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by Joseph Melnicoff
Women in Film. Dallas hosted its 22nd Annual Topaz Gala on Sunday, November 5, 2006 at the Dallas Museum of Art. This special event honored career achievement and longevity of three outstanding Dallas women. Popular screen and stage actress Morgan Fairchild received the Topaz Spirit Award, Legendary Ada Lynn received the Topaz Legacy Award, and Dallas Talent Agent Linda McAlister received the Topaz Lifetime Achievement Award. The Dallas Film Commission gave their Advocacy Award to Dr. Elba Garcia.
The awards presentation was hosted by WFAA's Gary Cogill and Amy Vanderoef. "We are so excited to be honoring such phenomenal women," said Women in Film.Dallas President Cynthia Salzman Mondell, as she paid tribute to the four honorees and Marla Watson-Werst, the 2006 Topaz Chair.
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Photo 1: Morgan Fairchild With Topaz Spirit Award
Photo 2: Morgan Fairchild
Photo 3: Cynthia Salzman Mondell Address Audience
Photo 4: Scarlett McAllister (daughter of Linda) Listens to Linda McAllister's Acceptance Speech
Photo 5: Linda McAllister Accepts Award
Photo 6: Janis Burklund, the Director of the Dallas Film Commission
Photo 7: Women in Film.Dallas Scholarship Recipients
Photo 8: Marla Watson-West and Linda McAllister
Photo 9: Jac Alder, Theatre Three Executive Producer-Director, and Morgan Fairchild
Photo 10: Gary Cogill and Ada Lynn
Photo 11: Ada Lynn