Marian Anderson

Richard Gere and his father, Homer Gere, as Richard Gere was honored with the 2007 Marian Anderson Award in in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The Marian Anderson Award was created in 1998 to recognize "individuals who have used their talents for personal artistic expression coupled with a commitment to the betterment of society." Previous winners included Harry Belafonte, Gregory Peck, and Oprah Winfrey.

Credit: Hugh Dillon/WENN

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