1999 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Harvey
Senate Resolution 82
(As Adopted by Senate)
A RESOLUTION COMMENDING AND CONGRATULATING GARY GRUBBS OF PRENTISS, MISSISSIPPI, FOR HIS PROLIFIC ACTING AND SCRIPTWRITING CAREER, UPON THE OCCASION OF THE NEW STAGE THEATRE PRODUCTION OF HIS PLAY "AS THE CROW FLIES".
WHEREAS, Gary Grubbs resigned from his job as a bulldozer salesman in Prentiss, Mississippi, in 1977 and he and his wife, Glenda, moved to Los Angeles from Mississippi to pursue careers in the entertainment industry; and
WHEREAS, now some twenty years later Gary has worked for some of the most distinguished directors of our time, in a number of motion pictures including "JFK" (Oliver Stone), "Silkwood" (Mike Nichols), and "Honkytonk Man" (Clint Eastwood), and this summer he was featured in "X-Files The Movie" and can be seen in "Astronaut's Wife" to be released next year; and
WHEREAS, on television, Grubbs initially made a name for himself by portraying attorneys in two of the highest rated programs in television history, "The Burning Bed" and "Fatal Vision", and has appeared on "The X-Files", "Touched by an Angel", "JAG" and "ER", and currently Gary can be seen on the new "Will and Grace" series for NBC; and
WHEREAS, "As the Crow Flies" is his first full-length play and he is thrilled that The New Stage Theatre in Jackson, Mississippi, is mounting this first production, and as a screenwriter he has successfully sold scripts to CBS and the USA networks; and
WHEREAS, Gary's family has quite a history of public service in Mississippi: Gary's father was Sheriff of Jefferson Davis County, his mother was Tax Assessor of Jefferson Davis County, his brother, Demmery, was Mayor of Vicksburg, Mississippi, and no stranger to the Legislature, and his beautiful wife, Glenda, was selected as Miss Mississippi in 1972; and
WHEREAS, Gary and his wife are both graduates of the University of Southern Mississippi and they have two children, Molly and Logan; and
WHEREAS, it is with great pride that we recognize this native son whose success in the entertainment field brings honor to his community and to the State of Mississippi:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MISSISSIPPI STATE SENATE, That we do hereby commend and congratulate Gary Grubbs of Prentiss, Mississippi, for his prolific acting and scriptwriting career, upon the occasion of The New Stage Theatre production of his new play "As The Crow Flies", and we wish him and his family continued success in their careers and other endeavors.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be presented to Gary Grubbs and his family, and be made available to the Capitol Press Corps.