Martin receives Twain humor prizeSteve Martin has played a singing King Tut, a ramblin' guy with a dead woman trapped in his body, a con man and a family man. But beyond his colorful characters, Martin has become a respected writer and a comedy legend. For his career achievements, Martin was honored on Oct. 23 with one of the nation's top comedy awards -- the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Among those saluting the versatile performer at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts were actors Tom Hanks, Lily Tomlin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short and Claire Danes and musicians Paul Simon and Randy Newman.
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