MARY DORR brought a dream to reality 30 + years ago when she founded the International Angel Awards. The dream was to honor those creators of motion pictures, television, books, albums and all forms of the media whose works had outstanding moral, spiritual or social impact. In a remarkable career spanning 70 years, she moderated and produced more than 5,000 television and radio shows for network stations in Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., where she covered the White House. She was winner of many awards, (Freedom Foundation, Pepperdine, Religious Heritage of America, Honorary Doctorate from Golden State University), and served as national president of American Women in Radio and Television. She was also widely known on the lecture circuit.
Novelist and screenwriter GORDON GORDON is co-author of 24 novels that have sold more than 14 million copies in 17 languages. The film studios bought nine. Books such as UNDERCOVER CAT became DISNEY’S THAT DARN CAT, and OPERATION TERROR, the Blake Edwards film, EXPERIMENT IN TERROR. He collaborated with Mary Dorr on their latest novels, “The Hong Kong Affair” and “It Could Happen” He has worked as a newspaper editor, roving correspondent for the Hearst news services, and during World War II, an FBI counter intelligence agent.
They both dedicated their lives to the encouragement of “Excellence in the Media” and are deeply missed by those who knew them. They often said ” lets leave this world a better place than we found it ” and they did just that! Through the years many independent media-makers were encouraged and awarded to continue and keep following their dreams to turn out Excellent Productions.