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News Recipient of 51st Annual SAG Life Achievement Award Revealed Actor, singer, dancer and author Debbie Reynolds has been named the 51st recipient of SAG-AFTRA's highest honor: the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment.

Debbie Reynolds
Debbie Reynolds

Given annually to an actor who fosters the "finest ideals of the acting profession," the union’s highest accolade will be presented to Oscar, Emmy and Tony nominee Reynolds at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, which will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS Jan. 25, 2015, at 8 PM ET.

SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard said in a statement, "I’m thrilled that SAG-AFTRA is presenting our Life Achievement Award to Debbie Reynolds. She is a tremendously talented performer with a diverse body of screen and stage work, live performances and several hit records. Her generous spirit and unforgettable performances have entertained audiences across the globe, moving us all from laughter to tears and back again. Congratulations, Debbie, on your life achievements.”

Star of more than 50 motion pictures, two Broadway shows, two television series, as well as dozens of television, cabaret and concert appearances here and abroad, the 82-year-old Reynolds is celebrating her 66th year in show business.

The Screen Actors Guild Awards annually celebrate the outstanding performances in motion pictures, television, cable and new media programs from the previous calendar year.

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