From The Trouble With Harry and Irma La Douce through The Turning Point, Terms of Endearment and PBS’ Downton Abbey, the career of Shirley MacLaine has just won the actress AARP’s annual Movies For Grownups Career Achievement Award.
AARP The Magazine made the MacLaine announcement today. The Oscar-winning actress (for 1984’s Terms of Endearment) will receive the award at the organization’s 18th annual Movies For Grownups Awards ceremony on Feb. 4, 2019, in Beverly Hills.
“The award means a lot to me personally because AARP was there when I began,” said MacLaine. “Many thanks to AARP for bestowing this award.”
The Movies for Grownups multimedia franchise was established in 2002 to celebrate and encourage filmmaking with unique appeal “to movie lovers with a grownup state of mind,” and to recognize the artists who make films appealing to older movie-goers.
“We are delighted to give this award to Shirley MacLaine, a remarkable performer and a true original, who has charmed and entertained us decade after decade,” said Myrna Blyth, Senior Vice President and Editorial Director for AARP Media.
Past recipients of the award include Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas, Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Sharon Stone, Robert Redford and Robert De Niro.
The Movies for Grownups Awards will be broadcast for the second consecutive year on PBS. Co-produced by the Great Performances series, the awards premiere Friday, February 15 at 9 p.m. on PBS, (check local listings), and will stream the following day on pbs.org/gperf and PBS apps.