Los Angeles, Dec. 19 (Reuters): Songwriter Burt Bacharach, singer/actress Doris Day and rock group The Band will receive Grammy Awards for lifetime achievement in February, organisers said yesterday.
Also on the list are jazz singer and bandleader Cab Calloway, classical violinist Itzhak Perlman, jazz drummer Max Roach and bluegrass banjo pioneer Earl Scruggs.
Day, 83, was a ubiquitous Hollywood presence from the 1940s to the 1970s as a singer and actress with a wholesome image. Her signature tune, Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera), won an Academy Award for best original song in 1956.
Los Angeles (Reuters): Oscar-winning actor Michael Douglas does not have to memorise too many lines for his latest role — a recorded voice-over introducing the NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. The 63-year-old Hollywood star debuted on Monday night as the new announcer for the network newscast — This is the NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams — succeeding Howard Reig, who opened the programme live for 25 years.