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Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera
(born January 23, 1933) is an American actress, dancer, and singer best known for her roles in musical theatre. She is the first Hispanic
Hispanic
woman and the first Latino American[1] to receive a Kennedy Center Honors
Kennedy Center Honors
award (December 2002). She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom
Presidential Medal of Freedom
in 2009.[2]

Contents

1 Early years 2 Broadway 3 Later years 4 Stage work 5 Filmography 6 Television work 7 Awards and nominations

7.1 Awards

8 See also 9 References 10 External links

Early years[edit] Rivera was born Dolores Conchita Figueroa del Rivero in Washington, D.C., the daughter of Katherine (Anderson), a government clerk, and Pedro Julio Figueroa del Rivero,[3][4] a clarinetist and saxophonist for the United States Navy Band. Her father was Puerto Rican, and her mother was of Scottish and Italian descent.[5] Rivera was seven years old when her mother was widowed and went to work at The Pentagon. In 1944, Rivera's mother enrolled her in the Jones-Haywood School of Ballet (now the Jones Haywood School of Dance).[6] Later, when she was 15, a teacher from George Balanchine's School of American Ballet visited their studio; and Rivera was one of two students picked to audition in New York City; she was accompanied to the audition by Doris Jones, one of the people who ran the Jones-Haywood School. Rivera's audition was successful, and she was accepted into the school and given a scholarship.[5] Broadway[edit] In 1951, Rivera accompanied a friend to the audition for the touring company of Call Me Madam
Call Me Madam
and ended up winning the role herself. She followed this by landing roles in other Broadway
Broadway
productions such as Guys and Dolls
Guys and Dolls
and Can-Can. In 1957, she was cast in the role which was destined to make her a Broadway
Broadway
star, the firebrand Anita in West Side Story. (The role would bring fame and an Oscar to another Puerto Rican, Rita Moreno, in the 1961 film version). Rivera starred in a national tour of Can-Can and played the role of Nickie in the film adaptation of Sweet Charity
Sweet Charity
with Shirley MacLaine.[5] On December 1, 1957, Rivera married dancer Tony Mordente. Her performance was so important for the success of the show that the London
London
production of West Side Story
West Side Story
was postponed until she gave birth to the couple's daughter Lisa. In 1960, Rivera created the role of Rose in the Broadway
Broadway
smash Bye Bye Birdie. She won raves for her performance, but was passed over for the film version where the role was played by Janet Leigh. In 1963, Rivera was cast opposite Alfred Drake in Zenda. The Broadway-bound musical closed on the road. In 1975 she appeared as Velma Kelly in the original cast of the musical Chicago.[5] In 1984 she starred in the musical The Rink with Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli
and won her first Tony Award
Tony Award
for her role as Anna. In 1986, while performing in the Jerry Herman
Jerry Herman
musical, Jerry's Girls, Rivera was in a severe accident when her car collided with a taxi on West 86th Street in Manhattan. Injuries sustained included the breaking of her left leg in twelve places, requiring eighteen screws and two braces to mend. After rehabilitation, Rivera continued to perform on stage. Miraculously revitalized, in 1988, she endeavored in a restaurant venture in partnership with the novelist, Daniel Simone. The eatery, located on 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenue, was named 'Chita's' after her. It soon became a significant attraction for the after-theater crowds and remained open until 1994.[5] In addition to her ballet instructors, Rivera credited Leonard Bernstein
Leonard Bernstein
and Gwen Verdon, with whom she starred in Chicago, as being people from whom she learned a great deal.[6] Later years[edit]

Rivera with US President Barack Obama
Barack Obama
prior to receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, August 2009

