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Griffith set for Munich film fest honor

June 6, 2012 at 10:31 PM   |   Comments

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MUNICH, Germany, June 6 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Melanie Griffith is to receive the CineMerit Award at the 30th Munich film festival next month, organizers said.

The 54-year-old star of "Lolita," "Celebrity," "Something Wild" and "Pacific Heights" -- who won a supporting actress Oscar for "Working Girl" -- is to pick up the lifetime achievement award at a July 3 ceremony.

"Melanie Griffith embodies Hollywood more than any other actress of her generation," festival director Diane Iljine said in a statement Tuesday. "She is an international star with a glamorous as well as eventful career."

The world premiere of her latest film, "The Grief Tourist," is to take place at the festival.

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