University of Missouri to Award an Honorary Degree to Actor Robert Loggia

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  • (1888PressRelease) December 12, 2011 - University of Missouri officials will award an honorary degree to Actor Robert Loggia for his extraordinary work within the industry of acting during the Fall 2011 Honors Commencement Ceremony.

    Robert Loggia is recognized internationally for his achievements as a supporting actor on the big screen. He has been featured in over 100 movies throughout his lifetime. Since his 1st movie "Somebody Up There Likes Me" in 1956, he has been dubbed as one of the most admired and respected actors of today's generation. He has also been nominated for several Academy Award and Emmy Awards for Best Supporting Actor for his character in "Jagged Edge".

    Chair of the University Of Missouri Department Of Theatre, Clyde Ruffin, said that Loggia's career as an American film and television major supporting actor is second to none. He says that Loggia is truly one of the most distinguished alumni of University of Missouri.

    Loggia graduated from the University of Missouri's School of Journalism in 1951 before joining the Armed Forces and served for 4 years. Afterwards, Loggia became one of the best students at Stella Adler's acting studio in New York.

    When he left Stella Adler's Studio of Acting, he got his first major role in Broadway musical, "The Man with the Golden Arm". Loggia's career in acting continued on and has acted in some of the most famous movies in Hollywood including "Scarface", "Independence Day", "Gladiator", Necessary Roughness" and "Big".

    Loggia's acting career continued on not just on the big screen but in several television shows as well such as "The Sopranos", "Magnum, P.I.", "Touched by an Angel", and "Malcolm in the Middle" where he was an Emmy nominee.

    Honorary degrees of University of Missouri are given to former students or graduated who have achieved excellence. Degrees are awarded also to individuals who have given distinctive services to the university or the state, as well as to people of high-distinction worldwide.

    Robert Loggia will receive his honorary degree and speak at the Honors Commencement Ceremony on December 17, 2011 a 8:30 am, Saturday at the Jesse Auditorium on the University of Missouri Campus.
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