At this year’s AFI Gala Tribute, Shirley MacLaine will be honored with the AFI Life Achievement Award. Meryl Streep will be on hand to present the honor just eight years after she herself received it.
“The world loves Shirley MacLaine,” said Bob Gazzale, the president and CEO of AFI. “AFI’s challenge will be how to fit it all into one evening because hers is a life that spans from movies to television to Broadway, books and beyond. Perhaps more than any other recipient, with Shirley I would underline the word ‘life’ in Life Achievement Award. Hers is a story more than just movies. It’s an epic journey, and she has invited all of us to come along for the ride.”
The AFI Gala Tribute takes place on June 7 at Sony Pictures Studios.