She appeared as Fastrada in a filmed-for-television version of the musical Pippin in 1981. In 1993, she received a Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Leading Actress
Actress
in a Musical for her portrayal of Aurora in the musical Kiss of the Spider Woman, written by Kander and Ebb.[5] Rivera starred in the Goodman Theatre
Goodman Theatre
production of the musical The Visit (also by Kander and Ebb) as Claire Zachanassian in 2001. In 2008 she appeared in a revised production of the musical at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia, co-starring George Hearn.[5][7] In 2003, Rivera returned to Broadway
Broadway
in the 2003 revival of Nine as Liliane La Fleur, and received her eighth career Tony Award
Tony Award
nomination (Best Featured Actress
Actress
in a Musical) and fourth Drama Desk Award nomination (Outstanding Featured Actress
Actress
in a Musical). She appeared with Antonio Banderas. She later appeared on the revival's cast album.[5] On television, Rivera was a guest on The Judy Garland Show. She guest-starred along with Michele Lee
Michele Lee
in a February 2005 episode of Will & Grace, and in December of that year, Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life, a retrospective of her career, opened on Broadway. She received another Tony nomination for her self-portrayal. Though she was expected to reprise her role in a Signature Theatre staging of The Visit in autumn of 2007, that was later postponed to the following season. Instead, she performed at New York's Feinstein's At The Regency supper club in New York for two weeks. Rivera performed in a staged concert of The Visit as a benefit at the Ambassador Theatre on November 30, 2011.[8] Rivera made a cameo appearance in the 2002 movie version of Chicago. Rivera guest-starred on Disney Channel's Johnny and the Sprites
Johnny and the Sprites
as Queen of All Magical Beings. The episode debuted on March 15, 2008.[9] In August 2009, US President Barack Obama
Barack Obama
awarded Rivera with the Presidential Medal of Freedom[2] In the 1960s Rivera had recorded two albums, Chita Rivera: Get Me To The Church On Time and And Now I Sing. These early 1960s albums will be reissued on CD by Stage Door Records in February 2013.[5] In November 2008, Rivera released her third solo album, And Now I Swing. Rivera performed on The Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett
Show. Show #422. Original air date February 22, 1971.[10] In 2012, Rivera played "Princess Puffer" in the new Broadway
Broadway
revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
at Studio 54. She was the Grand Marshal of the Puerto Rican Day Parade
Puerto Rican Day Parade
in New York City on June 9, 2013. Rivera returned to Broadway
Broadway
in The Visit, the final musical written by John Kander, Fred Ebb
Fred Ebb
and Terrence McNally. The musical opened at the Lyceum Theatre on March 26, 2015 and closed on June 14, 2015. Co-starring Roger Rees, the production was directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Graciela Daniele.[11] Rivera received praise for her performance, and was nominated for a Tony Award, Best Performance By a Leading Actress
Actress
in a Musical.[12] Stage work[edit]

Call Me Madam
Call Me Madam
(1951; 1952) Guys and Dolls
Guys and Dolls
(1951) (replacement for Onna White) Can-Can (1953; 1988) Seventh Heaven (1955) The Shoestring Revue (1955) Mr. Wonderful (1956) Shinbone Alley
Shinbone Alley
(1957) (standby for Eartha Kitt) West Side Story
West Side Story
(1957; 1958) Bye Bye Birdie
Bye Bye Birdie
(1960; 1961) Zenda (1963) Bajour (1964) Flower Drum Song
Flower Drum Song
(1966) The Threepenny Opera
The Threepenny Opera
(1966) Sweet Charity
Sweet Charity
(1967) Irma La Douce
Irma La Douce
(1968) Zorba (1969; 1970) 1491 (1969) Sondheim: A Musical Tribute (1973) Kiss Me, Kate
Kiss Me, Kate
(1974) Chicago: The Musical (1975; 1977; 1985; 1997; 1999) V.I.P. Night on Broadway
Broadway
(1979) (benefit concert) Bring Back Birdie
Bring Back Birdie
(1981) Anything Goes
Anything Goes
(1982; 2000) Merlin (1983) The Rink (1984) Jerry's Girls
Jerry's Girls
(1985) Hello, Dolly! (1990) Kiss of the Spider Woman (1992; 1993; 1994) Dear World
Dear World
(1998) (workshop) The Visit (2001; 2004; 2008; 2011; 2014; 2015) Casper: The Friendly Musical (2001) Nine (2003) Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life (2005; 2006) The Mystery of Edwin Drood
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
(2012) Ring Them Bells! A Kander & Ebb Celebration (2013) Chita: A Legendary Celebration (2013)

Filmography[edit]

Paula Kelly (third from right) and Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera
(second from right) in Sweet Charity
Sweet Charity
(1969).

Sweet Charity
Sweet Charity
(1969) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978) He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin' (1983) (documentary) Chicago (2002) - cameo as a woman in jail Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There (2003) (documentary) Kalamazoo?
Kalamazoo?
(2006) Carol Channing: Larger Than Life (2012) (documentary) Show Stopper: The Theatrical Life of Garth Drabinsky (2012) (documentary) Ben Vereen: Last of the Showmen (2012) (documentary) Move (2012) (documentary)

Television work[edit]

The Outer Limits episode "The Bellero Shield" (1964) The Carol Burnett Show
The Carol Burnett Show
"Show #422" (1971) The Marcus-Nelson Murders (1973) The New Dick Van Dyke Show
The New Dick Van Dyke Show
(cast member from 1973-1974) Once Upon a Brothers Grimm
Once Upon a Brothers Grimm
(1977) Pippin: His Life and Times (1981) One Life to Live
One Life to Live
(cast member in 1982) Mayflower Madam (1987)

