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Golden Globe honour for Williams
Robin Williams
Williams won an Oscar for his role in the 1997 film Good Will Hunting
US actor Robin Williams is to be honoured with a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes ceremony.

The Oscar-winner will pick up the 2005 Cecil B. DeMille Award at the annual Golden Globes on 16 January.

Williams, 53, is being given the award for his "outstanding contribution to the entertainment field".

He is already a five-time Golden Globe winner for his film and television roles, including Good Morning Vietnam and TV's Mork & Mindy.

Comedy career

He twice won the award for best actor in a comedy or musical for Mrs Doubtfire and The Fisher King, as well as one for lending his voice to the animated film Aladdin.

Williams was born in Chicago in 1951 and trained as an actor at New York's Julliard School before beginning his career as a stand-up comedian.

Organisers have also announced that Kathryn Eastwood - the 16-year-old daughter of actor Clint Eastwood - will act as Miss Golden Globe, helping to hand out trophies at the ceremony.

Miss Golden Globe traditionally is the daughter of a Hollywood celebrity. Past Miss Golden Globes include Melanie Griffith, Laura Dern and Joely Fisher.

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