SIR Elton John and Warren Beatty have been honoured for their lifetime contributions to American culture.

The legendary entertainers were recipients of the 27th Annual Kennedy Centre Honours at a ceremony presented by President John F Kennedy's daughter CAROLINE yesterday (05DEC04).

Australian soprano DAME JOAN SUTHERLAND, composer and conductor JOHN WILLIAMS, and husband and wife actors, writers and producers Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee also received awards for their long showbusiness careers.

The show was also attended by actor Robert Downey Jr and singer BILLY JOEL, who serenaded Elton as he received his award.

06/12/2004 13:52