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Names and faces

Posted: June 7, 2014 at 4:19 a.m.

The American Film Institute's celebration of Jane Fonda was like a who's who of Hollywood women. Meryl Streep, Sally Field, Sandra Bullock, Lily Tomlin and Cameron Diaz were among the actresses saluting the 76-year-old Oscar winner, who accepted institute's 42nd Life Achievement Award on Thursday at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre. Guests at the private ceremony -- which is set to air as a special on TNT on June 14 -- included Chelsea Handler, Melanie Griffith, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Gay Harden, Rosario Dawson, activist Eve Ensler and Disney TV President Anne Sweeney. Tomlin described Fonda as "an evolutionary agent for our species." "She is a role model for the American modern woman," Tomlin said, immediately correcting herself to broaden the scope to all women.

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