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Learning from the Legends: AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients Part 2

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Continuing a series of shows celebrating 40 years of Lifetime Achievement Award ceremonies presented by the American Film Institute, hear the actual audio of the acceptance speeches by these recipients. AFI Lifetime Award recipients have often used their acceptance speeches to offer some very keen insight on the film industry they helped form and its future, so what better way than to learn from the legends. Tonight, in Part 2, we hear from the next group of AFI Lifetime Achievement Award recipients, the ones that received the honors between 1984 and 1993, and learn from the likes of Gene Kelly, Billy Wilder, Barbara Stanwyck, Jack Lemmon, Gregory Peck, Kirk Douglas, David Lean, and Sidney Poitier. Also, you will hear Elizabeth Taylor's acceptance speech when she was given the honor in 1993. Still hard to believe we've lost such a legend.