Sign up today and save up to 83% on a Hartford Courant digital subscription

Candice Bergen

Viola Davis Draws Record Crowd To YWCA's Annual Luncheon

Thursday could have been called "Davis Day" in Connecticut what with the dup of celebrity surnames in the state. While Academy Award winning actress Geena Davis was talking to Girl Scouts at a breakfast in Wallingford, award-winning actress Viola Davis was in Hartford getting ready to address the record-breaking crowd at the 20th annual YWCA "In the Company of Women Luncheon." The star of "The Help" and "Doubt" is probably best known these days as the star of the blockbuster ABC series "How To Get Away With Murder," and it was that role that brought many of the luncheon guests to the event at the Connecticut Convention Center. "We...