Hollywood actor Robert Redford and veteran singers Tina Turner and Tony Bennett are among those who will be honoured for their contribution to American culture in December (05).

The annual Kennedy Center honours will also be given to actress Julie Harris and ballerina SUZANNE FARRELL at the ceremony, to be attended by US President George W Bush.

The Kennedy Center's STEPHEN A SCHWARZMAN says, "(Their) contributions to our culture have transformed out lives."

In 2004, legendary actor Warren Beatty and rocker SIR Elton John were both recipients of the award.