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September 10, 2012 | By David Ng
Beau Bridges will receive a lifetime achievement award from Theatre West at its 50th anniversary gala celebration this week in Hollywood. Bridges will receive the inaugural Betty Garrett Lifetime Achievement Award on Thursday at the Taglyan Cultural Complex. The actor is expected to receive  tributes from his "Norma Rae" costar Sally Field and from TV producer Norman Lear. The award is named after the late actress who helped to found the theater company. Bridges appeared in a number of Theatre West productions, including 2010's "Acting -- The First Six Lessons," in which he costarred alongside his daughter, Emily.
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April 27, 2014 | By Ruben Vives and David Zahniser
The National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People announced Sunday that Donald Sterling will not receive an honor amid controversy over a recording said to be of the Clippers team owner making racist remarks. The Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP had been scheduled to give Sterling the group's lifetime achievement award at its May 15 banquet.  "He is not receiving a lifetime achievement award from the NAACP," Lorraine Miller, NAACP interim vice president, told NBC's "Meet the Press.
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January 18, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
The Screen Actors Guild paid tribute to actress, singer and dancer Rita Moreno on Saturday night, presenting her with the 50th SAG Life Achievement Award. Accepting the honor, the 82-year-old performer said, "I am so ...," and then sheepishly added, "I hope the man with the button was there on time. " Moreno, wearing a showy black-and-gold ensemble, said she was "breathless" and "so bloody happy," and then took the opportunity to sing a few bars from "This Is All I Ask. " PHOTOS: Rita Moreno's career in pictures "As I approach the prime of my life," she sang, "I find I have the time of my life.
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March 26, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
The winners of the 2014 Anisfield-Wolf awards were announced Wednesday with prizes of $10,000 each. Since 1935, the Anisfield-Wolf awards have been presented to books and authors who confront racism and explore diversity. The Lifetime Achievement award will be shared by Wilson Harris and George Lamming, who will  split the $10,000 prize. Harris, who turned 93 this week, was born in Guyana and now lives in England. He has published more than two dozen novels. Lamming was born in Barbados and was a novelist and cultural critic who lived abroad for many years; his teaching appointments included a stint at Brown University.
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February 26, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Media mogul Ted Turner will be receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 35th annual Sports Emmy Awards. The ceremony will take place May 6 at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. While Turner's list of accomplishments is long and varied, including his ongoing philanthropy through the Turner Foundation Inc., it's his early efforts in cable television that contributed most to this award. In 1976, Turner purchased the Atlanta Braves baseball team and refashioned Atlanta station WJRJ Channel 17 into the TBS Superstation on cable, which carried Braves games coast to coast.
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April 3, 2013 | By David Ng
Choreographer Twyla Tharp, whose work spans ballet, modern dance, jazz and Broadway, is to receive a lifetime achievement honor during this year's Tribeca Film Festival. Tharp is scheduled to receive the honor at the annual Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards, to be held in New York on April 26. One of the most prolific choreographers working today, Tharp has created stage pieces for her own dance company, American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet and many other major dance organizations around the world.  The awards organizers said in a statement that "through dance, she has created her own language and pushed the boundaries of our notions of movement for the past 50 years.
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June 3, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila
And the Lifetime Achievement award goes to...Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken. That would be the Elizabeth Burns Lifetime Achievement Award, to be exact, presented by the Los Angeles chapter of the California Restaurant Association at Hotel Casa del Mar on June 7th. Some 30 years ago Feniger and Milliken were the new kids on the block, cooking from a small storefront on Melrose Avenue next to the L.A. Eyeworks store. The two young cooks met in a tough French kitchen in Chicago at a time when a woman in a professional kitchen was still a rarity - and in a French kitchen practically unheard of. But the two stuck it out, formed a friendship and eventually ended up in Los Angeles.
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January 27, 1993
Soul singer James Brown will receive a lifetime achievement award from the Rhythm & Blues Foundation at its fourth annual Pioneer Awards on Feb. 25 in Los Angeles. Little Anthony and the Imperials and Martha and the Vandellas will be honored as groups, while individual recipients will be Hadda Brooks, Solomon Burke, Dave Clark, Floyd Dixon, Lowell Fulson, Erskine Hawkins, Wilson Pickett, Carla Thomas and Jimmy Witherspoon.
