WASHINGTON (AP) — Actress Sally Field and author Stephen King are among luminaries being awarded a National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama.
Obama will bestow honors on 18 people and three institutions during a White House ceremony Thursday.READ MORE: COVID In Maryland: 786 New Cases As Hospitalizations, Positivity Rate Fall
The White House says Field was chosen for showing dignity, empathy and fearlessness in performances that have touched audiences worldwide and for displaying those same qualities in her off-screen advocacy for women, gay rights and public health.READ MORE: National Guard Protecting U.S. Capitol Served 'Raw, Moldy Food,' Some With Metal Shavings, Report Says
King is being recognized for combining storytelling with his analysis of human nature, and for thrilling readers around the world through decades of work.
Alice Waters, chef-owner of the organic restaurant Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California, is receiving a National Humanities Medal for championing a holistic approach to eating and health.MORE NEWS: March 5 Marks 1 Year Since First COVID Cases Reported In Maryland, Gov. Hogan Declares Friday A Day Of Remembrance
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