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Leonie Forbes Book Signing

Monday, November 19, 2012

On Saturday, I had the pleasure of meeting the Illustrious, Multi-talented Legendary Jamaican Actress, Leonie Forbes. At 75 years old, she is just as vibrant and animated as the characters she has portrayed over the years. The event was a book signing at Sangsters Bookshop for her latest book “Leonie: Her Autobiography, Leonie Forbes as Told to Mervyn Morris.


The book is a compilation of her life’s work and events for over a decade, “From Secretary to Star of Stage”.
Ms. Forbes is described as a “Matriarch of Jamaica’s Culture” , because of her contribution to the Performing Arts and numerous Awards received.

Honours and Awards
  • ·         My Life in the Theatre “ Medal by the Mexican Theatre Centre of the International Theatre Centre of the International Institute for outstanding theatre personalities of Latin America and the Caribbean ( 2001)
  • ·         Order of Distinction { Officer Class} Government of Jamaica ( 1980)
  • ·         Silver Musgrave Medal
  • ·         Centenary Medal
  • ·         Bronze Musgrave Medal ( 1973)

Ms. Forbes also stated the she hopes to have the Paper Back as well as an Audio version of the book in time for Christmas, or early next year.

Get your copy at Sangsters Book shop Island wide.
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