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Last Updated: Thursday, 3 February, 2005, 13:07 GMT
Zeta takes coveted pudding prize
Catherine Zeta Jones
Zeta Jones won a best supporting actress Oscar for Chicago
Catherine Zeta Jones has landed the honour of leading a student parade dressed in drag after being named the Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year.

She is being given the award by the Hasty Pudding theatre troupe based at Harvard University in Massachusetts.

Tim Robbins takes the Man of the Year crown and will appear at the opening of one of their productions.

Previous recipients of the award include Martin Scorsese, Sandra Bullock and Robert Downey Jr.

The Hasty Pudding Theatricals is the oldest undergraduate troupe in the US.

The award, which rewards "lasting and impressive contribution to the world of entertainment", has been running since 1951 when Gertrude Lawrence was the winner.

The Man of the Year title began in 1967 when Bob Hope was honoured alongside Lauren Bacall.

Zeta Jones will lead the parade through Harvard Square in fancy dress on 10 February, followed by a presentation and a question and answer session with the actress.

Oscar-winner Robbins will be presented with his prize on 17 February at the opening night performance of Terms of Frontierment.

The 46-year-old won a best supporting actor Academy Award in 2004 for Mystic River. He also starred in The Shawshank Redemption and, more recently, Michael Winterbottom's Code 46.

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