Film Star Jane Fonda Receives 42nd AFI Life Achievement Award Tonight

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Two-time Tony Award nominee and Oscar winner Jane Fonda receives the American Film Institute's 42nd AFI Life Achievement Award at a gala tribute June 5 in Los Angeles.

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The 42nd AFI Life Achievement Award tribute special returns for its second year on TNT when it airs in June, followed by encores on sister network Turner Classic Movies (TCM).

"Jane Fonda is American film royalty," said Sir Howard Stringer, chair of the AFI's Board of Trustees, in a previous statement. "A bright light first introduced to the world as the daughter of Henry Fonda, the world watched as she found her own voice and forged her own path as an actor and a cultural icon. Today she stands tall among the giants of American film, and it is AFI's honor to present Jane Fonda with its 42nd Life Achievement Award."

Fonda, who was Tony-nominated for her performances in 33 Variations and There Was a Little Girl, received Academy Awards for "Klute" and "Coming Home." The actress, who has also been seen on Broadway in Invitation to a March, The Fun Couple and Strange Interlude, has appeared in over 40 films.

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