Friday, September 25, 2015


Tim Curry and his co-star Aileen Quinn reunite after 33 years, as he is honored with The Actors Fund Lifetime Achievement Award a couple months ago at the Tony Awards Viewing Party in Los Angeles.

He is recovering from a stroke that continues to affect his speech, but that didn't stop legendary actor Tim Curry from attending a Tony Awards viewing party in LA on Sunday night.

Now it has been revealed that as well as receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award at the event, the 69-year-old actor was also reunited with his co-star in the musical Annie, after 33 years.

Actress Aileen Quinn, 43 - who played the lead role of the little orphan in the 1982 movie - spoke to People about their emotional reunion.

'Tim was the one [co-star] I hadn't seen in 30 years,' she told them. 'It was very emotional because what people don't realize about him is how kind he is in real life.'

The actor - who suffered a stroke almost three years ago - recently spoke about the importance of keeping a sense of humour throughout life, and Aileen echoed the sentiment to People.

She explained: 'When I came up to him I was like, "Tim, do you remember this face?" And he said, "Of course I do!" and he had kind of this wry smile,'

'He has that twinkle in his eye as always. Even though it's not quite the same as 30 years ago because he's older now, we had a very nice moment.'

She added: 'He's fighting the good fight. He's hanging in there. He came, he talked to a bunch of people, he got his award. He's a real fighter in true Annie spirit!'

Aileen currently fronts the band Aileen Quinn and the Leapin' Lizards and just released the album Spin Me. 

Meanwhile, Speaking recently to Los Angeles magazine, Tim said that he has been 'doing well' and was 'looking forward' to receiving the honor.

It is the legendary star's sense of humor that has helped helped him to remain optimistic since his July 2012 stroke when he collapsed at his Los Angeles home.

Tim is best known for his role as the brilliantly mad transvestite scientist Dr Frank N Furter in the The Rocky Horror Show (1975).

Meanwhile, at the viewing party, the veteran actor arrived in a black suit and was seated in a wheelchair.

He joins Theodore Bikel, Alfred Molina and Joe Morton as recipients of the same lifetime achievement award.

When asked what life would be like for him if it reflected the theater, he said: 'Scary. Well the theater is scary. And the longer the time in between the periods in the theater, the scarier it gets.

Adding: 'Life isn’t meant to be scary. It’s to be celebratory. In which case, it would be like the theater. I think of that as a celebration of life.' 

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