Eddie Murphy to be honored with Mark Twain prize for humor

April 9, 2015 10:05 PM

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Eddie Murphy to be honored with Mark Twain prize for humor

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Comedian Eddie Murphy, famed for his roles in films like "Beverly Hills Cop" and "Trading Places," will receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor this year, bestowed by the Kennedy Center.

Murphy is the 18th humorist to be honored with the award and follows television comedians Jay Leno in 2014 and Carol Burnett in 2013, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts said on its website on Thursday.

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