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Actress Elizabeth Taylor Received A Lifetime Achievement Award From The American Film Institute

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Undated -- Today In Entertainment History:

On March eleventh, 1959, the Lorraine Hansberry drama "A Raisin in the Sun," starring Ruby Dee and Sidney Poitier, opened on Broadway.

In 1968, Otis Redding was awarded a gold record for the single "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" three months after his death. A year later, the song won two Grammy Awards.

In 1970, "Aquarius/Let The Sun Shine In" by the Fifth Dimension was named Record of the Year at the Grammys. The self-titled album by Blood, Sweat and Tears was named Album of the Year. Crosby, Stills and Nash won the Best New Artist Grammy.

In 1993, actress Elizabeth Taylor received a lifetime achievement award from the American Film Institute.

In 1997, Queen Elizabeth knighted Paul McCartney.

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