Actor murdered in supermarket shooting was beloved colleague and friend.
Los Angeles -- Actors’ Equity Association, the national labor union representing more than 51,000 professional actors and stage managers in live theatre, has issued a statement about Monday’s shooting in Boulder, CO:
“Every shooting, and every unnecessary death, hurts us deeply. But we feel this week’s attack in Boulder, CO acutely, as it took the life of a member of our own community,” said Actors’ Equity Western Regional Vice President Doug Carfrae. “Suzanne Fountain, who died Monday, was a talented actor and a cherished coworker and friend of many Equity members. Equity members across the country extend their sympathy and support to our colleagues in Colorado as we renew our call to Congress for sensible gun control legislation.”
Background: Equity began calling for legislative measures to address the growing problem of gun violence in our country in 2016.
ACTORS' EQUITY ASSOCIATION, founded in 1913, is the U.S. labor union that represents more than 51,000 professional actors and stage managers. Equity endeavors to advance the careers of its members by negotiating wages, improving working conditions and providing a wide range of benefits (health and pension included). Member: AFL-CIO, FIA. www.actorsequity.org #EquityWorks
March 24, 2021