1980 James Stewart Tribute
The 8th AFI Life Achievement Award was presented to James Stewart at a Gala Tribute on March 16, 1980, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
At the Gala Tribute, a multitude of guests and presenters gathered to celebrate Stewart. Presenters included Beulah Bondi, Richard Boone, Ernest Borgnine, Henry Fonda, Princess Grace of Monaco, Henry Hathaway, Charlton Heston, Dustin Hoffman, Ruth Hussey, Gene Kelly, George Kennedy, Jack Lemmon, Mervyn LeRoy, Fred MacMurray, Karl Malden, Walter Matthau, Doug Morrow, James Stewart and Richard Widmark. The AFI Life Achievement Award was presented to Stewart by George Stevens, Jr.