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AFI Life Achievement Award winners

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    ) John Ford (February 1, 1894 – August 31, 1973) was an American film director. He was famous for both his westerns such as Stagecoach, The Searchers, and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, and adapta...
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    Wikipedia: George Walton Lucas, Jr. (born May 14, 1944 ) is an American film producer, screenwriter, director and founder/chairman of Lucasfilm Ltd. He is best known for being the creator of the scie...
  • Bette Davis (1908 - 1989)
    Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis (April 5, 1908 – October 6, 1989) was an American actress of film, television and theatre. Noted for her willingness to play unsympathetic characters, she was highly regard...
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AFI Life Achievement Award

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AFI_Life_Achievement_Award

The AFI Life Achievement Award was established by the Board of Directors of the American Film Institute on February 26, 1973 to honor a single individual for his or her lifetime contribution to enriching American culture through motion pictures and television. The Recipient is selected and honored at the Oscars ceremony annually, with the award being presented by a guest presenter, who usually gives a brief synopsis of the awarded individual and career background including highlights and achievements.

The Trustees initially specified that the recipient must be one who fundamentally advanced the art of film and whose achievements had been acknowledged by the general public as well as by film scholars and critics and the individual's peers. The Trustees also specified that the work of the recipient must have withstood the test of time.

List of recipients

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AFI_Life_Achievement_Award#List_of_recipients

Missing profiles (as of 24 June 2016)

Sidney Poitier #20 (1992) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidney_Poitier