Tim Curry Makes A Rare Public Appearance Three Years After Suffering From A Stroke — To Receive A Lifetime Achievement Award!

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On Sunday, Tim Curry made a rare public appearance at a Tony Awards viewing party in Los Angeles — three years after suffering a stroke.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show star was honored with the Actors Fund Lifetime Achievement Award!

Curry was in good spirits at the event put on by the Actors Fund — which assists with the cost and details of funerals and burials for thespians. The 69-year-old-actor jested:

“I’ve done a few benefits for the Actors Fund and I think it’s a marvelous organization. I hope not to have to use it.”

Curry’s sense of humor is what he attributes to keeping him optimistic after suffering a stroke in July 2012 which damaged his ability to speak, explaining:

“It’s not tough to maintain. It is just part of my DNA.”

The British actor also talked about playing his breakout role as Dr. Frank N Furter — a mad transvestite doctor — on Broadway and then the cult classic 1975 film that co-starred Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick. Curry said of the iconic role:

“It’s neither a blessing nor a curse. I was lucky to get it.”

Curry continued talking about his additional success on Broadway for playing the lead role in Amadeus, and subsequently playing King Arthur in the musical Spamalot!

It’s so inspiring to see this Hollywood legend stay optimistic about his condition and celebrate such an amazing career!

[Image via Brian To/WENN.]

Jun 8, 2015 2:30pm PDT

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