Sat, 09 Jun 2012 08:25:22 GMT | By Francis Whittaker
Stars turn out to honour Shirley MacLaine

Screen icon honoured by American Film Institute

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During nearly 60 years in showbiz, Shirley MacLaine has put in some unforgettable performances on the big screen. Since her film debut in Alfred Hitchcock's 1955 film The Trouble With Harry, she has mustered five Academy Award nominations and one Best Actress win for her role in 1983's Terms of Endearment.

Now a vivacious 78, Shirley joined co-stars, friends, family and celebrity admirers of all ages at a glitzy gala held in her honour by the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. Click through our gallery to find out more!