The Paley Center Celebrates Phylicia Rashad And Lynn Whitfield
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The Paley Center is set to honor award-winning actresses Phylicia Rashad and Lynn Whitfield with its latest event An Evening with Phylicia Rashad and Lynn Whitfield.

ESSENCE has learned the cultural institution will welcome the legendary stars for a conversation celebrating their incredible careers.

Rashad and Whitfield have had enduring careers that have seen them grace our screens and stages for decades.

Whitfield, who currently stars as Lady Mae Greenleaf on OWN’s addictive Greenleaf, took home an Emmy in 1991 for her role as Josephine Baker in The Josephine Baker Story. Her resumé includes a long list of acclaimed projects, including Eve’s Bayou and the 1977 Los Angeles stage production of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf.

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Rashad is a household name as well.

She became America’s favorite mom as Clair Huxtable on The Cosby Show, won a Tony Award for her role in the 2004 revival of A Raisin in the Sun, and could be the first female star of NBC’s This Is Us to take home an Emmy. Rashad’s nominated for outstanding guest actress in a drama series. She’s also set to star in OWN’s David Makes Man, a coming-of-age drama created by Moonlight co-writer Tarell Alvin McCraney.

An Evening with Phylicia Rashad and Lynn Whitfield will take place Wednesday, August 28 at The Paley Center in Beverly Hills.

Tickets are on sale now for Paley supporting, fellow and patron members, and individual members.

Tickets for the general public go on sale Friday, August 2.