David Letterman Came out of Retirement to Roast Donald Trump With a Special Top 10 List

Steve Martin: Yes, My Wife Does Look Like Tina Fey!

When Steve Martin sat down inside the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles to receive the 43rd American Film Institute Life Achievement Award, there was a not-so-familiar (to the public) face by his side: His wife of seven years, writer Anne Stringfield.

Before He Was Famous! Steve Martin Shares Amazing Pics of His Early Days

Steve Martin has played some pretty colorful characters over the years, but he credits his start in show business to something much simpler: his love for magic (and his father’s passion for acting certainly didn’t hurt!).

Martin, 69, who spent the early years of his childhood in Waco, Texas, with his parents and older sister, Melinda, laughs while reminiscing about his life in pictures for the new issue of PEOPLE.

First Look: Conan's Hilarious Toast for Steve Martin's AFI Lifetime Achievement Award

Steve Martin Jokes About the Secret to 'Comic Genius' While Receiving AFI Life Achievement Award

Comedy legend Steve Martin received the 43rd American Film Institute Life Achievement Award on Thursday – but that didn’t mean he got all serious about it.

Zing! Tina Fey and Martin Short Roast AFI Life Achievement Award Honoree Steve Martin

Sure, Tina Fey and Martin Short are eternally devoted to comedy legend Steve Martin, who was honored with the American Film Institute’s 43rd Life Achievement Award Thursday – but that doesn’t mean they could resist a few jabs in his direction.

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All Grown Up: Ron Howard's Parenthood Cast 25 Years Later

Family: You can’t live with ‘em, you can’t live without ‘em – so you might as well make a movie about them. That’s exactly what Ron Howard did with Parenthood, which hit theaters on August 2, 1989.

Uncle Jimmy Mack Dies in Car Accident That Sent Tracy Morgan to Hospital

James McNair, known in the comedy world as Uncle Jimmy Mack, died June 6 in the multi-vehicle accident on the New Jersey Turnpike that put Tracy Morgan in critical condition. He was 62.