Audra McDonald Makes Broadway History; What Jon Voight Thinks of Granddaughter's Acting Debut
June 9, 2014
Audra McDonald Makes Broadway History
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Audra McDonald can now call herself a six-time Tony award winner.
McDonald won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Actress in a play for her performance as Billie Holiday in “Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill.”
The Broadway star walked away from her big night with the distinction of being the performer to win the most acting performance Tony awards. McDonald is also the first performer to win in all performance categories, according to Playbill.
Jon Voight Is a Proud Grandpa
It's no secret that acting runs in Jon Voight's family. His daughter is Angelina Jolie.
The talent has spread to a third generation of the family tree after granddaughter Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, 5, made her acting debut in “Maleficent. “
Voight told US Weekly he was proud of Vivienne's "wonderful" performance as young Princess Aurora.
"It was a very lovely moment to see Angie with her on screen, and they were terrific together,” Voight told the magazine. “It was just great.”
Lenny Dysktra's Son Follows in His Footsteps
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And in other news of keeping up with the family business:
Lenny Dykstra's son is following in the baseball star's footsteps.
Luke Dykstra was drafted in the seventh round by Atlanta, according to The Associated Press.
The elder Dykstra, known as "Nails" and "Dude," played center field for the Mets and the Phillies until he retired in the mid-1990s.
Andy Murray Hires a New Coach
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Andy Murray hired Amelie Mauresmo as his coach this weekend as he prepares to defend his Wimbledon title.
"I'm excited by the possibilities of the new partnership and Amelie is someone I have always looked up to and admired," Murray said in a statement, according to The Associated Press.
He said the former top-ranked player is someone who has "faced adversity plenty of times in her career, but was an amazing player and won major titles, including Wimbledon."
Wimbledon begins June 23, and all eyes will be on Murray to see whether he can serve up another win.