Adolph Green, Phyllis Newman, and Willie Nelson

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Kennedy Center to Honor 7 Artists
Published: August 8, 1991

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7— Gregory Peck is one of seven artists who will be honored by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Dec. 8 at the 14th annual Kennedy Center Honors.

Others to be honored for their contributions to the arts are Roy Acuff, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Fayard and Harold Nicholas and Robert Shaw.

The artists will be guests at a reception given by President and Mrs. Bush at the White House prior to the awards ceremony, which will be broadcast on network television.

Mr. Peck, one of Hollywood's foremost actors in a career that has spanned five decades, won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in the 1962 film "To Kill a Mockingbird."

Mr. Acuff, who started his music career touring in the early 1930's, has been acclaimed as one of the greats of country music.

The musical comedy team of Betty Comden and Adolph Green, who began their careers as performers in Greenwich Village more than 50 years ago, have written for the screen ("Singin' in the Rain") and for the Broadway theater, most recently "The Will Rogers Follies."

Famed as tap and acrobatic dancers, Fayard and Harold Nicholas have worked on the stage, in films and on television.

Mr. Shaw, former director of the Atlanta Symphony, is regarded as one of the great choral music directors.
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