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White House Program Honors Rodgers and Hart

March 09, 1987|Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The White House paid tribute to songwriters Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart on Sunday as part of its continuing series of programs on American music.

"You've done great credit to a great song-writing duo," President Reagan told entertainers Marvin Hamlisch, Liza Minnelli, Vic Damone and Bobby Short after an hourlong performance taped for presentation March 25 on PBS.

First Lady Nancy Reagan introduced the performances before about 200 people in the East Room of the White House. She said Rodgers and Hart were "an endless source of beautiful music.

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