Entertainer and long-time Venice resident Orson Bean has been honored by the Friends of the Venice Library.

During the Friends” 19th annual membership meeting, Bean was presented with a ìloving cupî for sharing his ìtime, talent and dedication to the Venice community.î

In addition to his interest in community theater in Venice, Bean appeared in more than 100 ìTonight Showî appearances with Johnny Carson, was featured in the film Being John Malkovich and spent years in a lead role on TV”s ìMedicine Woman.î

During the Friends” annual meeting, treasurer Bert Fallon reported the library supporting group is in excellent financial shape.

Elected to the board of directors were Estella Burnett, Joan Del Monte, Fallon, Shelly Hochberg, Gwendolyn Howard, Macine Leral, Kathy Owens, Nadine Parkos, Ellie Riley, Lenore Ritkes, Dolores Rivera, Alex Rosales and Nadine Rosales.