MacLaine To Be Honoured With AFI Prize

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October 10, 2011 | 4:05am EST

Hollywood legend Shirley Maclaine is to be honoured with the American Film Institute’s (AFI) lifetime achievement award next year.
The Oscar-winner will be presented with the revered prize in a ceremony next June, making her the 40th recipient of the trophy.

A statement from a spokesperson for the institute reads, “Shirley MacLaine is a powerhouse of personality that has illuminated screens large and small across six decades.

“From ingenue to screen legend, Shirley has entertained a global audience through song, dance, laughter and tears, and her career as writer, director and producer is even further evidence of her passion for the art form and her seemingly boundless talents.”

Morgan Freeman was the 2011 honouree, while MacLaine’s half-brother Warren Beatty was presented the lifetime achievement award in 2008.