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Former General Hospital Star Briana Nicole Henry Gets Shout-Out From Oscars Stage

Briana Nicole Henry (ex-Jordan Ashford, General Hospital) was name-checked by hubby Kris Bowers during his acceptance speech at Sunday night’s Acadamy Awards ceremony.

Briana Nicole Henry

Bowers took to the podium after winning Oscar gold for Best Documentary Short Film. His entry The Last Repair Shop, followed four craftspeople who toil at a downtown Los Angeles warehouse repairing musical instruments for public school students, as well as students whose lives have been enriched by the repair shop’s work.

The Last Repair Shop is about the heroes in our schools who often go unsung, un-thanked, and unseen tonight you are sung, you are thanked, and you are seen,” enthused Bowers. “Thank you all so much for what you do. John Williams inspired me to become a composer. He went to L.A. public schools. I went to L.A. public schools.

The co-director/producer then introduced 12-year-old violinist Porché Brinkerd (who appeared in the doc) to the crowd, crowed about her intention to continue her studies, and mused that, “L.A. is one of the last cities in America to give public school students free and freely repaired instruments. And we need to fix that because music education isn’t just about creating incredible musicians. It’s about creating incredible humans.”

Bowers went on to thank Searchlight Pictures, L.A. Times Studios, Breakwater Studios, “every human who poured their heart into this film,” as well as his parents, wife, and daughter. “I love you. I love you. I love you!” he beamed.

Henry, it should be noted, is credited as an executive producer on The Last Repair Shop.

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