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Jane Fonda to receive lifetime award at Golden Globes 2021

Jane Fonda to receive lifetime award at Golden Globes 2021

FILE PHOTO: Jane Fonda says goodnight after presenting the Best Picture award at the 92nd Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S., February 9, 2020.

File photo by Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

The 83-year-old actress and activist will be given the prestigious Cecil B. deMille award at the February 28 ceremony

American actor and activist Jane Fonda will get a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes ceremony next month, marking a career in film, television, and at the forefront of social issues over some 60 years.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), which organizes the Golden Globes, said on Tuesday, January 26 that Fonda would receive its Cecil B. deMille award at the February 28 ceremony.

“Her undeniable talent has gained her the highest level of recognition, and while her professional life has taken many turns, her unwavering commitment to evoking change has remained,” HFPA president Ali Sar said in a statement.

Fonda, 83, made her professional debut in 1960 on Broadway and on screen and went on to become one of the biggest movie stars of the 1960s and 1970s with films like Barbarella and Klute and later On Golden Pond and 9 to 5. Her most recent appearances have been in the Netflix comedy series Grace and Frankie.

She also developed a voice as a political activist, campaigning against the Vietnam War in the 1970s, against the Iraq War in 2003, and in the past year holding weekly protests highlighting the dangers of global warming.

Fonda, the daughter of late actor Henry Fonda and sister of late actor Peter Fonda, has won two Oscars and 7 Golden Globes.

Previous recipients of the Cecil B. deMille awards include Oprah Winfrey, Meryl Streep, Sophia Loren, Tom Hanks and Robert De Niro. –

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