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Sherry Lansing (Return to Solomon Squad for January 7, 2006)

Biography - Sherry Lansing

Sherry Lansing served as Chairman of the Motion Picture Group of Paramount Pictures from November 1992 until March 2005. She currently serves as the CEO of The Sherry Lansing Foundation.

Under her chairmanship at Paramount, Lansing oversaw more than 200 films, three of which won the Academy Award® for Best Picture: "Forrest Gump," "Braveheart," and the highest grossing movie of all time, "Titanic." A pioneering studio executive, Lansing is the first-ever woman in the film industry to oversee all aspects of a studio's motion picture production.

Lansing has received numerous honors, including the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship, the Milestone Award from the Producers Guild of America, the Overcoming Obstacles Achievement Award for Business, the YWCA Silver Achievement Award, the Outstanding Woman in Business Award from the Women's Equity Action League, the Distinguished Community Service Award from Brandeis University, the Alfred P. Sloan, Jr. Memorial Award and an honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts from the American Film Institute. She was also the recipient of the Simon Wiesenthal Center Distinguished Service Award for the Performing Arts and was named the 1996 Pioneer of the Year by the Foundation of the Motion Picture Pioneers. In 2004, Lansing received the Horatio Alger Humanitarian Award.

Lansing serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of Friends of Cancer Research and as a Trustee of the American Association for Cancer Research. Additionally, she serves as the Chair of Stop Cancer, a non-profit philanthropic group she founded in partnership with Dr. Armand Hammer. Lansing is a Regent of the University of California and a member of the American Red Cross Board of Governors. In 2005, Lansing was appointed to the Independent Citizens' Oversight Committee of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. The CIRM was established by California's groundbreaking ballot measure, Proposition 71, which provided $3 billion in funding for stem cell research.

Lansing graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree from Northwestern University in 1966.

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