Elizabeth Anne VanderPutten - Star Gazing with Jean
The Kennedy Center Honors...
On Sunday evening, December 6, 1998, I went Star Gazing with my sister Jean and her friend Marilyn Kirschen. The occasion was the Kennedy Center Honors, an annual ceremony recognizing the talents and lifetime achievements of deserving artists.
The Washington Post once called Kennedy Center Honors "...a fundraiser, a highbrow tribute to The Arts, a TV-special-in-the-making, a celebrity hoedown and the World's Classiest Vaudeville Show." This was for years an annual event for Jean and for Marilyn who, as a member of the Screen Actor's Guild, is invited each year. Following are some of the 1998 stars. (Photos by Jean Pollack)