Mark Twain humor award winners

Published On: Oct 21 2013 09:11:16 AM PDT   Updated On: Oct 19 2015 07:53:00 AM PDT

On Sunday night, Eddie Murphy became the latest recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, an award given by The Kennedy Center to Americans whose impact on society is reminiscent of essayist and satirist Mark Twain. Take a look at all the previous winners.

Whoopi Goldberg
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2001: Whoopi Goldberg, comedian, actress and activist known for her roles in films including "Ghost" and "The Color Purple"


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