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