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James Earl Jones chosen for Marian Anderson Award
By Associated Press
Published June 6, 2012

This Jan. 17, 2012 file photo shows actor James Earl Jones attending the premiere of “Coriolanus” at the Paris Theater in New York. Jones has been named the 2012 recipient of the Marian Anderson Award, which honors artists whose leadership benefits humanity. The critically acclaimed stage and screen actor will accept the award at a Nov. 19 gala at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — James Earl Jones has been named the 2012 recipient of the Marian Anderson Award, which honors artists whose leadership benefits humanity.

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The critically acclaimed stage and screen actor will accept the award at a Nov. 19 gala at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia.

Pamela Browner White, chairwoman of the award’s board of directors, says Jones is an actor of intelligence and dignity who inspires others to pursue their dreams.

The Marian Anderson Award is named for the celebrated contralto and Philadelphia native, who in 1955 was the first black soloist at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. She died in 1993 at age 96.

Previous winners include Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Gere.

 

 

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