Shirley MacLaine was honored along with four other performers at the Kennedy Center. She won an Oscar for best actress in "Terms of Endearment" in 1983. More recently Shirely MacLaine played Martha Levinson in "Downton Abbey."
Phylicia Rashad, aka 'Clair Huxtable,' directed a reading of 'Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963' on the 50th anniversary of the bombing at the 16th Street Baptist Church. Phylicia Rashad won a Tony award for 'A Raisin in the Sun.'