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actor , filmmaker , Museum director

Rosie Lee Hooks, museum director, actor, filmmaker. Achievements include development of Jazz Mentorship Program. Recipient Rainbow award, Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival, Community Service award, Festival Philippine Arts and Culture, King Drew Medical School, 2006. Member of Engineering and Architects Association, American Federation television and Recording Artists, Actors Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild.

Education

Attended, Miami Dade Community College. Attended, University Miami. Attended, University Maryland.

Attended, NUY Tisch School Film and television.

Career

Teacher/social worker's aid, career development specialist Dade County Board Public Instruction, Miami, 1967—1970. Regional representatives University Research Corporation and Education Projects, Inc., 1970—1974. Program coordinator Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 1974—1977.

Freelance actress, consultant, 1977—1983. Actor, administrative/training coordinator DC Black Repertory Company, Washington, 1974—1977. Director, Office Festivals and Gallery Theatre City Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, 1990—2002, director, Watts Towers Arts Center, since 2002.

Producer various arts festivals and theatre productions.

Achievements

  • Achievements include development of Jazz Mentorship Program.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Actor: (film) The Bodyguard, 1992. (plays) A Change is Gonna Come, Poetry Cabaret, Misanthrope, One Thousand Cranes, Checkmates, Song of the Lusitanian Bogey, Men's, Eden and others. Filmmaker: A Special Friend of Mine.

      Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture. A Dozen Drums. Los Angeles Cuban Festival.

      Storytelling Time. Fertile Ground: Stories from the Watts Towers Arts Center and others.

Membership

Member of Engineering and Architects Association, American Federation television and Recording Artists, Actors Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild.