Obama grants Medal of Freedom to Perlman, Sondheim, Streisandmain
The three artists will receive America’s highest civilian honour next Tuesday at the White House.
The 17 lining up for the medal will also include Hollywood director Stephen Spielberg, singers Gloria and Emilio Estefan, singer-songwriter James Taylor and baseball greats Willie Mays and the family of the late Yogi Berra.
The president, in his citation, says they are ‘men and women who have enriched our lives and helped define our shared experience as Americans.’
Perlman plays the White House