- Associated Press - Friday, October 3, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - Steve Martin is being saluted with this year’s Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute.

The AFI announced Friday that Martin would be getting its highest honor for a career in film.

The award will be given at a tribute in Los Angeles next June. The gala ceremony will be aired for a third year on the TNT network and by its sister channel, Turner Classic Movies.

The 69-year-old Martin followed initial stardom as a standup and TV performer with his debut feature film, “The Jerk,” in 1979.

His many other films include “Pennies from Heaven,” ”Three Amigos!,” ”Little Shop of Horrors,” ”All of Me,” ”Roxanne” and “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.”

Previous award recipients include Al Pacino, Warren Beatty, Mel Brooks and Jane Fonda.

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