Contact: Michael Traupman, Director of College Relations, 610-740-3790
Abigail Fota, College Relations Associate - Media


Kitty Carlisle Hart to Receive Cedar Crest Honorary Degree Tomorrow, October 7th
Public Presentation, Honorary Degree Ceremony Will Honor Mrs. Hart
for Lifetime Achievement for Public Service, Arts Advocacy
and the Promotion of Women

Allentown, PA (October 6, 2003) - Kitty Carlisle Hart, star of stage, film, and television and a long-time advocate for the arts and women's rights, will receive an honorary doctor of public service degree from Cedar Crest College in a special convocation ceremony tomorrow, Tuesday, October 7, 2003, at 7 p.m., in the Samuels Family Theatre in the College's Tompkins College Center. The ceremony, which will include a brief celebration of the lives of Kitty and Moss Hart featuring members of the Cedar Crest Stage Company, is free and open to the public. Tickets are required. For tickets and information, contact the Special Events Hotline at 610-740-3791.

With a career that has kept her in the public eye for more than 70 years, Kitty Carlisle Hart has combined the magic of her performances with a lifetime of advocacy for the arts and support of the achievements of women. Mrs. Hart also has the distinction of having been married to the acclaimed, Pulitzer-Prize winning American playwright and stage director Moss Hart, who penned such classic plays as "You Can't Take it With You" and "The Man Who Came to Dinner."

Mrs. Hart has been greatly honored for her public service. She was awarded the National Medal of Arts from President George W. Bush in 1991. She has received appointments to the Visiting Committee of the Board of Overseers of Harvard's Music School and MIT. In 1990 she was appointed to the independent commission to review the National Endowment for the Arts. Mrs. Hart has also served as a member of the board of the Empire State College and as an associate Fellow of The Timothy Dwight College, Yale University. She is now an honorary trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art and has received an Honorary Doctor of Music Degree from the Curtis Institute of Music.

For more information on the Carlisle Hart Convocation, contact College Relations at 610-740-3790.

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Abigail Fota
College Relations Associate - Media


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