Date: 17th September 2001
A host of stars have cancelled their planned trips to the SAN SEBASTIAN INTERNATIONAL Film Festival in Spain following the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington. JULIE ANDREWS, BARBARA HERSHEY, ANTHONY LAPAGLIA and MIRA SORVINO have decided to not make an appearance at the festival.
MARY POPPINS (1964) actress Andrews, who was scheduled to receive the DONOSTIA AWARD, sent a message to the festival through a spokesperson saying that "while the entire world is in mourning it would be an expression of insensibility on her part to participate in a festive act. " (RP/WNWCHL)