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Actress Julie Andrews, singer Dolly Parton to get lifetime Grammys

world Updated: Dec 23, 2010 15:54 IST
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Sound of Music star Julie Andrews, country singer Dolly Parton and jazz drummer Roy Haynes will be honored with a lifetime achievement Grammy award in 2011 for their artistic contribution to the recording medium.

The Recording Academy has also selected punk pioneers The Ramones, Juilliard STring Quartet, the Kingston Trio and 101-year-old gospel legend George Beverly Shea for the lifetime Grammy.

The artists will receive their golden gramophones at an event in Los Angeles on February 12, a day before the 53rd annual Grammy Awards ceremony is held, the Grammy's website said.

"It is a great honor to recognize and celebrate such a distinguished and dynamic group of honorees who have been the creators of such timeless art," said Recording Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow.

"These influential performers and brilliant innovators have been of great inspiration to our culture and industry. Their legendary work has left a lasting impression and will continue to influence generations to come."

The 75-year-old Andrews is best remembered for her roles in 1960s musicals like 'Sound of Music' and 'Mary Poppins', for which she won a Grammy award.

ébut, she remains one of the most-successful female artists in the history of the country genre which garnered her the title of 'The Queen of Country Music',[2] with twenty-five number-one singles,

Parton, 64, is known as the 'Queen of Country Music' with 25 number-one singles. She has received seven Grammy Awards and a total of 45 Grammy Award nominations.