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Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year

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Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year

The Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year award is bestowed annually by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals society at Harvard University. It has been awarded annually by the society members since 1951 to performers deemed to have made a "lasting and impressive contribution to the world of entertainment."

The Woman of the Year recipient is traditionally treated to a day of celebrations in her honor, including a parade through Harvard Square accompanied by members of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals and Pudding-affiliated Organizations to include Jello. This is usually followed by a celebratory dinner and entertainment by the Harvard Krokodiloes.

Below is a list of the women who have received the award:

Woman of the Year recipients

  • 1951 – Gertrude Lawrence
  • 1952 – Barbara Bel Geddes
  • 1953 – Mamie Eisenhower
  • 1954 – Shirley Booth
  • 1955 – Debbie Reynolds
  • 1956 – Peggy Ann Garner
  • 1957 – Carroll Baker
  • 1958 – Katharine Hepburn
  • 1959 – Joanne Woodward
  • 1960 – Carol Lawrence
  • 1961 – Jane Fonda
  • 1962 – Piper Laurie
  • 1963 – Shirley MacLaine
  • 1964 – Rosalind Russell
  • 1965 – Lee Remick
  • 1966 – Ethel Merman
  • 1967 – Lauren Bacall
  • 1968 – Angela Lansbury
  • 1969 – Carol Burnett
  • 1970 – Dionne Warwick
  • 1971 – Carol Channing
  • 1972 – Ruby Keeler
  • 1973 – Liza Minnelli
  • 1974 – Faye Dunaway
  • 1975 – Valerie Harper
  • 1976 – Bette Midler
  • 1977 – Elizabeth Taylor
  • 1978 – Beverly Sills
  • 1979 – Candice Bergen
  • 1980 – Meryl Streep
  • 1981 – Mary Tyler Moore
  • 1982 – Ella Fitzgerald
  • 1983 – Julie Andrews
  • 1984 – Joan Rivers
  • 1985 – Cher
  • 1986 – Sally Field
  • 1987 – Bernadette Peters
  • 1988 – Lucille Ball
  • 1989 – Kathleen Turner
  • 1990 – Glenn Close
  • 1991 – Diane Keaton
  • 1992 – Jodie Foster
  • 1993 – Whoopi Goldberg
  • 1994 – Meg Ryan
  • 1995 – Michelle Pfeiffer
  • 1996 – Susan Sarandon
  • 1997 – Julia Roberts
  • 1998 – Sigourney Weaver
  • 1999 – Goldie Hawn
  • 2000 – Jamie Lee Curtis
  • 2001 – Drew Barrymore
  • 2002 – Sarah Jessica Parker
  • 2003 – Anjelica Huston
  • 2004 – Sandra Bullock
  • 2005 – Catherine Zeta-Jones
  • 2006 – Halle Berry
  • 2007 – Scarlett Johansson
  • 2008 – Charlize Theron
  • 2009 – Renée Zellweger
  • 2010 – Anne Hathaway
  • 2011 – Julianne Moore
  • 2012 – Claire Danes
  • 2013 – Marion Cotillard
  • 2014 – Helen Mirren
  • 2015 – Amy Poehler
  • 2016 – Kerry Washington
  • 2017 – Octavia Spencer
  • References

    Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year Wikipedia


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