Governor taps Eastwood for lifetime arts award

The awards continue to mount up for actor/director Clint Eastwood. He will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award in Entertainment at the fourth annual Governors Awards for the Arts, Gov. Pete Wilson announced last week.

Other honorees include jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald for Performing Arts, sci-fi writer Ray Bradbury for Literary Arts, sculptor Robert Graham for Visual Arts, arts patron Gordon Getty for Individual Patron, Plaza de la Raza for Community Vision and Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. for Corporate Patron.

The awards, sponsored by the California Arts Council, are awarded to artists, benefactors and arts organizations in California for their contributions to the arts.

The recipients will be honored at a gala ceremony on Feb. 26 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. Tickets to the ceremony are $ 250 and are available by calling (818) 501-3106.

The Lifetime Achievement Award for Eastwood joins his honors by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and the National Society of Film Critics, and his Golden Globe nomination, for his work as star/director of Warner Bros.’ “Unforgiven.”

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