Tom Hanks to be honored by National Archives Foundation

Tom Hanks
FILE - In this April 26, 2017 file photo, Tom Hanks attends "The Circle" premiere during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Hanks and Bruce Springsteen paid tribute Friday, April 26 to the late director Jonathan Demme, the man who brought them together on his film "Philadelphia," which won each of them Oscars. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Actor Tom Hanks is being honored by the National Archives Foundation in Washington.

The National Archives Foundation, the nonprofit partner to the National Archives, announced Monday that Hanks will receive its 2017 Records of Achievement Award. The foundation says the honor will recognize Hanks’ career supporting history through both acting and filmmaking.

In a statement, the foundation says it is honoring Hanks for “for his powerful illumination of the American story through his vast body of work in film and television during the past four decades.”

The foundation says Hanks will receive the award at the foundation’s annual gala on Oct. 21 at the National Archives Museum in Washington. The gala will include a question and answer session with documentary filmmaker Ken Burns.

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