KENNEDY CENTER HONORS 1982 {HONOREES: GEORGE ABBOTT, LILLIAN GISH, BENNY GOODMAN, GENE KELLY, EUGENE ORMANDY} (TV)

Summary

This Kennedy Center celebration honors George Abbott, Lillian Gish, Benny Goodman, Gene Kelly, and Eugene Ormandy. The honorees are paid tribute in the following highlights: Walter Cronkite introduces each of the honorees; President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan appear at a White House reception for the honorees; Betty Buckley sings "Memory" from "Cats"; Harold Prince presents a film tribute to Abbott; Eddie Albert, Tom Bosley, Van Johnson, Hal Linden, and Jean Stapleton sing "Heart" from "Damn Yankees"; Eva Marie Saint presents a film tribute to Gish; Leona Mitchell sings "Mi Chiamano Mimi" from Puccini's "La Boheme"; Andre Previn presents a film tribute to Goodman; Lionel Hampton plays "Air Mail Special"; Peggy Lee sings "Where or When"; and Hampton plays "Sing, Sing, Sing." Claudette Colbert discusses financial support for the Kennedy Center with Chairman Roger L. Stevens; the cast of "On Your Toes" sings and dances to the title song; Eugene Istomin presents a film tribute to Ormandy; Isaac Stern plays the second movement from Mozart's Violin Concerto in G Major, K. 216; Yves Montand presents a film tribute to Kelly; Gregory Hines sings and dances to "I Got Rhythm" and "Fascinating Rhythm"; and Donald O'Connor, Cyd Charisse, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green perform "Singin' in the Rain." Commercials deleted.


Details

  • NETWORK: CBS
  • DATE: December 25, 1982 Saturday 8:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 1:39:15
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T83:0310
  • GENRE: Specials
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Award presentations
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - TV, 1982
  • COMMERCIALS:

Credits

  • Nick Vanoff … Producer
  • George Stevens … Producer, Writer
  • Michael B. Seligman … Associate Producer
  • Don Mischer … Director
  • L. T. Iglehart … Writer
  • Sara Lukinson … Writer
  • Marc London … Writer
  • Glen Roven … Conductor
  • Julius Rudel … Conductor
  • Walter Cronkite … Host
  • Eddie Albert … Performer
  • Tom Bosley … Performer
  • Betty Buckley … Performer
  • Cyd Charisse … Performer
  • Betty Comden … Performer
  • Adolph Green … Performer
  • Lionel Hampton … Performer
  • Gregory Hines … Performer
  • Van Johnson … Performer
  • Peggy Lee … Performer
  • Hal Linden … Performer
  • Leona Mitchell … Performer
  • Donald O'Connor … Performer
  • Jean Stapleton … Performer
  • Isaac Stern … Performer
  • George Abbott
  • Claudette Colbert
  • Lillian Gish
  • Benny Goodman
  • Gene Kelly
  • Eugene Istomin
  • Yves Montand
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Eugene Ormandy
  • Andre Previn
  • Harold Prince (See also: Prince, Hal)
  • Giacomo Puccini
  • Nancy Reagan
  • Ronald Reagan
  • Eva Marie Saint
  • Roger L. Stevens