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Billy Crystal Takes 'Audiobook of the Year' Prize for Best-Seller

Billy Crystal Takes 'Audiobook of the Year' Prize for Best-Seller

The New York Times reports that 700 Sundays star Billy Crystal took the top audiobook prize last night at a gala dinner and awards ceremony held in New York City.

Crystal's recording of his best-selling book on turning 65, "Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys?" took home the prize for audiobook of the year along with prizes for two other categories.

Crystal's "700 Sundays" won the 2005 Tony Award for Special Theatrical Event, as well as 2005 Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle awards. Following his Broadway run, Crystal played sold-out engagements of "700 Sundays" across the U.S., and then took the show to Melbourne and Sydney, Australia, where it won the 2007 Helpmann Award for Best Special Event.

700 SUNDAYS premiered on HBO this spring, making it Crystal's sixth HBO solo special, following "On Location," "A Comics Line," "Don't Get Me Started," "The Lost Minutes" and "Midnight Train to Moscow," the first American comedy special of the modern era to be shot in the then-Soviet Union. In addition, he hosted nine "Comic Relief" benefit specials with Whoopi Goldberg and Robin Williams, created and wrote the series "Sessions" and executive produced the HBO Films presentation "61*," which he also directed, receiving Emmy(R) and Directors Guild nominations.

Among his TV other credits, Crystal has hosted the Academy Awards(R) nine times and the Grammy Awards three times, was a cast member of "Saturday Night Live" and starred in the comedy series "Soap." His feature films include "City Slickers," "When Harry Met Sally," "Analyze This," "The Princess Bride," "Throw Momma from the Train," "Parental Guidance," "Mr. Saturday Night," "Running Scared," "Deconstructing Harry," "America's Sweethearts," "Monsters, Inc." and "Monsters University."

A six-time Emmy(R) winner, he received the 2007 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Crystal is also a New York Times bestselling author who has written five books, including his recent memoir "Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys?"


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