Year: 1972 (45th) Academy Awards
Category: Honorary Award
Winner: To Charles S. Boren, Leader for 38 years of the industry's enlightened labor relations and architect of its policy of non-discrimination. With the respect and affection of all who work in films.
Presenter: Richard Walsh
Date & Venue: March 27, 1973; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
CHARLES S. BOREN:
Thank you. I am profoundly grateful to the Board of Governors of the Academy. This cherished award is a distinction which will forever remain indelibly in my memory. I accept it with a deep humility. To have worked for and with the people of our industry has been a rare privilege. It has been an enjoyable and rewarding experience. To all my colleagues – many, many colleagues – who have made this possible, my eternal thanks.
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[Note: All winners are present except where noted; NOT all winners may have spoken.]