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Subject: Well, firstly let's see who's already been honored since its start, and come up with OUR lists of the omitted. ...

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Date Posted: Friday, July 19, 07:24:31am
In reply to: Remember, they have to be alive 's message, "Since the same whiners come out every year to gripe about the selections, give us your would-be winners" on Friday, July 19, 07:00:48am

1970s ...
=1978 – Marian Anderson, Fred Astaire, George Balanchine, Richard Rodgers, and Arthur Rubinstein

=1979 – Aaron Copland, Ella Fitzgerald, Henry Fonda, Martha Graham, and Tennessee Williams

1980s …
=1980 – Leonard Bernstein, James Cagney, Agnes de Mille, Lynn Fontanne, and Leontyne Price

=1981 – Count Basie, Cary Grant, Helen Hayes, Jerome Robbins, and Rudolf Serkin

=1982 – George Abbott, Lillian Gish, Benny Goodman, Gene Kelly, and Eugene Ormandy

=1983 – Katherine Dunham, Elia Kazan, Frank Sinatra, James Stewart, and Virgil Thomson

=1984 – Lena Horne, Danny Kaye, Gian Carlo Menotti, Arthur Miller, and Isaac Stern

=1985 – Merce Cunningham, Irene Dunne, Bob Hope, Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Loewe, and Beverly Sills

=1986 – Lucille Ball, Ray Charles, Hume Cronyn & Jessica Tandy, Yehudi Menuhin, and Antony Tudor

=1987 – Perry Como, Bette Davis, Sammy Davis Jr., Nathan Milstein, and Alwin Nikolais

=1988 – Alvin Ailey, George Burns, Myrna Loy, Alexander Schneider, and Roger L. Stevens

=1989 – Harry Belafonte, Claudette Colbert, Alexandra Danilova, Mary Martin, and William Schuman

1990s …

=1990 – Dizzy Gillespie, Katharine Hepburn, Risλ Stevens, Jule Styne, and Billy Wilder

=1991 – Roy Acuff, Betty Comden & Adolph Green, Fayard & Harold Nicholas, Gregory Peck, and Robert Shaw

=1992 – Lionel Hampton, Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward, Ginger Rogers, Mstislav Rostropovich, and Paul Taylor

=1993 – Johnny Carson, Arthur Mitchell, Georg Solti, Stephen Sondheim, and Marion Williams

=1994 – Kirk Douglas, Aretha Franklin, Morton Gould, Harold Prince, and Pete Seeger

=1995 – Jacques d'Amboise, Marilyn Horne, B.B. King, Sidney Poitier, and Neil Simon

=1996 – Edward Albee, Benny Carter, Johnny Cash, Jack Lemmon, and Maria Tallchief

=1997 – Lauren Bacall, Bob Dylan, Charlton Heston, Jessye Norman, and Edward Villella

=1998 – Bill Cosby (rescinded in 2018), Fred Ebb & John Kander, Willie Nelson, Andrι Previn, and Shirley Temple Black

=1999 – Victor Borge, Sean Connery, Judith Jamison, Jason Robards, and Stevie Wonder

2000s ...

=2000 – Mikhail Baryshnikov, Chuck Berry, Plαcido Domingo, Clint Eastwood, and Angela Lansbury

=2001 – Julie Andrews, Van Cliburn, Quincy Jones, Jack Nicholson, and Luciano Pavarotti

=2002 – James Earl Jones, James Levine, Chita Rivera, Paul Simon, and Elizabeth Taylor

=2003 – James Brown, Carol Burnett, Loretta Lynn, Mike Nichols, and Itzhak Perlman

=2004 – Warren Beatty, Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee, Elton John, Joan Sutherland, and John Williams

=2005 – Tony Bennett, Suzanne Farrell, Julie Harris, Robert Redford, and Tina Turner

=2006 – Andrew Lloyd Webber, Zubin Mehta, Dolly Parton, Smokey Robinson, and Steven Spielberg

=2007 – Leon Fleisher, Steve Martin, Diana Ross, Martin Scorsese, and Brian Wilson

=2008 – Morgan Freeman, George Jones, Barbra Streisand, Twyla Tharp, and The Who (Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey)

=2009 – Mel Brooks, Dave Brubeck, Grace Bumbry, Robert De Niro, and Bruce Springsteen

2010s …

=2010 – Merle Haggard, Jerry Herman, Bill T. Jones, Paul McCartney, and Oprah Winfrey

=2011 – Barbara Cook, Neil Diamond, Yo-Yo Ma, Sonny Rollins, and Meryl Streep

=2012 – Buddy Guy, Dustin Hoffman, Led Zeppelin (John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant), David Letterman, and Natalia Makarova

=2013 – Martina Arroyo, Herbie Hancock, Billy Joel, Shirley MacLaine, and Carlos Santana

=2014 – Al Green, Tom Hanks, Patricia McBride, Sting, and Lily Tomlin

=2015 – Carole King, George Lucas, Rita Moreno, Seiji Ozawa, and Cicely Tyson

=2016 – Martha Argerich, Eagles (Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Timothy B. Schmit, Joe Walsh). Al Pacino, Mavis Staples, and James Taylor

=2017 – Carmen de Lavallade, Gloria Estefan, LL Cool J, Norman Lear, and Lionel Richie

=2018 – Cher, Philip Glass, Reba McEntire, Wayne Shorter, and the creators of Hamilton: An American Musical (Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Alex Lacamoire, and Andy Blankenbuehler)

=2019 – Earth, Wind & Fire, Sally Field, Linda Ronstadt, Sesame Street, and Michael Tilson Thomas.

-Doris Day repeatedly turned down the honors because her fear of flying prevented her from attending the ceremony.

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More picks of the still-living considered ...Music INFLUENCERS: Rolling Stones, composer Burt Bacharach, music producer Rick Rubin, music producer Berry Gordy, composer/singer Bill Withers, songwriters Alan and Marilyn Bergman. (NT)Film/TV INFLUENCERS: actor/writer/director Carl Reiner, actor/writer/director/producer Gene Reynolds, director James Cameron, writer/director Francis Ford Coppola, actor Gene Hackman.Friday, July 19, 08:09:32am

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