Ackerman Memorial Slated

Forry Ackerman’s memorial service will be March 8, 2009 at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, reports John King Tarpinian.

That’s quite fitting: Ackerman held the Egyptian in high esteem. He donated $153,000 to the organization restoring the historic theater, American Cinematheque, in 2004. In return, he was allowed to choose 153 names to go on plaques attached to seats in the restored Egyptian.

At this writing, Ackerman’s memorial is not yet listed on the Egyptian Theater’s schedule. I’ll keep checking back.

Update 1/8/2009: John has also drawn my attention to the American Cinematheque’s eulogy of Ackerman.

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