FESTIVAL HONOREE TIES KNOT AT HOME
October 12th, 2000
MALIBU, Calif. Oscar-winning actor Rod Steiger, who
will appear at the Reno Film Festival on Friday, has
married actress Joan Benedict.
Steiger, who won the best actor Academy Award for
his role as a small-town sheriff in the film In the
Heat of the Night, married Benedict on Tuesday at
his home. About 30 people attended the ceremony. They
had been dating about two years and the couple can
be seen together early next year in the murder mystery
The Flying Dutchman.
Reno residents won't have to wait that long. Steigers
new wife will accompany him to this weekend's festival.
Reno Mayor Jeff Griffin will proclaim Friday Rod Steiger
Day during a 2 p.m. ceremony at the Bubinga Lounge
in the Eldorado. That event is closed to the public,
but later that night, Steiger will offer introductions
to two of his films On the Waterfront and The Harder
They Fall at the Century Riverside 12.
This is Steigers fifth marriage; Benedict was a widow.
FINDING ROD STEIGER
When and where: At 6 p.m. Friday at the Century Riverside
12, theater 2, Rod Steiger will introduce The Harder
They Fall. Admission $7.50. At 6:20 p.m. Friday at
the Century Riverside 12, theater 1, Steiger will
introduce On The Waterfront.
Admission $7.50. At 8 p.m. Friday in the Eldorados
convention center, Steiger will receive the Nevada
State Film Commissions Silver State Silver Screen
Lifetime Achievement Award at the festivals opening
gala, admission $44.50.