Petrakis, Coppock set to be honored

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Noted author Harry Mark Petrakis, considered the quintessential chronicler of the Greek-Ameircan experience, will be presented the annual FilmHellenes Honorary Award from the FilmHellenes organization. The 90-year-old writer will be honored Sunday at a special ceremony scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. at the National Hellenic Museum on Halsted Street.

The Sunday event will also feature a screening of “A Dream of Kings,” the 1969 film directed by Daniel Mann, based on Petrakis’ novel, set in Chicago and partially filmed here, starring Anthony Quinn and Irene Papas.

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†Veteran Chicago radio and TV sportscaster Chet Coppock, who has been on the sports scene here for more than three decades, will receive the Jack Brickhouse Lifetime Achievement Award from the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame, during the group’s 17th annual awards dinner on Wednesday.

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