KENNEDY CENTER HONORS 1980 {HONOREES: LEONARD BERNSTEIN, JAMES CAGNEY, AGNES DE MILLE, LYNN FONTANNE, LEONTYNE PRICE} (TV)

Summary

This program contains the Kennedy Center celebration honoring Leonard Bernstein, James Cagney, Leontyne Price, Agnes de Mille, and Lynn Fontanne. Paying tribute to the honorees in word and/or performance are the following: President Jimmy Carter; Lauren Bacall with a film tribute to Bernstein; Michael Tilson Thomas conducting the overture to Bernstein's "Candide"; Jamie Bernstein singing a song for her father; Betty Comden and Adolph Green singing "New York, New York" from "On the Town"; Kitty Carlisle Hart with a film tribute to de Mille; a dance from "Texas Fourth"; Art Buchwald with political satire; and Zubin Mehta with a film tribute to price. Mehta also conducts Donald Gramm in a Mozart aria; Beverly Sills; as well as Natalia Makarova and Anthony Dowell in a pas de deux from "Manon"; Jason Robards with a film tribute to Fontanne; Sills singing "Happy Birthday" to Fontanne; flutist James Galway; Mikhail Baryshnikov and Pat O'Brien with a tribute to Cagney. Next up is a film tribute to Cagney; John Travolta with praise for Cagney; and an excerpt from the Broadway musical "Tintypes." Commercials deleted.


Details

  • NETWORK: CBS
  • DATE: December 27, 1980 Saturday 9:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 1:40:06
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T81:0262
  • GENRE: Specials
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Dance
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - TV, 1980
  • COMMERCIALS:

Credits

  • George Stevens … Producer, Writer
  • Nick Vanoff … Producer
  • Michael B. Seligman … Associate Producer
  • Don Mischer … Director
  • L.T. Iglehart … Writer
  • Leonard Bernstein … Honoree
  • James Cagney … Honoree
  • Leontyne Price … Honoree
  • Agnes De Mille … Honoree
  • Lynn Fontanne … Honoree
  • Lauren Bacall
  • Mikhail Baryshnikov
  • Jamie Bernstein
  • Art Buchwald
  • Kitty Carlisle Hart
  • Jimmy Carter
  • Betty Comden
  • Anthony Dowell
  • James Galway
  • Donald Gramm
  • Adolph Green
  • Natalia Makarova
  • Zubin Mehta
  • Pat O'Brien
  • Jason Robards
  • Beverly Sills
  • Michael Tilson Thomas
  • John Travolta