In January, the Screen Actors Guild will award its 51st Lifetime Achievement Award to Debbie Reynolds. Reynolds has been on the big screen, television, and theater in over 50 roles in her 66-year career, breaking out as Kathy Selden in 1952′s Singin’ in the Rain.
The 82-year-old actress has been nominated for five Golden Globe awards and one Oscar (for The Unsinkable Molly Brown, in 1965), but has never been nominated for a SAG award. Her most recent role was as Liberace’s mother in the Steven Soderbergh-directed HBO movie Behind the Candelabra.
“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,” said SAG-AFTRA president Ken Howard. “Her generous spirit and unforgettable performances have entertained audiences across the globe, moving us all from laughter to tears and back again.”
Rita Moreno won the last SAG Lifetime Achievement Award. The next SAG Awards ceremony will be held on Jan. 25.