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Lear and Angelou honored

August 06, 2008|From the Associated Press

TV producer Norman Lear and author Maya Angelou will be the 2008 recipients of the Marian Anderson Award, which honors artists whose leadership benefits humanity.

They are to accept their honors, each with an accompanying $100,000 honorarium, at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia on Nov. 17.

Angelou, 80, has written more than a dozen bestsellers, including "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." Lear, 86, was creator, producer and writer for television series that became cultural landmarks, including "All in the Family," "Sanford and Son," "The Jeffersons" and "Maude."

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