Neil Patrick Harris earns Hasty Pudding award

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Emmy Award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris has been named man of the year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals.

Harris, who made his name in television as child doctor "Doogie Howser M.D." and is most recently known for his role as the womanizing Barney in "How I Met Your Mother" will be given his pudding pot following a parade through Harvard Square and roast on Feb. 7.

Hasty Pudding Theatricals is the nation's oldest undergraduate drama troupe, dating to the late 18th century. Its awards are presented annually to performers who have made a lasting and impressive contribution to entertainment.

Helen Mirren was named woman of the year last week.

Harris has also made his name on stage and in film, including in the Harold and Kumar and Smurfs movies.