On June 7, at Sony Pictures Studios from Culver City, will be held AFI Tribute Gala, a festive event in which Shirley MacLaine will receive the trophy from the hands of Meryl Streep’s AFI Life Achievement Award, which rewards a career stretched over 57 years.
Shirley MacLaine, the older sister of Warren Beatty, acquired the Oscar statuette in 1984 for the role of Aurora Greenway romantic drama “Terms of Endearment”, but had been nominated five times by the American Film Academy benefits of “The Turning Point”, “Irma la Douce”, “The Apartment” and “Some Came Running” and to produce the documentary “The Other Half of the Sky: A China Memoir”.
Actress, director, the producer, writer and singer 78 years old has the record two BAFTA awards, two Silver Bear awards at the Berlin Film Festival, an Emmy trophy, five Golden Globe awards and two Volpi Cup trophies the Venice Film Festival in 1960 received a star on the famous Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame.
Shirley MacLaine and Meryl Streep was colleagues of distribution in dramedia “Postcards from the Edge” from 1990, the first played the mother of the two. Life Achievement Award is the highest honor that attaches to the American Film Institute, Meryl Streep won her turn in 2004. According to The Wrap, funds raised during the gala will be used to support educational programs of the AFI and to maintain valuable North American movies.
Bob Gazza, President American Film Institute, had only words of praise to Shirley MacLaine, the 40 person receiving the distinction Life Achievement Award: “The world loves Shirley MacLaine. The challenge facing AFI is how to include everything in one night because her life goes from movies to television to Broadway, to books and beyond.”