Morgan Freeman's name is synonymous with great screen acting and is one of the most respected performers in American cinemaFreeman, Streisand set for Kennedy Honors Sep 09, 2008
With their extraordinary talent, creativity, and perseverance, the five 2007 honorees have transformed the way we, as Americans, see, hear and feel the performing arts. We will forever be thankful for the great gift they have shared with usRoss, Scorsese up for Kennedy Honors Sep 11, 2007
Arts education can make an extraordinary difference in the lives of children and adultsKennedy Center boosts arts funding Feb 16, 2005
This year the Kennedy Center honors not the usual five but six extraordinary individuals whose unique and abundant artistry has contributed significantly to the cultural life of our nation and the worldAnalysis: Influential Kennedy honorees Sep 16, 2004
They are a film artist whose talents are astonishingly diverse; a greatly revered couple of stage and screen; a pop music icon who also composes stunning musical film and theater scores; an operatic superstar of unsurpassed artistic achievement; and one of the most influential American composers of the past four decadesKennedy honors Elton John, Warren Beatty Sep 16, 2004
Stephen Allen Schwarzman (born February 14, 1947) is an American businessman and investor and the chairman and co-founder of the Blackstone Group, the private-equity and financial advisory firm.
Schwarzman attended the Abington School District in suburban Philadelphia and graduated from Abington Senior High School in 1965. He attended Yale University during the same period as George W. Bush, one year behind him (both were in the Skull and Bones society) and graduated in 1969. He then went on to Harvard Business School and graduated in 1972.
Schwarzman began his career in financial services at the investment bank Lehman Brothers, where he reached the rank of managing director at age 31. He eventually became the head of Lehman Brothers' global mergers and acquisitions team. In 1985, Schwarzman and his partner Peter Peterson started Blackstone, which originally focused on mergers and acquisitions.