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Wednesday, 06 June 2012 - 8:42
James Earl Jones awarded Marian Anderson Award for 2012
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James Earl Jones has been named the 2012 recipient of the Marian Anderson Award, which honours 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.

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.

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

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