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Michael J Fox to receive lifetime award in Germany

Michael J Fox
Image caption Michael J Fox played Marty McFly in the Back to the Future movies

Actor Michael J Fox is to be presented with a lifetime achievement prize at Germany's top entertainment awards, organisers have said.

The Back to the Future star will collect the award at a ceremony in Berlin on Saturday.

Hollywood star John Travolta and German actor Armin Mueller-Stahl will also be honoured at the ceremony, which is now in its 46th year.

The Golden Cameras reward excellence in film, television and music.

Clint Eastwood, Robert De Niro and Jack Nicholson are among previous recipients of the event's highest honour.

The Golden Cameras are Germany's most-watched awards programme, with up to 6 million people tuning in to watch the three-hour live broadcast.

Born in Canada in 1961, Fox is also known for his appearances in US sitcoms Family Ties and Spin City.

The 49-year-old, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991, is now semi-retired from acting.

Other figures to be honoured at the ceremony include US singer Gloria Gaynor and pop star Lena Meyer-Landrut, who won the Eurovision Song Contest for Germany last year.

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