Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee and Tony nominated actor Jack Lemmon received 1996 Kennedy Center Honors Dec. 8 for lifetime contribution to American culture.
The ceremony was taped for broadcast 9 PM (ET) Dec. 26. Check local listings for times elsewhere.
Albee, 68, won Pulitzers for A Delicate Balance (also a 1996 Tony winner for Best Revival of a Play), Seascape and Three Tall Women, but is still perhaps best known for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.
In addition to his extensive film career, Lemmon,, 71, has starred on Broadway in Tribute and Long Day's Journey Into Night.
They joined ballerina Maria Tallchief, country singer Johnny Cash, saxophonist Benny Carter in receiving the honors from President and Mrs. Clinton at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, after a White House reception. -- By Robert Viagas