Library of Congress Living Legend

Library of Congress Living Legend

A Library of Congress Living Legend is someone recognized by the Library of Congress for his or her creative contributions to American life. Those honored include artists, writers, activists, film makers, physicians, entertainers, sports figures, and public servants.

Partial list of honorees

* Dolly Parton
* Hank Aaron
* Muhammad Ali
* Madeleine Albright
* Harry Belafonte
* Tony Bennett
* Big Bird
* Larry Bird
* Judy Blume
* T. Berry Brazelton
* William F. Buckley, Jr.
* Carol Burnett
* Benjamin Solomon Carson, Sr.
* Benny Carter
* Johnny Cash
* Vinton Cerf
* Linda Chavez
* Beverly Cleary
* David Copperfield
* Bill Cosby
* Merce Cunningham
* Michael DeBakey
* Sylvia Earle
* Marian Wright Edelman
* Ahmet Ertegün
* Suzanne Farrell
* John Kenneth Galbraith
* Andrew Goodpaster
* Stephen Jay Gould
* Mickey Hart
* Quincy Jones
* Jenette Kahn
* Max Kampelman
* George Kennan
* Jackie Joyner Kersee
* B.B. King
* Billie Jean King
* Jeane Kirkpatrick
* Ursula LeGuin
* Annie Leibovitz
* Carl Lewis
* John Lewis
* Yo-Yo Ma
* Robert McCloskey
* Mark McGwire
* Rita Moreno
* Toni Morrison
* Katherine Paterson
* I.M. Pei
* Jaroslav Pelikan
* Itzhak Perlman
* Colin Powell
* Leontyne Price
* Sally K. Ride
* Cal Ripken
* Fred Rogers
* Philip Roth
* Martin Scorsese
* Pete Seeger
* Maurice Sendak
* Bobby Short
* Stephen Sondheim
* Steven Spielberg
* Ralph Stanley
* Gloria Steinem
* Isaac Stern
* Barbra Streisand
* William Styron
* Harold Varmus
* Gwen Verdon
* Fred L. Whipple
* Tiger Woods
* Herman Wouk

External links

* [ Press release with initial honorees]
* [ Full list]

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