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The Mark Twain Prize

2005 Mark Twain Prize to Celebrate Steve Martin

Photo: Steve MartinThe Kennedy Center Presents: The 2005 Mark Twain Prize

Taped at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on October 23, 2005, the 90-minute special will feature tributes and comic performances from an all-star cast of Martin's friends and colleagues including Dave Barry, Claire Danes, Larry David, Tom Hanks, Eric Idle, Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah, Randy Newman, Martin Short and Paul Simon. Former Mark Twain Prize recipients Carl Reiner, Lily Tomlin and Lorne Michaels will all be in attendance.

Upon learning that he had won the Mark Twain Prize, Martin remarked, "I think Mark Twain is a great guy, and I can't wait to meet him."

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