Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis
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“Scream Queen” Jamie Lee Curtis might be this yr’s recipient of AARP The Magazine’s Movies for Grownups Awards profession achievement honor.

Curtis will receive the glory on the AARP’s annual Best Movies and TV for Grownups ceremony, the group introduced Thursday. Alan Cumming returns to host the ceremony, which might be telecast on “Great Performances” on PBS on Feb. 17 at 9 p.m. Eastern.

“Jamie Lee Curtis’ longstanding, ever-increasing profession shatters Hollywood’s outmoded stereotypes about ageing, and it exemplifies what AARP’s Movies for Grownups program is all about,” AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins mentioned in a press release.

Since moving into the function of Laurie Strode in “Halloween” in 1978, the 64-year-old horror queen starred in her final installment of the slasher sequence “Halloween Ends,” and the blockbuster indie movie, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” this yr.

“We are delighted to honor Curtis, who at 19 grew to become an iconic ‘scream queen’ in ‘Halloween,’ then grew up to be a grasp in comedian and dramatic roles, too,” Jenkins mentioned.

Curtis, whose different credit embrace, “True Lies,” “A Fish Called Wanda,” “Freaky Friday,” “Knives Out” and the tv sequence “Scream Queens,” is an Emmy nominee and a British Academy Film Award winner. Her movies have, over her four-decade-long profession, earned $2.5 billion on the field workplace, the assertion mentioned.

The AARP’s Movies for Grownups program champions motion pictures that resonate with viewers 50 and over, and fights ageism within the leisure business. Previous honorees embrace Lily Tomlin, George Clooney, Annette Bening, Kevin Costner, Robert De Niro and Michael Douglas.

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