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Fearless Diane Keaton will give keynote speech at Women’s Health Forum

As part of the 26th Annual Women’s Health Forum, Integris Health presents Academy award winning actress, Diane Keaton: “Being Fearless in Life.” This free event will be held on Sunday, September 9 at the Civic Center Music Hall, in Oklahoma City. Photo courtesy of Firooz Zahedi

By Darla Shelden

Contributing Writer

As part of the 26th Annual Women’s Health Forum, titled ‘Fabulous & Fearless’, Integris Health presents Diane Keaton: Being Fearless in Life on Sunday, September 9 at 5 p.m., at the Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker, in downtown Oklahoma City.


The event is free, but space is limited and a ticket is required for admission. Register to spend an evening with Diane Keaton by calling the Integris HealthLine at 405-951-2277 or toll free 888-951-2277.


“Women’s Health Forum 2012 will surely have something to offer you and maybe some of your friends or family members,” said Mary Ann Bauman, M.D., Medical Director of Women’s Health and Community Relations for Integris Health. “This is a continuation of our long history of having great celebrities for Women’s Health Forums like Dr. Phil, Lily Tomlin, Julie Andrews, and Rob Lowe,” said Bauman. “This year’s forum is about being a fearless women, so who but Diane Keaton is fabulous and fearless.”


In her keynote speech actress, author, producer and director Diane Keaton will reflect on her life, values, and upbringing, as well as her journey to becoming a successful actress. A woman who has defied stereotypes, Keaton will share her thoughts on gender and aging in Hollywood, being fearless, and balancing both work and family.


Diane Keaton was born Diane Hall on January 5th 1946, in Los Angeles, California. After moving to New York City to pursue her creative passion, she found that there was already a Diane Hall registered with the Actors’ Equity Association, so she changed her name to Keaton.


“Who isn’t inspired by Diane Keaton?” said Bauman. “She is a legend. She looks fabulous and look at all she has accomplished. And talk about fearless … she is unstoppable.”


With 50 movies and television shows to her credit, Keaton, with her quirky personality and fashion sense, has taken on a wide range of film roles. Her first movie was Lovers and Other Strangers. In 1972, Keaton played Kay Adams-Corleone in The Godfather and that same year, she was asked to audition by Woody Allen for Play It Again Sam.


Keaton received an Oscar for her lead in the 1977 film Annie Hall, a role that was written for her by Allen, her boyfriend at the time. Keaton starred in many Allen films including Sleeper, Interiors, Radio Days, Manhattan, Love and Death, and Manhattan Murder Mystery.


Known for her comical genius, Keaton earned a Golden Globe nomination for the dramatic thriller Looking for Mr. Goodbar.  She later starred in the epic movie Reds, directed by actor, then beau Warren Beatty, for which she received another Oscar nomination.


Later in her career she returned to her comedy roots in films like Father of the Bride, The First Wives Club and Something’s Gotta Give. Keaton has garnered 23 award nominations and 17 wins.


Keaton’s directing credits include the documentary film Heaven, the acclaimed movie Unstrung Heroes and an episode of the cult classic Twin Peaks, as well as several music videos. Most recently, she authored the 2011 memoir Then Again, a personal reflection on Keaton’s career and her close relationship with her late mother.


Keaton has many interests outside of acting, including music, photography and designing. Devoted to the preservation of classic buildings, Keaton is an active member of the Los Angeles Conservancy.


Today Diane Keaton continues to act and direct, remaining popular with audiences of all ages.


“We do expect that Diane Keaton will fill the Civic Center because she continues to have that universal appeal with both men and women,” said Bauman.


The Women’s Health Forum is sponsored by The Coca Cola Company, Oklahoma State University, Eden Salon, Ruth Meyers, Steven Giles and the Women’s Health Boutique. A complete schedule of Women’s Health Forum events and venues can be found at


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