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August 27, 2012

Diane Keaton to speak at Integris forum

EDMOND — Integris Health announced Academy Award-winning actress Diane Keaton will be the keynote speaker at the 26th annual Women’s Health Forum. The event is at 5 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker Ave.

With 50 movies and television shows to her credit, Keaton has taken on a wide range of roles and has not limited herself to any one genre.

The lead in the 1977 film “Annie Hall,” directed by Woody Allen, was Keaton’s breakout role. The two were dating at the time and he had actually written the character for Keaton using her nickname “Annie” and her real last name “Hall.”

The first of several starring roles in films directed by Woody Allen was her performance in the screen adaptation of “Play It Again Sam.” She later went on to star in the Allen films “Sleeper,” “Interiors,” “Radio Days,” “Manhattan,” “Love and Death” and “Manhattan Murder Mystery.”

Although comedy was where most of Keaton’s initial success resulted, she did earn a Golden Globe nomination for the thriller Looking for Mr. Goodbar. In that same year, she received an Oscar for “Annie Hall,” which also won an Oscar for Best Picture.

Keaton later starred in the movie “Reds,” for which she received another Oscar nomination, and again stepped outside of the comedy genre to appear in Francis Ford Coppola’s “Godfather” trilogy.

Most recently, she authored the 2011 memoir “Then Again,” a poignant and personal reflection on Keaton’s career as well as her close relationship with her late mother.

Today Keaton continues to act and direct, remaining popular with crowds from teenagers to senior citizens.

Keaton will reveal how to be fearless in life at this year’s Integris Women’s Health Forum.

 

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