Jessica Lange will be feted by the Film Society of Lincoln Center at the org’s 34th annual gala tribute April 17. Society has tapped a major film figure every year since 1972, when Charlie Chaplin was saluted.
Last year, honor went to Dustin Hoffman.
Black-tie affair includes a program of career highlight clips, as well as a lineup of contemporaries paying homage.
Gala director Wendy Keys said Lange is being honored because “she has an uncanny ability to delve into the female psyche with a subtlety that few actors can match.”
“I think she gets a high approval rating from both men and women because she is so true to herself,” Keys added.
Lange has been nominated for six Oscars and won twice, for supporting actress in 1983 for “Tootsie” and for actress in 1995 for “Blue Sky.”
Lange is onscreen in Wim Wenders’ “Don’t Come Knocking,” with husband Sam Shepard. Upcoming feature projects include “Bonneville,” with Joan Allen and Kathy Bates, and a bigscreen adaptation of docu “Grey Gardens” with Drew Barrymore.
Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Tony Impavido is producing the gala.