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Lynn Whitfield (2008)

Louisiana Legends Gala



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2008-06-04

Duration: 00:10:36

Subjects: Whitfield, Lynn | Actresses | Film Industry | Television


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Perkins, Huel Interviewee
  • Gordon, Derek Interviewee
  • Langston, Shawne Interviewee
  • Katz, Vera Interviewee
  • Whitfield, Lynn Speaker


This segment from the 2008 Louisiana Legends Gala features a profile and a speech by Lynn Whitfield accepting her recognition as a Louisiana Legend. Whitfield, a native of Baton Rouge, is a film, theater, and television actress. She won an Emmy award for the “The Josephine Baker Story” in 1991. The profile includes interviews with Huel Perkins, her friend, Derek Gordon of the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, Shawne Langston, her sister, and Howard University Theatre Professor Vera Katz. Host: Beth Courtney