Year: 1986 (59th) Academy Awards
Category: Honorary Award
Winner: To Ralph Bellamy for his unique artistry and his distinguished service to the profession of acting.
Presenter: Karl Malden
Date & Venue: March 30, 1987; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Thank you, Karl. And thank you. This is my sixty-fifth year as an actor and tonight is the highlight of those sixty-five years. I consider this to be the greatest honor that could be given to an actor, consideration by one's peers in every area of the business. And I deeply appreciate it. I've worked with a great many of you over the years and I expect to be around for quite a while longer. I'll look forward to working with those of you with whom I haven't worked. I would like to be able to say, love to be able to say that I've worked with everybody in the business. Thank you for this wonderful tribute.
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[Note: All winners are present except where noted; NOT all winners may have spoken.]