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Prince Edward Honored As Producer

September 1, 2000

BOSTON (AP) _ Britain’s Prince Edward will be honored for his work as a TV producer.

The youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II is to receive the Bette Davis Special Achievement Award at Boston University on Sept 18.

Edward, 36, founded Ardent Productions Ltd. in 1993 and is executive producer for most of the company’s programming.

Under his leadership, Ardent has produced a TV series about his great-uncle Edward VIII, who gave up the throne to marry American Wallis Simpson, and a dramatic series, ``Annie’s Bar,″ about lawmakers in the House of Commons.

Current projects include ``Varian’s War,″ for Showtime, starring William Hurt and Julia Ormond, and ``When Cameras Cross the Line,″ for the Fox TV network.

Actress Meryl Streep was the first recipient of the award in 1998.

The award was created by Bette Davis’ son, Michael Merrill, to honor excellence in the entertainment industry.

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