Awards and nominations[edit] Rivera has been nominated for the Tony Award
Tony Award
ten times, as either Best Featured Actress
Actress
in a Musical or Best Actress
Actress
in a Musical. This is the current record for the most individual Tony Award
Tony Award
nominations, which she shares with Julie Harris. In 2009, Rivera was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama. Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result

1961 Tony Award Best Performance by a Featured Actress
Actress
in a Musical Bye Bye Birdie Nominated

1976 Best Performance by a Leading Actress
Actress
in a Musical Chicago Nominated

1981 Bring Back Birdie Nominated

Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actress
Actress
in a Musical Nominated

1983 Tony Award Best Performance by a Leading Actress
Actress
in a Musical Merlin Nominated

1984 The Rink Won

Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actress
Actress
in a Musical Won

1986 Tony Award Best Performance by a Leading Actress
Actress
in a Musical Jerry's Girls Nominated

1993 Kiss of the Spider Woman Won

Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actress
Actress
in a Musical Won

2002 Kennedy Center Honors Kennedy Center Honors Herself Won

2003 Tony Award Best Performance by a Featured Actress
Actress
in a Musical Nine Nominated

Drama Desk Award Outstanding Featured Actress
Actress
in a Musical Nominated

2006 Tony Award Best Performance by a Leading Actress
Actress
in a Musical Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life Nominated

2015 The Visit Nominated

Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actress
Actress
in a Musical Nominated

Drama League Award Distinguished Performance Won

Theatre World Award John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.[13] Herself Won

See also[edit]

Puerto Rico portal Biography portal

List of famous Puerto Ricans List of Puerto Rican Presidential Medal of Freedom
Presidential Medal of Freedom
recipients

References[edit]

^ "In 35 Years, Kennedy Center has Honored Only One Hispanic American…Chita Rivera", AllGov, December 4, 2012. ^ a b "President Obama Names Medal of Freedom Recipients", White House Office of the Press Secretary, July 30, 2009 ^ " Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera
Biography" filmreference.com, accessed October 29, 2011 ^ "Biography". ChitaRivera.com. Archived from the original on November 13, 2015. Retrieved July 7, 2015.  ^ a b c d e f g h i Ratner-Arias, Sigal (September 4, 2009). "Q&A: Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera
reflects on life in the theater". Taiwan News. Associated Press. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04.  ^ a b "Website of the Jones Haywood School of Dance" joneshaywood.com ^ Jones, Kenneth. "Chita and Company: Cast Is Complete for Signature's 'The Visit'" Archived 2008-04-12 at the Wayback Machine., playbill.com, April 8, 2008 ^ Haun, Harry. "A New Kind of Spider Woman: Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera
Wows Broadway Crowd in Concert of Kander & Ebb's 'The Visit'" Archived 2011-12-02 at the Wayback Machine., playbill.com, 1 December 2011. ^ Hernandez, Ernio (22 February 2008). "Photo Call: Chita Rivera Crowned Queen in 'Johnny and the Sprites'". Playbill. Archived from the original on 11 September 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2015.  ^ The Carol Burnett Show
The Carol Burnett Show
Collector's Edition ^ Hetrick, Adam. "A Musical Nearly 20 Years in the Making: 'The Visit', Starring Chita Rivera, Arrives On Broadway
Broadway
at Long Last" playbill.com/, March 26, 2015 ^ Gans, Andrew. "69th Annual Tony Awards Nominations Announced!" Playbill.com, April 28, 2015 ^ Viagas, Robert. "Dates Announced for 71st Annual Theatre World Awards; Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera
To Be Honored" playbill.com, May 1, 2015

External links[edit]

Official website Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera
at the Internet Broadway
Broadway
Database Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera
on IMDb 2003 Interview with Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera
about West Side Story TonyAwards.com Interviews with Chita Rivera

Awards for Chita Rivera

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Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress
Actress
in a Musical

