Special guests and residents of The Buckingham retirement community recently enjoyed “A Conversation With Jane Seymour” as part of the community’s Red Carpet Speaker Series™. The internationally beloved celebrity visited to discuss her personal journey and remarkable career, from Bond girl to global humanitarian, which has spanned decades and art forms. Seymour made two appearances, providing time to personally meet members of the audience and answer questions after her remarks, which also touched on her role as executive producer of the documentary Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me, as well as her Open Heart series of books and jewelry.
A mother of six and grandmother of five, Seymour, 64, caught Hollywood’s (and the world’s) attention as a Bond girl in Live and Let Die. Since then, she has constantly honed her broad artistic talents in projects that have ranged from theatre, television and the silver screen to jewelry design, painting, writing and advocacy. In addition to an impressive turn on Dancing with the Stars that fulfilled the lifelong dancer’s dream, Seymour has also been actively involved with humanitarian work as a member of the American Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet, an International Ambassador for Childhelp and the founder of the Open Hearts Foundation.
“Jane Seymour is widely regarded as one of our generation’s great women and beauties,” said Julie Fenske, executive director of The Buckingham. “Even with all of her success, she remains committed to helping others enjoy the peace and power of the message she shares through her Open Hearts books and jewelry. She was engaging as she shared personal stories from her past and treated us to a segment of the music video for Glen Campbell’s ‘I’m Not Gonna Miss You,’ the 2015 Oscar-nominated song from the documentary she produced, as well as a video of a recent art session she had with Campbell, who has Alzheimer’s disease. We were honored to host this legend at The Buckingham.”
“From her experience as a Bond girl in Live and Let Die with Roger Moore to the close friendship she shared with costar Christopher Reeve in the cult classic Somewhere in Time, I think everyone learned something new and fascinating about Jane Seymour,” said Fenske. “She has a true passion for enhancing the lives of others in any way she can, which she did for us at The Buckingham by personally sharing her life journey.”
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