Laurie Ahern, 2015 Purpose Prize winner. Credit: Encore.org; EMBARGOED TILL NOV. 13, 2015.
En español | An Episcopal priest and a former judge. A journalist and an artistic director. A doctor and an advocate for impoverished women. They’re the winners of the 2015 Purpose Prize, which recognizes people over age 60 who combine passion and experience to find new ways to solve tough social problems.
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He’s served as The American President, terrified a generation of men into embracing marital fidelity in Fatal Attraction, and tickled the ivories as Liberace Behind the Candelabra.
Franklin H Williams Award Ceremony on October 8, 2014
AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins and six returned Peace Corps volunteers received the Franklin H. Williams award from the Peace Corps on Oct. 8. The award honors returned volunteers from ethnically diverse backgrounds who exemplify an ongoing commitment to community service and Peace Corps’ goal of promoting Americans' better understanding of other people.
Roger Angell
The game he loves has honored the man many say is its finest chronicler. On July 26, the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., presented the J.G. Taylor Spink Award to Roger Angell, for 50 years of writing about the national pastime. In The New Yorker magazine and in a number of books, Angell shared his passion for a sport he calls " the hardest game to play."
Jay Leno
The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will honor comedian Jay Leno with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the nation's top award for humor, according to the Associated Press.
Doris Roberts, actress and comedian
Doris Roberts is the kind of dinner partner who can keep you laughing through the French onion soup, the Waldorf salad, the poached salmon and even the strawberry short cake, although afterwards you wonder what it was she said that made everything so funny.
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The following is a guest post form Tara Finnegan Coates of AARP's Media Content Team.
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