L.A. Film Critics Association: Shirley MacLaine to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

The legendary 82-year-old actress will be presented with the honor at the organization's 42nd annual awards ceremony on Jan. 14.
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Shirley MacLaine

Shirley MacLaine, the legendary film actress whose career spans the late 1950s through the present day, has been chosen by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association as its next career achievement award recipient.

This prize, as well as a host of others to be determined by the membership on Dec. 4, will be presented at the 42nd LAFCA Awards ceremony on Jan. 14 at the InterContinental Hotel in Century City.

The 82-year-old is best known for her performances in 1958's Some Came Running, 1960's The Apartment, 1961's The Children's Hour, 1963's Irma La Douce, 1977's The Turning Point, 1979's Being There, 1983's Terms of Endearment (for which she was awarded the best actress Oscar), 1989's Steel Magnolias and 1990's Postcards From the Edge.

"We are very excited to be giving the award to someone who has had such an illustrious, versatile acting career, and who has contributed so much to our collective enjoyment of movies," LAFCA president Claudia Puig said Monday in a statement.

MacLaine, who will next be seen on the big screen in the spring release The Last Word, said, "I'm thrilled with the honor by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, the recognition and the encouragement."

To salute MacLaine, LAFCA will be sponsoring a shelf of her films at Vidiots, a Santa Monica movie rental store that specializes in rare and hard-to-find titles.

Last year's LAFCA career achievement award recipient was film editor Anne V. Coates, who will be presented with an honorary Oscar this year.