Reynolds is set to be honored next year with the SAG-AFTRA Life Achievement Award, the union announced on Monday. Reynolds, now 82, will receive the award during the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony Sunday, January 25, 2015.
Ken Howard, SAG-AFTRA president, looks forward to presenting Reynolds with the honor as the union recognizes Reynolds diverse body of work both on screen and on stage:
“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.”
A Golden Globe, Oscar and Tony nominee and an Emmy winner, Reynolds hit it big with the 1952 classic Singin’ in the Rain. She would go on to star in dozens of films and television series including the self-titled short-lived The Debbie Reynolds Show.
The 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be broadcast Sunday, January 25 on TNT and TBS.