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Previous Kennedy Center Honorees

1996

Edward Albee, Benny Carter, Johnny Cash, Jack Lemmon, Maria Tallchief

1995

Jacques d’Amboise, Marilyn Horne, Riley “B.B.” King, Sidney Poitier, Neil Simon

1994

Kirk Douglas, Aretha Franklin, Morton Gould, Harold Prince, Pete Seeger

1993

Johnny Carson, Arthur Mitchell, Georg Solti, Stephen Sondheim, Marion Williams

1992

Lionel Hampton, Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Ginger Rogers, Mstislav Rostropovich, Paul Taylor

1991

Roy Acuff, Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Fayard Nicholas, Harold Nicholas, Gregory Peck, Robert Shaw

1990

Dizzy Gillespie, Katherine Hepburn, Rise Stevens, Jule Styne, Billy Wilder

1989

Harry Belafonte, Claudette Colbert, Alexandria Danilova, Mary Martin, William Schuman

1988

Alvin Ailey, George Burns, Myrna Loy, Alexander Schneider, Roger L. Stevens

1987

Perry Como, Bette Davis, Sammy Davis Jr., Nathan Milstein, Alwin Nikolais

1986

Lucille Ball, Ray Charles, Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Yehudi Menuhin, Antony Tudor

1985

Merce Cunningham, Irene Dunne, Bob Hope, Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe, Beverly Sills

1984

Lena Horne, Danny Kaye, Gian Carlo Menotti, Arthur Miller, Isaac Stern

1983

Katherine Dunham, Elia Kazan, Frank Sinatra, James Stewart, Virgil Thomson

1982

George Abbott, Lillian Gish, Benny Goodman, Gene Kelly, Eugene Ormandy

1981

Count Basie, Cary Grant, Helen Hayes, Jerome Robbins, Rudolf Serkin

1980

Leonard Bernstein, James Cagney, Agnes deMille, Lynn Fontanne, Leontyne Price

1979

Aaron Copland, Ella Fitzgerald, Henry Fonda, Martha Graham, Tennessee Williams

1978

Marian Anderson, Fred Astaire, George Balanchine, Richard Rodgers, Arthur Rubinstein

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