Jane Fonda feted by Streep, Tomlin at AFI gala
LOS ANGELES – The American Film Institute’s celebration of Jane Fonda was like a who’s who of Hollywood women.
Meryl Streep, Sally Field, Sandra Bullock, Lily Tomlin and Cameron Diaz were among the actresses saluting the 76-year-old Oscar winner, who accepted AFI’s 42nd Life Achievement Award Thursday in Hollywood.
Jeff Daniels sang a song with the refrain “abs, butt and thighs,” and Wanda Sykes, in a Barbarella costume, was carried on stage by a man dressed as a winged angel.
The private ceremony at the Dolby Theatre will air as a special on June 14.
Michael Douglas, Eva Longoria and Peter Fonda also spoke at the ceremony, where his sister and honoree urged guests to remain curious, saying, “It’s much more important to be interested than interesting.”
© The Canadian Press, 2014