Jane Fonda to get lifetime achievement award at Golden Globes
American actor and activist Jane Fonda will receive a lifelong award next month at the Golden Globes ceremony, which has been a career in film, television and at the forefront of social issues for about 60 years.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), which organizes the Golden Globes, said Tuesday that Fonda will receive his Cecil B. DeMille award during the 28th ceremony.
“Her unmistakable talent has earned her the highest level of recognition, and although her professional life has taken many turns, her unwavering commitment to change has remained,” HFPA President Ali Sar said in a statement.
Fonda (83) made her professional debut on Broadway and on screen in 1960 and became one of the biggest movie stars of the 1960s and 1970s with films such as Barbarella and Klute and later On Golden Pond and 9 to 5. Her most recent appearances was 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 war in Iraq in 2003 and in recent years holding weekly protests against 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 seven Golden Globes.
Previous recipients of the Cecil B. DeMille Awards include Oprah Winfrey, Meryl Streep, Sophia Loren, Tom Hanks and Robert De Niro.