Year: 1979 (52nd) Academy Awards
Category: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
Winner: Robert Benjamin (accepted by his wife, Jean Benjamin)
Presenter: Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
Date & Venue: April 14, 1980; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
MRS. ROBERT BENJAMIN:
Thank you, Doug. And on behalf of Bob's entire family, I want to thank the members of the Motion Picture Academy. My husband would have been proud and happy to have received this distinguished award from his friends and colleagues in an industry to which he devoted fifty-five years of his life. He would have been especially pleased to have his old friend Douglas Fairbanks here to make the presentation.
[Ed. note: Mr. Benjamin passed away on 10/22/1979.]
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