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  • 1972

  • Pulitzer Prize Winners

    Fiction Wallace Stegner... "Angel of Repose"
    History Carl N. Degler... "Neither Black Nor White"
    International Reporting Peter R. Kann... "Wall Street Journal"
    National Reporting Jack Anderson... "United Feature Syndicate"
    Public Service "New York Times"

    Nobel Prize for Chemistry

    The prize was divided, one half being awarded to: ANFINSEN, CHRISTIAN B., U.S.A., National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, b. 1916, d. 1995: "for his work on ribonuclease, especially concerning the connection between the amino acid sequence and the biologically active conformation"; and the other half jointly to: MOORE, STANFORD, U.S.A., Rockefeller University, New York, NY, b. 1913, d. 1982; and STEIN, WILLIAM H., U.S.A., Rockefeller University, New York, NY, b. 1911, d. 1980: "for their contribution to the understanding of the connection between chemical structure and catalytic activity of the active centre of the ribonuclease molecule"

    Nobel Prize for Literature

    The prize was divided equally between: JOHNSON, EYVIND, Sweden, b. 1900, d. 1976: "for a narrative art, far-seeing in lands and ages, in the service of freedom"; and MARTINSON, HARRY, Sweden, b. 1904, d. 1978: "for writings that catch the dewdrop and reflect the cosmos"

    Nobel Prize for Peace

    The prize money for 1972 was allocated to the Main Fund.

    Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine

    The prize was awarded jointly to: EDELMAN, GERALD M., U.S.A., Rockefeller University, New York, NY, b. 1929; and PORTER, RODNEY R., Great Britain, University of Oxford, b. 1917, d. 1985: "for their discoveries concerning the chemical structure of antibodies"

    Nobel Prize for Physics

    The prize was awarded jointly to: BARDEEN, JOHN, U.S.A., University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, b. 1908, d. 1991; COOPER, LEON N., U.S.A., Brown University, Providence, RI, b. 1930; and SCHRIEFFER, J. ROBERT, U.S.A., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, b. 1931: "for their jointly developed theory of superconductivity, usually called the BCS' " theory"

    Grammy Awards

    Record of the Year "The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face" ... Roberta Flack
    Song of the Year "The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face" ... Roberta Flack
    Album of the Year "The Concert of Bangladesh" ... George Harrison and Friends
    Male Vocalist Nilsson ... "Without You"
    Female Vocalist Helen Reddy ... "I Am Woman"

    Academy Awards

    Best Picture "The Godfather"
    Best Director Bob Fosse ... "Cabaret"
    Best Actor Marlon Brando ... "The Godfather"
    Best Actress Liza Minnelli ... "Cabaret"

    Emmy Awards

    Single Program "A War of Children" (CBS)
    Drama Series "The Waltons" (CBS)
    Comedy Series "All in the Family" (CBS)
    Limited Series "Tom Brown's Schooldays" (PBS)








    Tony Awards

    Best Play "Sticks and Bones" ... David Rabe
    Best Musical "Two Gentlemen of Verona"
    Best Actor
    (in a play)
    Cliff Gorman ... "Lenny"
    Best Actress
    (in a play)
    Sada Thompson ... "Twigs"
    Best Actor
    (in a musical)
    Phil Silvers ... "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"
    Best Actress
    (in a musical)
    Alexis Smith ... "Follies"