On Sunday night at Washington’s Kennedy Center, the 57-year-old actress received a stream of testimonials from celebrities including Jerry Seinfeld, Stephen Colbert and 2010 Mark Twain recipient Tina Fey — touching on the multiple aspects of her career.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus revealed today that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. The Veep star made the announcement to her followers on Twitter, writing, “1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I’m the one.”
How do you satirize politics when the real thing is its own comedy show? The cast of Veep talk Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton parallels, and the show’s sobering comedy.
Other inductees by the Television Academy this year are Julia Louis-Dreyfus; David E. Kelley; and former ABC executive Brandon Stoddard, who shepherded breakthrough shows including Roots. Sound pioneer Ray Dolby was inducted posthumously.