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  • Chris Beachum
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    By THE DEADLINE TEAM

    Shirley MacLaine
    has been named the 40th recipient of the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award. The 77-year-old MacLaine will receive the tribute during a gala ceremony next June 7 that will be broadcast later that month on TV Land.

    In announcing the selection, AFI board of trustees chair Howard Stringer said, “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.”

    The 1984 Oscar winner as Best Actress for Terms of Endearment is being honored by AFI four years after her younger brother Warren Beatty was in 2008.

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    Scottferguson
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    Since she is not active in the industry the way most winners are supposed to be (which ensures that people with money – studios, networks, agencies – buy tickets, since this is mainly a fundraiser for AFI), she likely had tremendous support from a lot of big creative people who campaigned for her (and implied they and there friends would attend the dinner).

    She deserves it, among living actors (sad that mainly they are considered though) she is near the top of the list as deserving it.

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    Mary11
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    Well deserved. Lets hope this leads to more movie roles for her.

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    allabout oscars
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    A true Hollywood legend and a fine actress..bravo to the AFI for this great choice…some of Shirley’s great films include
    TERMS OF ENDEARMENT
    THE APARTMENT
    AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
    THE TURNING POINT
    SOME CAME RUNNING
    POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE
    IRMA LA DOUCE
    MADAME SOUSATZKA
    A CHILDREN’S HOUR
    SWEET CHARITY

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    Vincent Yeoh (aka Vinny)
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    Shirley MacLaine is deserving indeed. She’s a feisty trouper in the mold of Bette Davis (whom i am a huge fan of), but with far less bitterness. She could easily have been an EGOT winner too, with her versatility. I’d love to see this tribute show, there’d be so many highlights.

     

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    Jake
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    I would say that it’s about time! Hope to see Debra Winger and at least one of “Steel Magnolias” to be part of the show.

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    allabout oscars
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    I would hope for the likes of

    BARBRA STREISAND…. a great friend since 1960
    MERYL STREEP- postcards co-star
    JACK NICHOLSON
    DEBRA WINGER……terms co-stars
    SALLY FILED
    JULIA ROBERTS…STEEL MAGNOLIAS CO-STARS
    WARREN BEATTY… the brother..LOL
    ANNETTE BENING…. the sister in law

    its sad that her best costars are no longer with us
    SINATRA, JACK LEMMON, DEAN MARTIN, ANNE BANCROFT, AUDREY HEPBURN
    and so many of her best directors
    BILLY WILDER, BOB FOSSE, HERB ROSS

     I am hoping that MIKE NICHOLS AND JAMES L. BROOKS show up..
    It should be a great tribute!!!

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    iskolar
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    I’m happy that it’s a woman who’s getting a recognition. Well deserved, Miss Maclaine.

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