Tim Curry attended a Tony Awards Viewing Party in Los Angeles, marking a rare public appearance since suffering a stroke three years ago.

Tim Curry Makes Rare Public Appearance Since Stroke

Curry, who was awarded the Actors Fund Lifetime Achievement Award at the Tony Awards event, has kept a low profile since his stroke that has left him in a wheelchair with some speech problems. Curry was one of four recipients of the Actors Fund Lifetime Achievement Award at the special Tony Awards Viewing Party in Los Angeles, the others being Theodore Bikel, Alfred Molina and Joe Morton.

“It [the award] means that it just sort of solidifies the kind of work the American acting community has given me for years now. It’s very gracious of them, I think. I was thrilled when they told me and I am thrilled now,” Curry said in a recent interview.

Curry, 69, has had a long and illustrious career, both in the theater and in film, starring in productions including Monty Python’s Spamalot and The Rocky Horror Picture Show (he also stars in the film). On film, fans recognize him from his roles in Annie and Clue; he is also known for his voice over work – he is the voice of Nigel Thornberry from Nickelodeon’s The Wild Thornberrys.

“Well the theater is scary. And the longer the time in between the periods in the theater, the scarier it gets. 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,” he added.

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