"Jane Fonda is American film royalty," said Sir Howard Stringer, chair of the AFI's Board of Trustees, in a 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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