Sunday, October 9, 2011

MacLaine set as AFI Existence Achievement honoree

MacLaineShirley MacLaine remains set since the American Film Institute's 40th Existence Achievement honoree.The AFI will fete MacLaine's extended and multi-faceted career on-screen at its annual gala on June 7. The ceremony will probably be broadcast later in June on tv Land."From ingnue to screen legend, Shirley has entertained an international audience through song, dance, laughter and tears, and her career as author, director and producer is much more evidence of her desire for the talent and her apparently never-ending talents," mentioned Howard Stringer, The brand new the new sony Corp. chief and chair of AFI's board of trustees, in announcing MacLaine's selection.After beginning out just like a hoofer on Broadway, MacLaine made her film debut in 1955's "The Issue with Harry." Ever since then, screen resume has incorporated such standout photos as "The Apartment," "Irma La Douce," "Ocean's Eleven," "Being There," "The LevelInch and "Steel Magnolias." She's acquired six Oscar noms so far then one win, for 1983's "Regards to Endearment."MacLaine will probably be on-screen next inside the indie "Bernie," opposite Jack Black and Matthew McConaughey. She's also touring along with her one-lady demonstrate that blends work retrospective with ruminations on spirituality together with other metaphysical matters she's spoken about in their numerous books. Her latest memoir, "I'm Total That -- Together With Other Confessions," was released in April. Contact Cynthia Littleton at

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