KENNEDY CENTER HONORS 1978 {HONOREES: FRED ASTAIRE, RICHARD RODGERS, GEORGE BALANCHINE, MARIAN ANDERSON, ARTHUR RUBENSTEIN} (TV)

Summary

This program features the first annual Kennedy Center celebration honoring Marian Anderson, Fred Astaire, George Balanchine, Richard Rodgers, and Arthur Rubinstein. Paying tribute to the honorees in word and/or performance are the following: Leonard Bernstein; John Rubinstein singing; Art Buchwald with political satire; Grace Bumbry with Julius Rudel; Harry Belafonte with a film tribute to Anderson; Aretha Franklin; Sen. Edward Kennedy, Rosemary Harris, Hal Linden, Eddie Albert, and Jose Ferrer; and Mary Martin with a film tribute to Rodgers, followed by Florence Henderson, John Raitt, and Tony Bennett; Edward Villella with a film tribute to Balanchine; Suzanne Farrell and Peter Martins in a pas de deux; Sen. Charles Percy; Alberta Hunter singing; Isaac Stern with a film tribute to Rubinstein; Stern and Itzhak Perlman with a violin duet; Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. with a film tribute to Astaire, followed by "One" with the cast of "A Chorus Line"; and Leonard Bernstein. Commercials deleted.

Details

  • NETWORK:
  • DATE: 1978 9:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 1:40:31
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: 100561
  • GENRE: Specials
  • SUBJECT HEADING: African-American Collection - News/Talk/Docs
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - TV, 1978
  • COMMERCIALS:

CREDITS

  • Nick Vanoff … Producer
  • George Stevens … Producer, Writer
  • Michael B. Seligman … Associate Producer
  • Don Mischer … Director
  • Marty Farrell … Writer
  • L.T. Iglehart … Writer
  • Marian Anderson … Honoree
  • Fred Astaire … Honoree
  • George Balanchine … Honoree
  • Richard Rodgers … Honoree
  • Rubinstein, Arthur (See also: Rubinstein, Artur) … Honoree
  • Harry Belafonte
  • Tony Bennett
  • Leonard Bernstein
  • Art Buchwald
  • Grace Bumbry
  • Douglas Fairbanks
  • Suzanne Farrell
  • Aretha Franklin
  • Alberta Hunter
  • Edward M. Kennedy
  • Mary Martin
  • Peter Martins
  • Itzhak Perlman
  • John Rubinstein
  • Isaac Stern
  • Edward Villella
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