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Memphis-born actress Cybill Shepherd inducted into The Peabody Memphis’ Duck Walk Hall of Fame

Native Memphian and actress Cybill Shepherd was inducted into the Duck Walk Hall of Fame.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Native Memphian and actress Cybill Shepherd was inducted into the Duck Walk Hall of Fame.

It’s all a part of The Peabody Memphis celebrating 150 years.The induction kicked off with a party in the lobby.

Shepherd began modeling while she was at East High School. She went on to become an  actress, singer, author, and activist.

She’s best known for her debut in American Picture Show, her hit television series Moonlighting, and Cybill, which earned her a combined three Golden Globe Awards.

The Peabody’s Duck Walk Hall of Fame recognizes those who have made significant contributions to memphis.

“We already have the king of Memphis, maybe I ought to be the queen. Whooo! Thank you!,” exclaimed Shepherd.

Though a resident of California today, the East High School graduate has always stayed close to her Memphis roots as an advocate for the preservation of such icons as the Orpheum Theatre, the National Civil Rights Museum, and the Peabody, even appearing in the hotel’s original in-room video for guests in 1981.