That wild and crazy guy, Steve Martin, will be the guest of honor at a March 3 gala salute held New York City's American Museum of the Moving Image at the Waldorf-Astoria.
Mike Nichols, Kevin Kline, Christine Baranski and Sarah Jessica Parker will be on hand to show film clips and reminiscence about working with the comic. "Saturday Night Live's" Lorne Michaels will serve as the evening's Chairman.
From a cavalcade of crazy characters on "Saturday Night Live" to a film career that spans from "Pennies From Heaven" (with Bernadette Peters) and "The Jerk" to his most recent film, "Bowfinger," Martin is known not only for his slapstick and way with a line, but also his intelligent writing and directing. Picasso at the Lapin Agile, was a hit Off-Broadway and has been produced all over the country. He also penned the one-act WASP in 1994 and appeared opposite Robin Williams in an Off Broadway Waiting for Godot.
Past AMMI honorees have included James Stewart, Nichols, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman.
Tickets for the gala range from $25,000 to $750 and are available by calling (212) 245-6570. -- By Christine Ehren