Diane Keaton

Monday, November 21, 2011, 8:00 pm
Venue: Herbst Theatre

Series: Special Events

Actress, director, and producer Diane Keaton has starred in some of the most memorable movies of the past forty years.  After making her film debut in 1970, Keaton gained critical acclaim and widespread recognition for her portrayal of Kay Adams-Carleone in The Godfather in 1972. That same year, Keaton and director Woody Allen co-starred in the film version of Allen’s play, Play It Again, Sam, a role for which Keaton had earlier received a Tony Award nominationKeaton’s collaborations with Allenwere instrumental in shaping her career and in establishing her as a comedic actress. She played eccentric and quirky characters in many of Allen’s early films includingSleeper, Love and Death, Interiors, and Manhattan. In 1977, Keaton earned an Academy Award for her role as Annie in Allen’s Annie Hall.  Her many other films include RedsBaby BoomFather of the BrideThe First Wives’ Club, and Something’s Gotta Give.  Keaton’s forthcoming memoir, Then Again, is about her life, career, and her mother’s 15-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease.  Her mother kept some 90 journals during her life and Keaton read them back to her during her final years. Keaton began writing her memoir soon after her mother’s death in 2008.