Actress to get street name honor


Evanston-born actress Tina Lifford is expected to have the block near her childhood home designated with honorary street name signs soon.

The city’s Human Services Committee is scheduled to vote tonight on erecting the signs on Church Street between Hartrey and Grey avenues.

Lifford, currently co-staring in the television drama “Queen Sugar,” has appeared in over 100 movies and television shows and more than 20 theatrical plays.

The resolution supporting the street-naming says she lived at 2129 Church St. in Evanston from 1954 to 1964 and attended Foster School where she discovered her love for acting.

In 2013 Lifford returned to Evanston for a limited run of her original play, “The Circle,” which was performed in the auditorium of her childhood school.

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