Actor Michael Keaton to give Kent State commencement address

Associated Press News 7 months ago
Michael Keaton

FILE - In this June 25, 2017, file photo, actor Michael Keaton attends the "Spider-Man: Homecoming" cast photo call at The Whitby Hotel in New York. Keaton is slated to give the commencement address on May 12, 2018, at Ohio's Kent State University. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP, File)

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Actor Michael Keaton is slated to give the commencement address at Ohio's Kent State University.

Keaton enrolled at Kent State in 1971, intending to major in journalism and speech. He left school to pursue acting, landing appearances on "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," ''Maude" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." His range of hit movies includes "Batman," ''Birdman" and "Spotlight."

Keaton spoke at Kent State in 1985 and said then that he would like to return someday.

Kent State President Beverly Warren says having Keaton speak at the May 12th ceremony is a "rare opportunity" for graduates to hear from "someone who has walked in their shoes and now has risen to the top of his field."

The school will pay Keaton $100,000, the same it paid actress Octavia Spencer last year.

Source link
Read also: Sports 7 months ago
Arkansas State sued the University of Miami for $650,000 in damages for failing to reschedule a football game that was canceled in September due to...
Los Angeles Times 7 months ago
Elijah Stewart couldn't miss. The senior guard knocked down five consecutive three-pointers and threw in a couple alley-oops Saturday as USC cruised...
Miami Herald Sports 7 months ago
Elijah Stewart scored 28 points to lead Southern California to a 72-59 victory over Oregon State on Saturday night. Stewart shot a blistering 9 of 10...
Bloomberg Finance 7 months ago
India’s state-owned UCO Bank said it has exposure of $411.8 million in the nearly $2 billion bank fraud perpetrated against Punjab National Bank, a...
OCRegister 7 months ago
Southern California forward Chimezie Metu,right, reaches for a rebound next to Oregon State forward Drew Eubanks during the first half of an NCAA...
USA Today Sports 7 months ago
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Justin Bibbins scored 24 points, Tyler Rawson added 15 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to help Utah beat Washington State 77-70... Sports 7 months ago
Ohio State and Michigan will play a big game late in the season with Big Ten title implications at stake. But no, the calendar hasn't fast-forwarded...
One click to connect
Select a social network to associate your account