University Club with its Gothic architecture seemed the perfect setting for a President’s dinner, especially if the president runs one of America’s most prestigious colleges.

For a quarter century, Marymount Manhattan College has hosted the President’s Medal Dinner to honor distinguished New Yorkers. This year’s honorees have championed child advocacy and the arts.

A real surprise was the appearance of screen goddess Faye Dunaway, who escaped the attention of paparazzi with a cascading black wig.  Dunaway flew in to personally present the President’s Medal to her old pal Kate McEnroe, president of AMC Networks and founder of WE (Women’s Entertainment Channel).

Faye reminisced about the day Kate “was a little weather girl back in Iowa.”

Proud as she was of McEnroe’s accomplishments in television, Dunaway lauded her for her “new role as adoptive mom to two Romanian orphans.  Now that’s a challenge.”

Dr. Stephen B. Colvin, hief of division of cardiothoracic surgery at NYU Medical Center, was honored for efforts to provide life saving heart surgery for young children around the world.

Marymount president Judson R. Shaver presented the indefatigable, ever radiant Kitty Carlisle Hart with the Lifetime Achievement Award:

Hart brought gales of laughter with her witty, slightly naughty, double entendres. Hart has been, for over thirty decades, a tireless champion for the arts. The college’s theater students paid tribute with a musical performance.

Glamorous in a red satin brocade suit, Hart did a high kick to show she’s still got it.  And boy, does she ever!

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