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Whoopi Goldberg Wins Prize For Her Humor

Comedian Whoopi Goldberg has won the fourth annual Mark Twain Prize for humor. Goldberg will receive the prize Oct. 15 at a gala at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Proceeds will be used for the education of young humorists.

The prize was awarded for the first time to Richard Pryor, in 1998, and in succeeding years to Jonathan Winters and Carl Reiner.