Imelda de Martin (1964) no award (1965-1968) Dorothy Loudon
Dorothy Loudon
/ Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
(1969) Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall
/ Sandy Duncan
Sandy Duncan
/ Ethel Merman
Ethel Merman
(1970) Helen Gallagher
Helen Gallagher
/ Alexis Smith
Alexis Smith
(1971) Jonelle Allen (1972) Glynis Johns
Glynis Johns
/ Michele Lee
Michele Lee
(1973) Ruby Lynn Reyner (1974) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1975) Donna McKechnie
Donna McKechnie
(1976) Clamma Dale (1977) Nell Carter
Nell Carter
(1978) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1979) Patti LuPone
Patti LuPone
(1980) Lena Horne
Lena Horne
(1981) Jennifer Holliday (1982) Natalia Makarova
Natalia Makarova
(1983) Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera
(1984) No award (1985) Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
(1986) Teresa Stratas
Teresa Stratas
(1987) Patti LuPone
Patti LuPone
(1988) Toni DiBuono (1989) Tyne Daly
Tyne Daly
(1990) Lea Salonga
Lea Salonga
(1991) Faith Prince (1992) Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera
(1993) Donna Murphy
Donna Murphy
(1994) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(1995) Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews
(1996) Bebe Neuwirth
Bebe Neuwirth
(1997) Natasha Richardson
Natasha Richardson
(1998) Carolee Carmello
Carolee Carmello
/ Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
(1999) Heather Headley (2000) Marla Schaffel (2001) Sutton Foster
Sutton Foster
(2002) Marissa Jaret Winokur
Marissa Jaret Winokur
(2003) Donna Murphy
Donna Murphy
(2004) Victoria Clark
Victoria Clark
(2005) Christine Ebersole
Christine Ebersole
(2006) Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
/ Donna Murphy
Donna Murphy
(2007) Patti LuPone
Patti LuPone
(2008) Allison Janney
Allison Janney
(2009) Catherine Zeta-Jones
Catherine Zeta-Jones
/ Montego Glover
Montego Glover
(2010) Sutton Foster
Sutton Foster
(2011) Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
(2012) Laura Osnes
Laura Osnes
(2013) Jessie Mueller
Jessie Mueller
(2014) Kristin Chenoweth
Kristin Chenoweth
(2015) Cynthia Erivo (2016) Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(2017)

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Drama League's Distinguished Performance Award

Katharine Cornell
Katharine Cornell
(1935) Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
(1936) Maurice Evans (1937) Cedric Hardwicke
Cedric Hardwicke
(1938) Raymond Massey
Raymond Massey
(1939) Paul Muni
Paul Muni
(1940) Paul Lukas
Paul Lukas
(1941) Judith Evelyn
Judith Evelyn
(1942) Alfred Lunt
Alfred Lunt
(1943) Lynn Fontanne
Lynn Fontanne
(1944) Mady Christians
Mady Christians
(1945) Louis Calhern
Louis Calhern
(1946) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1947) Judith Anderson
Judith Anderson
(1948) Robert Morley
Robert Morley
(1949) Grace George
Grace George
(1950) Claude Rains
Claude Rains
(1951) Julie Harris (1952) Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
(1953) Josephine Hull (1954) Viveca Lindfors
Viveca Lindfors
(1955) David Wayne
David Wayne
(1956) Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
(1957) Ralph Bellamy
Ralph Bellamy
(1958) Cyril Ritchard
Cyril Ritchard
(1959) Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1960) Hume Cronyn
Hume Cronyn
(1961) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1962) Charles Boyer
Charles Boyer
(1963) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1964) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1965) Richard Kiley
Richard Kiley
(1966) Rosemary Harris
Rosemary Harris
(1967) Zoe Caldwell (1968) Alec McCowen
Alec McCowen
(1969) James Stewart
James Stewart
(1970) Anthony Quayle
Anthony Quayle
(1971) Eileen Atkins / Claire Bloom
Claire Bloom
(1972) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(1973) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1974) John Wood (1975) Eva Le Gallienne
Eva Le Gallienne
(1976) Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(1977) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(1978) Frances Sternhagen
Frances Sternhagen
(1979) Roy Scheider
Roy Scheider
(1980) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1981) Milo O'Shea
Milo O'Shea
(1982) Edward Herrmann
Edward Herrmann
/ Kate Nelligan (1983) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1984) Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
(1985) Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
(1986) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1987) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(1988) Pauline Collins
Pauline Collins
(1989) Robert Morse
Robert Morse
(1990) Stockard Channing
Stockard Channing
(1991) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(1992) Stephen Rea
Stephen Rea
(1993) Sam Waterston
Sam Waterston
(1994) Cherry Jones
Cherry Jones
(1995) Uta Hagen
Uta Hagen
(1996) Charles Durning
Charles Durning
/ Bebe Neuwirth
Bebe Neuwirth
(1997) Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell
(1998) Kathleen Chalfant (1999) Eileen Heckart (2000) Mary-Louise Parker
Mary-Louise Parker
/ Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
(2001) Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson
(2002) Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Fierstein
(2003) Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
(2004) Norbert Leo Butz
Norbert Leo Butz
(2005) Christine Ebersole
Christine Ebersole
(2006) Liev Schreiber
Liev Schreiber
(2007) Patti LuPone
Patti LuPone
(2008) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2009) Alfred Molina
Alfred Molina
(2010) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2011) Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
(2012) Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(2013) Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris
(2014) Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera
(2015) Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda
(2016) Ben Platt (2017)

