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LeVar Burton

LeVar Burton

American actor, director, and television host
Levardis Robert Martyn Burton Jr. is an American actor, director, and television host. He played Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Kunta Kinte in the ABC miniseries Roots, and was the host of the PBS Kids educational television series Reading Rainbow for 23 years.Wikipedia
BornFebruary 16, 1957
HometownMunicipal Association of Landstuhl, Germany
Net worth$6 million
Height5'7" (1.70m)
SpouseStephanie Cozart
ChildrenMica Burton
ParentsLevardis Robert Martyn Burton, Erma Jean Burton
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LeVar Burton to host National Book Awards

NPR reports that LeVar Burton will replace Drew Barrymore as the host of the 2023 National Book Awards. "It's an honor to return as host of the biggest night for books, especially in a moment when the freedom to read is at risk." LeVar Burton, via NPR. The actor and podcaster, who has long been an advocate for reading, hosted the ceremony in 2019 as well. Originally, Drew Barrymore was scheduled to host the 2023 show, but the offer was rescinded after she said she would bring back her talk show amid ongoing strikes.
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