Eureka, MT – June 26, 2008 -- Lee Kessler has been nominated and granted admission by the Daughters of the American Revolution as a Dazzling Daughter of the American Revolution, a very honored and prestigious group of only 121 women in American history. The DAR will be installing an exhibit of her works as an actress, playwright and author along with approximately half of the Dazzling Daughters.
The DAR exhibit, titled Dazzling Daughters: The DAR and Women’s History in America, will open with the commencement of the 117th Continental Congress in July 2008. The Director of Archives and History of the DAR, Tracy Robinson, invited Lee to exhibit in the American Room, which features over half of the Dazzling DAR members who, through diligent application of their unique talents and abilities, have made significant and positive contributions to American or international culture, society, or history.
The DAR has over 850,000 members. However, the Dazzling Daughters list names only 121 – a very exclusive list. Lee Kessler joins such honored and admitted Dazzling Daughters as:
About The Daughters of the American Revolution
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded on October 11, 1890 and admitted over 850,000, during a time that was marked by a revival in patriotism and intense interest in the beginnings of the United States of America. Women felt the desire to express their patriotic feelings and were frustrated by their exclusion from men's organizations formed to perpetuate the memory of ancestors who fought to make this country free and independent. As a result, a group of pioneering women in the nation's capital formed their own organization and the Daughters of the American Revolution has carried the torch of patriotism ever since.
About Lee Kessler
Lee Kessler is a television actress, playwright, and stage director. Her career in Hollywood and New York spans 30 years and includes dozens of guest starring roles in episodic TV, mini-series and movies-of-the-week. She had re-occurring roles in the series “Hill Street Blues” and “Matlock,” and was submitted for Emmy nomination twice for her starring roles in the movie “Collision Course,” and the ABC special, “Which Mother Is Mine?” She co-starred with Peter O’Toole in the movie “Creator.” Her play, “Anais Nin—the Paris Years,” was produced in New York and Los Angeles, with a subsequent tour on the West Coast. She also directed the West Coast premiere of A.R. Gurney’s “Who Killed Richard Cory?” Lee’s latest book, White King and the Doctor, has been #1 in Suspense @ www.lulu.com online publishing -- www.WhiteKingandtheDoctor.com
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