Mel Brooks to receive AFI life achievement honour
LOS ANGELES (AP) - It'll be springtime for Mel Brooks when the American Film Institute (AFI) presents him with its highest honour, the Life Achievement Award.
The writer and director of comedy classics including The Producers, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein and History of the World: Part I will receive the award at a gala tribute next June, AFI announced on Friday.
The 86-year-old Brooks is the 41st recipient of the honour, which has gone to Hollywood legends including Orson Welles, Bette Davis, Elizabeth Taylor, Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep and Morgan Freeman.
He's one of only 14 people to have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award.