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Sex Symbol Raquel Welch Honored With Local Award

Other atendees of the fourth annual Broken Glass Awards include actress Shirley Jones (Gena Rowlands Award), director Jennifer Yuh Nelson whose film Kung Fu Panda 2 is an Oscar® nominee (Broken Glass Award), philanthropist Barbara Keller (The Jackie Lee H

Actress Raquel Welch will be honored in March with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Palm Springs Women in Film and Television Gala.

The fourth annual Broken Glass Awards are set for 6 p.m. Friday, March 2 at the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage, according to Diane Marlin-Dirkx, a spokeswoman for the event.

Welch, who has a home in the Coachella Valley, became a household name in her first film "One Million Years B.C."

"Being a sex symbol was rather like being a convict," Welch has said. Her book, released in 2010, "Raquel: Beyond the Cleavage" was a best-seller.

Welch will be given the Lifetime Achievement Award by Palm Springs Women in Television (SWIFT) "for her deft and determined shattering of the glass ceiling, thwarting a stereotype, and taking on challenging roles in a diverse choice of media to great success," Marlin-Dirkx said.

Other atendees of the fourth annual Broken Glass Awards include actress Shirley Jones (Gena Rowlands Award), director Jennifer Yuh Nelson whose film Kung Fu Panda 2 is an Oscar® nominee (Broken Glass Award), philanthropist Barbara Keller (The Jackie Lee Houston Humanitarian Award) and producer Kim Waltrip (Desert Diva Award).

The cost to attend the event is $100 for PSWIFT and $150 for non-members. To purchase tickets, visit www.pswift.org or call (760) 238-0306.

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