Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals – one of the oldest theatrical organization in the world bestows this award annually on women “who have made lasting and impressive contributions to the entertainment world”.
Coolidge, who saw a career resurgence following her Emmy-winning turn as Tanya McQuoid-Hunt in the acclaimed HBO series The White Lotus, headlined a parade through the streets of Cambridge onn. Dressed in a leopard print coat and donning a fluffy pink hat, she waved to the crowd that had come out despite unusually frigid temperatures.
Her other film credits include roles in Best In Show, A Mighty Wind and Shotgun Wedding, and she has appeared in multiple television shows, including Seinfeld, 2 Broke Girls and Nip/Tuck.
What is Hasty Pudding Award ?
The Hasty Pudding award is bestowed to men and women who have made “an impressive contribution to the world of entertainment” annually by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals society at Harvard University, Cambridge MA. The award was created in 1951 and its first male and female recipients were Bob Hope, a British born American comedian, singer and actor in 1967 and Gertrude Lawrence, an English actress, singer and dancer in 1951 respectively.
The Women of the Year recipient is traditionally treated to a day of celebrations in her honor, including a parade through Harvard Square accompanied by members of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals and Pudding-affiliated Organizations. This is usually followed by a celebratory dinner and entertainment by the Harvard Krokodiloes.
Jennifer Coolidge Biography
Jennifer Coolidge is an experimental comedienne and versatile character actress. She is known for playing Stifler’s mom in American Pie (1999).
- Name – Jennifer Coolidge
- Birth – 28 August, 1961
- Birth Place – Boston, Massachusetts, USA
- Height. – 5’11”
- Parents – Gretchen (Knauff) and Paul Constant Coolidge
- Education – Norwell High School, Emerson College Boston
- Television Debut – NBC’s Seinfeld (1989)
- Big Screen Debut – as a nurse in Not of This Earth (1995), the courtroom comedy Trial and Error (1997)
- Social Media – Active on Facebook , Instagram, Twitter