John A. Lithgow

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John Lithgow is an actor, author and recording Artist. Lithgow is a forty-year veteran of film, television, and theater, a two-time Academy Award Nominee and four-time Grammy Award nominee, and multiple Tony, Emmy, and Screen Actors Guild Award winner. He has authored six New York Times best-selling children's books and has also recorded several albums of children's music. Lithgow is a national advocate for improving youth literacy through increasing family participation in reading and the arts. During his tenure on Harvard University’s Board of Overseers, he created Arts First, an annual springtime festival of the arts, and established the Harvard Arts Medal. Lithgow was elected into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 2005. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2010 and serves on the Board of Directors.

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