December 2nd, 2012
07:13 PM ET
10 years ago

Letterman, Led Zeppelin among those receiving Kennedy Center Honors

Washington (CNN) - An array of talents was on display Sunday at the Kennedy Center Honors gala where President Barack Obama toasted the lifetime achievements of an iconic ballerina, a famed comedian, a timeless actor and two chart-topping musical acts.

In the 35th installment of the honorary event, late-night show host David Letterman, ballerina Natalia Makarova, actor Dustin Hoffman, blues musician Buddy Guy and the rock group Led Zeppelin joined the ranks of the top musicians, dancers and actors of their time.


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  1. merlemorrigan

    We'll drive our ships to new lands, Fight the horde, sing and cry, Valhalla, I am coming!

    December 2, 2012 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  2. Master Blaster

    Long live Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones! Let's rock one more time...........

    December 3, 2012 05:14 am at 5:14 am |
  3. Marie MD

    Letterman was the only one to keep the bin laden death fron and center while everyone else forgot what the President gave the order to do to the Navy Seals.

    December 3, 2012 06:34 am at 6:34 am |
  4. Ed1

    More pay off for his supporters.

    Marie MD There is not a President alive that wouldn't have given the order do you think Obama had any other choice except Carter or Clinton.

    The sad part how many Seals will be in the cross hairs of our enemies now since Obama opened his big mouth.

    December 3, 2012 10:06 am at 10:06 am |