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Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Performance by a Leading Actress
Actress
in a Musical

Grace Hartman (1948) Nanette Fabray
Nanette Fabray
(1949) Mary Martin
Mary Martin
(1950) Ethel Merman
Ethel Merman
(1951) Gertrude Lawrence
Gertrude Lawrence
(1952) Rosalind Russell
Rosalind Russell
(1953) Dolores Gray
Dolores Gray
(1954) Mary Martin
Mary Martin
(1955) Gwen Verdon
Gwen Verdon
(1956) Judy Holliday
Judy Holliday
(1957) Thelma Ritter
Thelma Ritter
/ Gwen Verdon
Gwen Verdon
(1958) Gwen Verdon
Gwen Verdon
(1959) Mary Martin
Mary Martin
(1960) Elizabeth Seal (1961) Anna Maria Alberghetti
Anna Maria Alberghetti
/ Diahann Carroll
Diahann Carroll
(1962) Vivien Leigh
Vivien Leigh
(1963) Carol Channing
Carol Channing
(1964) Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli
(1965) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1966) Barbara Harris (1967) Patricia Routledge / Leslie Uggams
Leslie Uggams
(1968) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1969) Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall
(1970) Helen Gallagher
Helen Gallagher
(1971) Alexis Smith
Alexis Smith
(1972) Glynis Johns
Glynis Johns
(1973) Virginia
Virginia
Capers (1974) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1975) Donna McKechnie
Donna McKechnie
(1976) Dorothy Loudon
Dorothy Loudon
(1977) Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli
(1978) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1979) Patti LuPone
Patti LuPone
(1980) Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall
(1981) Jennifer Holliday (1982) Natalia Makarova
Natalia Makarova
(1983) Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera
(1984) No Award (1985) Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
(1986) Maryann Plunkett (1987) Joanna Gleason
Joanna Gleason
(1988) Ruth Brown
Ruth Brown
(1989) Tyne Daly
Tyne Daly
(1990) Lea Salonga
Lea Salonga
(1991) Faith Prince (1992) Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera
(1993) Donna Murphy
Donna Murphy
(1994) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(1995) Donna Murphy
Donna Murphy
(1996) Bebe Neuwirth
Bebe Neuwirth
(1997) Natasha Richardson
Natasha Richardson
(1998) Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
(1999) Heather Headley (2000) Christine Ebersole
Christine Ebersole
(2001) Sutton Foster
Sutton Foster
(2002) Marissa Jaret Winokur
Marissa Jaret Winokur
(2003) Idina Menzel
Idina Menzel
(2004) Victoria Clark
Victoria Clark
(2005) LaChanze
LaChanze
(2006) Christine Ebersole
Christine Ebersole
(2007) Patti LuPone
Patti LuPone
(2008) Alice Ripley
Alice Ripley
(2009) Catherine Zeta-Jones
Catherine Zeta-Jones
(2010) Sutton Foster
Sutton Foster
(2011) Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
(2012) Patina Miller
Patina Miller
(2013) Jessie Mueller
Jessie Mueller
(2014) Kelli O'Hara
Kelli O'Hara
(2015) Cynthia Erivo (2016) Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(2017)

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Kennedy Center Honorees (2000s)

2000

Mikhail Baryshnikov Chuck Berry Plácido Domingo Clint Eastwood Angela Lansbury

2001

Julie Andrews Van Cliburn Quincy Jones Jack Nicholson Luciano Pavarotti

2002

James Earl Jones James Levine Chita Rivera Paul Simon Elizabeth Taylor

2003

James Brown Carol Burnett Loretta Lynn Mike Nichols Itzhak Perlman

2004

Warren Beatty Ossie Davis
Ossie Davis
& Ruby Dee Elton John Joan Sutherland John Williams

2005

Tony Bennett Suzanne Farrell Julie Harris Robert Redford Tina Turner

2006

Zubin Mehta Dolly Parton Smokey Robinson Steven Spielberg Andrew Lloyd Webber

2007

Leon Fleisher Steve Martin Diana Ross Martin Scorsese Brian Wilson

2008

Morgan Freeman George Jones Barbra Streisand Twyla Tharp Pete Townshend
Pete Townshend
& Roger Daltrey

2009

Mel Brooks Dave Brubeck Grace Bumbry Robert De Niro Bruce Springsteen

Complete list 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s

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