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CNBC Meets: Sherry Lansing, part two

CNBC Meets: Sherry Lansing, part two
Sherry Lansing talks to Tania Bryer about raising funds for cancer research and the joy of receiving the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 2007 Oscars from her good friend, Tom Cruise.

In part two, Sherry Lansing details how, following her departure from Hollywood in 2005, she turned her focus towards raising funds for cancer research through the Sherry Lansing Foundation, and played a major role in the success of Stand Up to Cancer.

Her good friend, Tom Cruise, details the occasion when he presented Lansing with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 2007 Oscars.

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Sherry Lansing: Philanthropy is the most rewarding period of my life
As much as she loved her many years spent at the top of Hollywood, Sherry Lansing says fighting cancer through her philanthropic causes has been the most rewarding period of her life.
Sherry Lansing: Acting made me miserable
Sherry Lansing says that while she loved working with Howard Hawks, she felt very uncomfortable and realized working behind the camera was her true calling.
Sherry Lansing: Hollywood's days of the casting couch are over
With so much money at stake these days on large Hollywood projects, former Fox and Paramount head Sherry Lansing says the days of the casting couch are over, and it was something she never saw happen when she was in charge.
Sherry Lansing on dealing with movie hits and misses
Former Fox and Paramount head Sherry Lansing explains how in Hollywood today, directors and producers instantly know whether their film is going to be hit or a miss the minute it is released on a Friday night.
Sherry Lansing: Dreaming big with Stand Up to Cancer
Former Hollywood head Sherry Lansing says that the film industry gave her the drive to make Stand Up to Cancer work, as well as providing a great network of people and funding to make it successful.
Philanthropy has been cancer research's saving grace
Doctors working with Sherry Lansing's foundation say that private philanthropy has been the saving grace for cancer research funding in recent years.

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  • Tania Bryer is a guest presenter and executive producer of CNBC Meets. In this series, she profiles some of the world’s most successful business people to find out what makes them tick. Bryer previously worked for BBC and Sky Television.