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1Name:  Mr. John Lithgow
 Year Elected:  2019
 Class:  5. The Arts, Professions, and Leaders in Public & Private Affairs
 Subdivision:  501. Creative Artists
 Residency:  Resident
 Living? :   Living
 Birth Date:  1945
   
 
John Lithgow is an actor and the founder of Arts First. He earned his B.A. from Harvard University in 1967. John Lithgow is one of the country’s most distinguished actors, and has been for decades. Trained as a Shakespearean actor, he is also accomplished on the stage in modern drama; in movies, in drama and comedy; and on television in roles ranging from an extraterrestrial to Winston Churchill. He is the author of an engrossing memoir, and has performed around the country in a one-man play derived in part from it. Deeply committed to arts education, he has written and recorded children’s books and has served on several commissions aimed at enhancing education in the arts. His alma mater, Harvard, has celebrated his accomplishments on many occasions, including with an honorary degree. His awards include: Best Featured Actor in a Play, 1973, Best Actor in a Musical, 2002, Tony Awards; Best Supporting Actor, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, 1982; Best Supporting Actor, New York Film Critics Association, 1982; Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series, 1986, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, 1996, 1997, 1999, Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series, 2010, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, 2017, Primetime Emmy Awards; Best Actor - Television Series Musical or Comedy, 1997, Best Supporting Actor - Series, Miniseries, or Television Film, 2010, Golden Globes Awards; Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series, 1997, 1998, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series, 2017, Screen Actors Guild Awards; Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Critics Choice Awards, 2016; Harvard Arts Medal, 2017. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences (2010). He is the author of Drama: An Actor's Education (2011) and a number of children's books. John Lithgow was elected a member of the American Philosophical Society in 2019.
 
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