Shirley MacLaine to Receive AFI’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Oscar-winning “Terms of Endearment” star becomes the American Film Institute’s 40th recipient of the honor

Shirley MacLaine will be the 40th performer to receive the American Film Institute's highest honor when she collects the group's Life Achievement Award at a gala celebration in Los Angeles June 7.

MacLaine, 77, is a six-time Oscar nominee who won an award in 1984 for "Terms of Endearment."

Her brother, Warren Beatty, also received the AFI honor in 2008.

"Shirley MacLaine is a powerhouse of personality that has illuminated screens large and small across six decades," said Sir Howard Stringer, chairman of the American Film Institute’s Board of Trustees. "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. There is only one Shirley MacLaine, and it is AFI’s honor to present her with its 40th Life Achievement Award."