City to host conversation with actress Barbara Bain

Wave Staff Report

WEST HOLLYWOOD — The city’s Artists and Icons series will host a conversation with actress, director, and concerned citizen Barbara Bain, highlighting her decades-long career.

The event will take place at 7 p.m. March 16 at the city’s public meeting room, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. A question-and-answer session will follow at 8 p.m. The event is free, but seating is limited. RSVP is requested via Eventbrite.

Limited parking at the adjacent five-story West Hollywood Park structure will be available.

Best known for her work in the landmark television series “Mission: Impossible,” Bain was the first actress to receive three consecutive Emmy Awards for Best Dramatic Actress. 

She began her acting career in New York under the instruction of Lee Strasberg of the Actors Studio. After settling in Los Angeles, she established herself at the Actors Studio West. 

In 1968, the Actors Studio West moved to William S. Hart House in West Hollywood and Bain was active in the studio’s efforts to relocate. She is a lifetime member of the Actors Studio where she taught classes and performed scene work for many decades.

The conversation will be moderated by Corey Roskin, a writer and social services professional based in Palm Springs. Roskin worked for the city of West Hollywood for 29 years, most notably coordinating special events and projects as part of the city’s Social Services Division. 

For the past 21 years he also has been programming and producing literary events including the West Hollywood Book Fair, Lambda Lit Fest and Palm Springs Pride on the Page, among others. 

The West Hollywood Artists & Icons is a periodic series organized by the city’s Arts Division that celebrates the lives and work of West Hollywood residents and artists who present their work in the city. The series has previously focused on Bette Davis, Mae West, Michael McMillen, Dan Guerrero and Frances Taylor Davis.