Angela Lansbury set for American Theatre Wing honor

Angela Lansbury set for American Theatre Wing honor

NEW YORK, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The American Theatre Wing says it plans to honor Angela Lansbury at its annual gala in New York this September.
Jane Fonda to receive AFI Life Achievement Award

Jane Fonda to receive AFI Life Achievement Award

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The American Film Institute said Friday it will honor Jane Fonda with the 42nd AFI Life Achievement Award at a June gala in Los Angeles.

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Howard Stringer to leave Sony

NEW YORK, March 11 (UPI) -- Howard Stringer, the British chairman of Japanese electronics giant Sony, said in a speech in New York that he would retire in June.
AFI to honor Mel Brooks

AFI to honor Mel Brooks

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The American Film Institute says it will present comedian-writer-director Mel Brooks with its Life Achievement Award at a Hollywood gala next year.

Sony announces shifts at the top

TOKYO, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Japanese electronics giant Sony said it had chosen a new president and chief executive from inside the company.
CEO says Sony is developing new TV

CEO says Sony is developing new TV

NEW YORK, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Sony Chief Executive Officer Howard Stringer said the Japanese electronics giant was aiming to take the next step in the development of the television set.
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MacLaine tapped for AFI Life tribute

MacLaine tapped for AFI Life tribute

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- The American Film Institute has announced it will present actress and filmmaker Shirley MacLaine with its 40th AFI Life Achievement Award.
Freeman to receive AFI's top honor

Freeman to receive AFI's top honor

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman is to receive the American Film Institute Life Achievement Award at a ceremony in Los Angeles next year, organizers said.

Sony's new gadgets are multipurpose

TOKYO, March 4 (UPI) -- Japanese electronics giant Sony is developing a phone with game options and a multipurpose game and computing platform, sources close to the company said.

Sony chief assumes presidency

TOKYO, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Howard Stringer, Sony's chief executive, says he will become president as well to bolster the company's struggling electronics division.

Sony to stop employing former executives

TOKYO, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Sony said Thursday it will stop appointing former executives as special advisers after their retirement.

Sony appoints first foreign CEO

TOKYO, March 7 (UPI) -- Sony Corp. appointed its first foreign chief executive officer and chairman Monday, the Mainichi Shimbun reported. British-born Howard Stringer, 63, will replace Chairman and CEO Nobuyuki Idei. Vice President Ryoji Chubachi will also succeed President Kun

AFI to honor George Lucas

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- George Lucas has been chosen to receive the American Film Institute Life Achievement Award, AFI Board of Trustees Chairman Sir Howard Stringer said Friday.
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Howard Stringer
Sir Howard Stringer arrives for the Museum of Television and Radio's Annual Gala Honoring Sony Corportion CEO and Chairman Sir Howard Stringer at the Waldorf Astoria in New York on February 8, 2007. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)

Sir Howard Stringer (born February 19, 1942) is a Welsh-born American businessman and the chairman, president and CEO of Sony Corporation.

Stringer was born in Cardiff, Wales, the son of Marjorie Mary (née Pook), a Welsh schoolteacher and coal trimmer, and Harry Stringer, an English sergeant in the Royal Air Force. He emigrated to the United States in 1965, and served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Stringer became a naturalized citizen in 1985 and now holds dual US-UK citizenship. His younger brother, Rob Stringer, is chairman of Sony Music Label Group. In 1978, Stringer married Jennifer A. Kinmond Patterson. They have two children.

Stringer attended the Oundle School in Northamptonshire and received a Master of Arts from the University of Oxford in Modern History. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II on December 31, 1999.

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