What a great opportunity for nitpicking!
There is no such thing as a “Lifetime Achievement” Academy Award. At least, not according to the official Academy Awards website.
Greta Garbo and Cary Grant won an “Honorary Award.” As Cecil says, Garbo in 1954 “for her unforgettable screen performances.” while Grant won in 1969 "for his unique mastery of the art of screen acting with the respect and affection of his colleagues. "
But look here at the total listing of “Honorary Awards.”
It it an olio, a slumgullion, a mishmash, a hodgepodge, and a salmagundi without even a Salma Hayek.
Danny Kaye got an Honorary Award the same year as Garbo and so did two juvenile actors.
Why, if you look at that list…
Well, you see a lot of great names even before 1973’s Honorary Award to Groucho Marx[!!!] that Cecil of all people should have been aware of.
I don’t know what the Cursed Master was smoking that day, but while I like the tone of the response, there’s no there there.