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Redford to be honored

Submitted by the Office of the Governor

This Saturday evening at the Grand America Hotel, Governor Gary R. Herbert and guests will honor film star, conservationist and entrepreneur Robert Redford for his numerous contributions to Utah.

The sold out, black-tie event, entitled, "The Governor’s Salute to Robert Redford: A Utah Tribute to an American Icon," is a once in a lifetime opportunity to recognize Redford’s ties to the Beehive State, Herbert said.

"The time is right to pay tribute to Robert Redford and the Sundance brand," he said. "This transcends politics."

Redford is truly one of a kind, and certainly more than an American icon of film and entertainment, Herbert said.

"He has elevated Utah’s visibility through a premiere ski resort, a world-class film festival and one of the most successful catalog companies in the nation," the Governor added. "He loves Utah and wants to preserve its distinct beauty. Moreover, he’s created jobs and enhanced Utah’s film and tourism industries in a meaningful way."