The actress is scheduled to attend a gala tribute on June 5 2014 in Los Angeles to receive the 42nd AFI Life Achievement Award.
“Jane Fonda is American film royalty,” said Howard Stringer, chair of the AFI’s board of trustees. “A bright light first introduced to the world as the daughter of Henry Fonda, the world watched as she found her own voice and forged her own path as an actor and a cultural icon.
“Today she stands tall among the giants of American film, and it is AFI’s honour to present Jane Fonda with its 42nd Life Achievement Award.”
Fonda earned two lead actress Oscar wins for Klute in 1972 and Coming Home in 1979 and was nominated on five other occasions.
Her career highlights include Cat Balou, 9 To 5, They Shot Horses, Don’t They?, Julia, The China Syndrome and Barbarella.
More recently she has appeared in HBO’s The Newsroom and played Nancy Reagan in Lee Daniels’ The Butler.