Highest US civilian honour for Spielberg
Hollywood filmmaker Steven Spielberg (above), singers Barbra Streisand, Gloria Estefan, James Taylor and composer Stephen Sondheim are among the recipients of this year’s Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honour. It will be presented to the awardees at the White House by US President Barack Obama on November 24.
Other recipients of the award include veteran activist Bonnie Carroll, music producer Emilio Estefan and baseball legend Willie Mays, among many others, reports variety.com.
The list of recipients of each year’s Medal of Freedom usually includes a handful from entertainment, besides other fields. Academy Awardwinning actor Meryl Streep and popular musician Stevie Wonder were among the recipients of the award in 2014.