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Acclaimed movie star to be honored as part of South Coast fundraiser

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Actress Michelle Yeoh will be honored with the Santa Barbara International Film Festival's Kirk Douglas Award For Excellence In Film.

Michelle Yeoh will receive the Santa Barbara International Film Festival's Kirk Douglas Award For Excellence In Film.

An internationally acclaimed actress who’s one of the world’s top action movie stars is going to be honored on the South Coast.

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is presenting its Kirk Douglas Award For Excellence in Film to Michelle Yeoh. Yeoh stared in a series of action films in the 1990’s, but moved on to appear in a string of global blockbusters.

She’s appeared in more than 70 feature films. They include this year's hit movie Everything Everywhere All At Once, as well as the film Crazy Rich Asians, and the classic Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon series.

Yeoh will be honored at a black-tie event in December. It’s the first time the award has been presented since Douglas died. Money from the event benefits the film festival’s education programs.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.