Comedy festival award for Goldie Hawn

Goldie Hawn and “Cheers” creator James Burrows will be honoured at the 12th annual US Comedy Arts Festival this spring.

Goldie Hawn and “Cheers” creator James Burrows will be honoured at the 12th annual US Comedy Arts Festival this spring.

Hawn, 60, will receive the AFI Star Award for her film and TV work, which includes the ’60s comedy show “Laugh-In” and the big screen’s “Private Benjamin” and “The First Wives Club.”

Past recipients include Billy Crystal, Steve Martin, Jerry Seinfeld and Whoopi Goldberg.

“I’m thrilled to have my AFI star in the same constellation as the previous recipients of this award,” Hawn said in a statement.

In 1969, the bubbly actress won the best supporting actress Oscar starring opposite Walter Matthau in the screwball comedy “Cactus Flower.”

Long-time TV producer-director Burrows will be honoured with a career tribute. An executive producer of “Will and Grace,” he has helped launch numerous sitcoms including ”Taxi,” “Friends,” “Frasier,” and ”NewsRadio.”

Burrows, 65, has won 10 Emmy Awards and four Directors Guild of America awards.

The US Comedy Arts Festival will be held on March 8-12 in Aspen, Colorado.

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