The awards ceremony will be broadcast live on TNT and TBS Jan. 28, 2007, at 8 PM ET. The Life Achievement Award is bestowed annually on an actor who fosters the "finest ideals of the acting profession." In a statement Screen Actors Guild President Alan Rosenberg said, "Julie Andrews is a woman of great generosity, creativity, courage, elegance and wit. She embodies and transcends the memorable roles she has created. Julie has been a positive presence in my life and continues to inspire multiple generations. I believe it is exceptionally significant to be recognized by people who do the same work you do. Julie seems genuinely touched and thrilled to be receiving an award from her fellow actors. I have assured her the honor is ours."
Julie Andrews — who was born in Surrey, England — starred on Broadway in the original productions of The Boyfriend, My Fair Lady and Camelot, the stage version of Victor/Victoria, and in the Off- Broadway Stephen Sondheim revue, Putting It Together. She won an Academy Award for her work in "Mary Poppins" and Oscar nominations for "The Sound of Music" and "Victor/Victoria."
Established in 1933, the Screen Actors Guild is the country's largest labor union representing working actors. For more information visit www.sag.org.