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January 11, 2003 | Randy Lewis
Elton John will be the honoree at a benefit concert on Friday at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim. Among more than a dozen acts confirmed to join John at the performance are Ray Charles, Brian Wilson, Randy Newman, Norah Jones, Vanessa Carlton, John Mayer, Amy Grant, Diana Krall and Michael McDonald. John is receiving the Yamaha lifetime achievement award, previously bestowed on Wilson, Stevie Wonder and others.
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November 16, 1991 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dr. Lillian Seitsive has spent a lifetime bucking the odds. The daughter of Jewish immigrants who fled the pogroms in Russia, Seitsive entered medical school in 1927, a time when women typically became housewives or teachers. Still, she persevered. In time, she became a founder physician of Northridge Hospital, a member of the World Health Organization and an active supporter of medical facilities in Israel.
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February 26, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Media mogul Ted Turner will be receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 35th annual Sports Emmy Awards. The ceremony will take place May 6 at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. While Turner's list of accomplishments is long and varied, including his ongoing philanthropy through the Turner Foundation Inc., it's his early efforts in cable television that contributed most to this award. In 1976, Turner purchased the Atlanta Braves baseball team and refashioned Atlanta station WJRJ Channel 17 into the TBS Superstation on cable, which carried Braves games coast to coast.
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January 24, 2014 | By Elena Howe
Comic actor Brad Garrett has been tapped by the Writers Guild of America, West to host the 2014 Writers Guild Awards on Feb. 1, and you can watch how he works the room with a live webcast of the ceremony along with pre-awards nominee interviews - from film and television -- starting at 5 p.m. PST at www.latimes.com/envelope . While Garrett, best known for costarring on "Everybody Loves Raymond," skewers the best of Hollywood, the awards themselves...
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January 18, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
The Screen Actors Guild paid tribute to actress, singer and dancer Rita Moreno on Saturday night, presenting her with the 50th SAG Life Achievement Award. Accepting the honor, the 82-year-old performer said, "I am so ...," and then sheepishly added, "I hope the man with the button was there on time. " Moreno, wearing a showy black-and-gold ensemble, said she was "breathless" and "so bloody happy," and then took the opportunity to sing a few bars from "This Is All I Ask. " PHOTOS: Rita Moreno's career in pictures "As I approach the prime of my life," she sang, "I find I have the time of my life.
SPORTS
January 13, 2014 | Bill Dwyre
Joe Morgan never retired from baseball. He just stopped playing in games. He is 70, going on 45. What we remember - the left-handed batter swatting hits as easily as we swat flies - remains the essence of who he is and what he will always be. He played in the majors from 1963 through 1984. Then he went immediately into a broadcasting career that bounced from his beloved Cincinnati Reds to stints with the San Francisco Giants, Oakland Athletics, ABC and, most prominently, ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball.
SPORTS
January 8, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
Longtime baseball scouts Jack McKeon and Ray Crone Sr. are to be presented with lifetime achievement awards at the 11th "In the Spirit of the Game" gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel on Jan. 18. The star-studded banquet, which has become an important part of baseball's winter calendar, is hosted each year by the Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation, an organization founded by former minor league player turned baseball agent Dennis Gilbert...
ENTERTAINMENT
December 2, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
NEW YORK -- The Gotham Awards handed their best feature award to a surprise contender Monday: the Coen brothers' folk-music tale "Inside Llewyn Davis. " "Fruitvale Station," the movie about an unarmed young man who was fatally shot at an Oakland train station in 2009, was also a big winner at the annual New York independent-film confab, with the film's Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan winning breakthrough director and breakthrough actor, respectively. Matthew McConaughey won the ceremony's first-ever best actor prize for his role as unlikely AIDS crusader Ron Woodroof in "The Dallas Buyers Club.
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August 9, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
In 85 years, she wrote more than 70 books -- so many that she needed to publish under three different names. Barbara Mertz was 85 when she died at home in Frederick, Md., on Thursday. Born in a small town in Illinois as Barbara Louise Gross, she attended the University of Chicago on scholarship. Despite having a Ph.D., she was unable to find work in her chosen field, Egyptology. Instead she became a stay-at-home mom who tried in her spare time to write books. When her first novels failed to sell, she published two nonfiction books about Egypt under her own name.
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