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Stars line up for AFI's Freeman tribute

June 7, 2011 at 1:37 PM   |   Comments

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LOS ANGELES, June 7 (UPI) -- Clint Eastwood, Helen Mirren, Sidney Poitier and Rita Moreno are to pay tribute to U.S. actor Morgan Freeman at the 39th AFI Life Achievement Award ceremony.

Also slated to speak at Thursday's event at Sony Pictures Studios in Los Angeles are Mike Nichols, Matthew Broderick.

"TV Land Presents: The AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Morgan Freeman" is to premiere on TV Land June 19.

Freeman's film credits include "The Shawshank Redemption," "Glory," "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves," "Unforgiven," "Million Dollar Baby," "Batman Begins," "Invictus" and "Reds." The 74-year-old actor also appeared on TV's "The Electric Company" and "Another World" early in his career.

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