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Meryl Streep Will Present Shirley MacLaine with AFI Life Achievement Award

Meryl Streep Will Present Shirley MacLaine with AFI Life Achievement Award

AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Meryl Streep will present Shirley MacLaine with the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award in a black tie gala held at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City on June 7.  The presentation will air on TV Land on June 24 at 9:00 PM ET/PT.

Shirley MacLaine’s career has encompassed over fifty feature films, including one Academy Award, six nominations for Oscars and six for Emmys, and seven Golden Globe Awards. She debuted as a dancer in a Broadway revival of “Oklahoma” in the 1950s and made her onscreen debut in Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Trouble with Harry” in 1955. She has starred in “The Children’s Hour,” “The Apartment,” “Steel Magnolias,” and “Terms of Endearment,” for which she won her Oscar.  MacLaine’s latest and upcoming projects include indie hit “Bernie,” co-starring Jack Black and Matthew McConaughey, and appearances in the next season of “Downton Abbey” and Ben Stiller’s “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.”

Meryl Streep, who was honored with the Life Achievement Award in 2004, played MacLaine’s daughter in “Postcards from the Edge” in 1990.  MacLaine will receive the AFI’s 40th Life Achievement Award.

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