PromaxBDA To Honor Actress Nancy Cartwright
PromaxBDA, the global association for marketing, promotion and design professionals in the entertainment industry, will honor the award-winning actress and iconic voice-over star who for 24 years is best known to the public as the voice of Bart Simpson with the Don LaFontaine Legacy Award at the 2012 Conference (June 12-14) in Los Angeles. Cartwright will accept the honor tonight, June 14, at the PromaxBDA Awards Ceremony hosted by actor and comedian Jay Mohr.
“Through her acting and voice over talent, Nancy Cartwright has put her stamp on an iconic character and helped make famous Bart, the beloved underachiever,” said Jonathan Block-Verk, president-CEO of PromaxBDA International. “Her many voice over credits combined have contributed to her success as an actress, philanthropist and civic leader.”
The Don LaFontaine Legacy Award was introduced for the first time as a part of the 2009 PromaxBDA Promotion & Marketing Awards at the 54th annual PromaxBDA Conference. This special award has been created to recognize voice talent and its integral role in marketing and promotion within the entertainment industry. Given to a voice of impact and someone who has contributed with their body of work to the effectiveness of the business, this award is offered in honor of Don LaFontaine’s name, memory and defining legacy. The PromaxBDA Awards competition is dedicated to celebrating excellence in marketing, design and creative content in the entertainment industry.
Cartwright also gives voice to Ralph Wiggum, Nelson Muntz, Todd Flanders, Kearney, and Database in the town of Springfield, helping make The Simpsons, now in its 24th season, the longest-running scripted show on television.
In addition to her work on The Simpsons, Cartwright has portrayed Chuckie in the cable series Rugrats, as well as Rufus the Naked Mole Rat in Kim Possible and Todd on Disney’s The Replacements. With nearly three decades at the mic, she has lent her voice to characters on dozens of other animated series. But while best known for her work at the microphone, she is not camera shy. She has held memorable roles in numerous television series and movies including Fame, Empty Nest, Cheers, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Twilight Zone-The Movie and Godzilla, as well as a lead in the TV movie Marian Rose White.
Cartwright received an Emmy Award and an Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Voice-Over Performances as Bart Simpson. They are displayed alongside the multiple Simpsons Emmys, her Emmys for Animaniacs and Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain, a People’s Choice Award, and the Drama-Logue Award she received for her one-woman show, In Search of Fellini, currently being developed as a screenplay.