Julie Andrews to receive American Film Institute honor

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Actress Julie Andrews is shown in this Sept. 29, 2015 file photo. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Actress Julie Andrews is shown in this Sept. 29, 2015 file photo. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Los Angeles (AP) – The American Film Institute is honoring Julie Andrews with its Life Achievement Award.

The organization said that Andrews will receive the award at the Gala Tribute on April 25 next year in Los Angeles.

Andrews’ acting career has spanned several decades, winning an Academy Award in 1965 for her starring role in “Mary Poppins.” She also starred in “The Sound of Music” and “The Princess Diaries.”

Andrews received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011. She also won two Grammys through “Mary Poppins” and “Julie Andrews’ Collection of Poems, Songs and Lullabies.”

The 83-year-old actress will be the 48th recipient of the prestigious honor from the AFI, joining Mel Brooks, Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep and George Clooney. This year’s honoree was Denzel Washington.