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