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Film Festival to Honor Hal Linden With Award

April 25, 2018

THE JEWISH JOURNAL: From Broadway to “Barney Miller” to his latest role in “The Samuel Project,” actor, singer and musician Hal Linden, who turned 87 in March, has been entertaining audiences for decades.

“I’ve been doing what I love for 70 years now. Why not keep doing it?” he said in a telephone interview.

Just back from New York, where he shot a guest spot on “Law & Order: SVU,” Linden was looking forward to the world premiere of “The Samuel Project” at the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival. He will receive the Marvin Paige Hollywood Legacy Award and participate in a post-screening Q-and-A on April 28.

The film is about a teenager whose senior year art project brings him closer to his grandfather, a German Jew, who reveals that he owes his life to a young woman who saved him from the Nazis.

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