Grammy Award For Best Spoken Word Album - 1980s


  • Grammy Awards of 1989
    • Jesse Jackson for Speech by Rev. Jesse Jackson
    • John Gielgud for A Christmas Carol
    • Jonathan Winters for Winters' Tale
    • various artists, Garrison Keillor for A Prairie Home Companion: The 2nd Annual Farewell Performance
    • John Cleese for The Screwtape Letters
  • Grammy Awards of 1988
    • Garrison Keillor for Lake Wobegon Days
    • Katharine Hepburn for Lincoln Portrait - track from Aaron Copland: Lincoln Portrait and Other Works
    • Lauren Bacall for Lauren Bacall by Myself
    • Leonard Nimoy for Whales Alive
    • Leonard Nimoy, George Takei for Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
  • Grammy Awards of 1987
    • Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chips Moman, Ricky Nelson, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins & Sam Phillips for Interviews From the Class of '55 Recording Sessions
    • Bill Cosby for Hardheaded Boys
    • F. Murray Abraham for Interview with the Vampire
    • John Gielgud for Gulliver
    • Ray Bradbury for The Stories of Ray Bradbury
  • Grammy Awards of 1986
    • Mike Berniker (producer) & the original Broadway cast for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
    • Alan Arkin for Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
    • Dick Cavett for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
    • John Le Carre for The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carre
    • Philip Roth for Zuckerman Bound by Philip Roth
  • Grammy Awards of 1985
    • Ben Kingsley for The Words of Gandhi
    • Jeremy Irons, Glenn Close for The Real Thing (Broadway Cast)
    • John Lennon, Yoko Ono for Heart Play (Unfinished Dialogue)
    • Rev. Jesse Jackson for Our Time Has Come
  • Grammy Awards of 1984
    • William Warfield for Copland: A Lincoln Portrait
    • Jane Fonda, Femmy De Lyser for Jane Fonda's Workout Record for Pregnancy, Birth and Recovery
    • John Gielgud, Irene Worth for Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
    • Steve Allen, Jayne Meadows for Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Home Computers
  • Grammy Awards of 1983
    • Tom Voegeli (producer) for Raiders of the Lost Ark - The Movie on Record performed by various artists
  • Grammy Awards of 1982
    • Orson Welles for Donovan's Brain
    • Paul McCartney; Vic Garbarini (interviewer) for The McCartney Interview
    • E.G. Marshall for Justice Holmes' Decisions
    • Ed McMahon for 'Twas the Night Before Christmas
    • James Mason for Vladimir Nabokov: Lolita
  • Grammy Awards of 1981
    • Pat Carroll for Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein
    • Mahalia Jackson for I Sing Because I'm Happy, Vols. 1 and 2
    • original cast with narration - Adventures of Luke Skywalker: The Empire Strikes Back
    • Orson Welles for Obediently Yours/Orson Welles
    • Peter Ustinov for A Curb in the Sky (James Thurber)
  • Grammy Awards of 1980
    • John Gielgud for Ages of Man - Readings From Shakespeare
    • Henry Fonda for The Ox-Bow Incident
    • Jim Morrison for An American Player
    • Ken Nordine for Stare with Your Ears
    • Original motion picture soundtrack for Apocalypse Now
    • Orson Welles, Helen Hayes for Orson Welles/Helen Hayes at Their Best

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