Debbie Reynolds to get SAG Life Achievement Award

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Debbie Reynolds at 2 ½ weeks auction at M.G.M. in Hollywood, Los Angeles in May 1970. (AP Photo)
Debbie Reynolds, a cast member in the film "Behind the Candelabra," poses for a portrait on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Actress Debbie Reynolds is among the thousand of prospective buyers attending the opening day of a 2½ week auction of thousands of unusual items by MGM studios in Hollywood, May 3, 1970. It is not known if she made any purchases. All items were bid on by number and by flashing a photo of the item on a screen. (AP Photo/George Brich)
Actress Debbie Reynolds on the "Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson being filmed in Burbank, California on May 9, 1973. (AP Photo/Anastasi Giuseppe)
Debbie Reynolds, star of the Broadway musical ?Irene,? talks to New York Mayor John Lindsay on the show?s opening, May 9, 1973?one of the happier moments of this Broadway season. ?Irene? turned out to be one of the survivors among 53 hopeful offerings which opened, five more than last season. And the theater in which it?s playing is one of three new ones to have opened in skyscrapers during the season. Another sign of the season: Miss Reynolds is among a sizable group of established screen stars who?ve appeared for live audiences, another ceing Tony Award winner Glynis Johns. (AP Photo)
This is how actress Debbie Reynolds looked during her brief appearance on the witness stand during her divorce hearing, Feb. 19, 1959 in Los Angeles. Debbie was granted a divorce from singer Eddie Fisher. These pictures were made while Debbie was actually testifying. (AP Photo)
Debbie Reynolds arrives at the Hollywood Egyptian Theater, Los Angeles for the West Coast premiere of "Mutiny on the Bounty," Nov. 15, 1962. (AP Photo/David F. Smith)
Debbie Reynolds who presented the awards for best music at the Academy awards, April 5, 1965 in Santa Monica, California is shown with Richard M. Sherman, right and Robert Sherman left who received the award for Mary Poppins. (AP Photo)
Debbie Reynolds gets a short course in speaking Russian as she chats with a member of the touring Russian movie delegation at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios in Hollywood, Nov. 28, 1958. She?s talking with Abram Room, a Russian film producer, who speaks English. The delegation visited two studios, and will fly back home. (AP Photo/Harold Filan)
Singer Eddie Fisher, out of the hospital in time for Father's Day, cuddles his two youngsters four-month old Todd, left, and 19-month-old Carrie. Looking on is their equally famous mother, actress Debbie Reynolds. Eddie spent ten days in the hospital following an appendix flare-up. (AP Photo)
Debbie Reynolds, faced with the break-up of her marriage to Eddie Fisher, keeps her emotions concealed beneath a veneer of smiles as she chats briefly with newsmen outside her home in Los Angeles, Sept. 11, 1958. She told them that Fisher had moved out, that she didn?t expect him back, and that his personal things were still in the house. Fisher, meanwhile, was keeping out of sight, as was the third member of Hollywood?s newest triangle story, Elizabeth Taylor. (AP Photo/Don Brinn)
Actor Max Anthony and starlet Debbie Reynolds have eyes only for each other at the Oriental costume party given at Ciro?s in Hollywood, for Terry Moore and Susan Zanuck, Jan. 22, 1954. (AP Photo/David F. Smith)

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Entertainer Debbie Reynolds performs as she imitates singer Barbra Streisand during one of her comedy skits Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1997, inside the Debbie Reynolds Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. For the past two years, Reynolds has been dividing her time between her Las Vegas hotel and Hollywood, where she is enjoying a rejuvenated movie career. Reynolds performs Monday through Friday where she sings, dances and does impressions for her fans. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon)
Cast members of the film "Singin' in the Rain," from left, Donald O'Connor, Rita Moreno, Cyd Charisse, and Debbie Reynolds, strike a pose from a musical number at a 50th Anniversary screening of the film in Beverly Hills, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002. (AP Photo/Lucy Nicholson)
Actress Debbie Reynolds tries out a living room chair during the opening ceremonies of a day-healthcare center called, A Day Away, for Alzheimer's and memory disorder patients in La Mirada, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999. Alzheimer's disease is the fourth leading cause of death among older adults, and approximately 4 million people suffer with it. Reynold's father was one such sufferer. A Day Away, funded by Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, will be open to the public in early December. (AP Photo/John T. Barr)
Singer Debbie Reynolds performs Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1999, at the New York State Fair in Geddes, N.Y. It is part of the fair's free concerts daily at Cole Court. (AP Photo/Empire Expo Center, Mike Okoniewski)
Actress Debbie Reynolds uses her hands to make the number "90" as she arrives for Ernest Borgnine's 90th birthday party at a restaurant in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
Actress Debbie Reynolds arrives Friday, July 2, 2010 at The Greenbrier for the gala opening of the Casino Club in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. The 100,000 sq. ft Casino Club was recently completed below the historic resort. (AP Photo/Jeff Gentner)
Entertainer Debbie Reynolds performs at the Debbie Reynolds Hotel & Casino, Tuesday night, April 1, 1997, in Las Vegas. Reynolds filed bankruptcy Monday, July 7, 1997, both personnally and for the resort bearing her name. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon)
Entertainer Debbie Reynolds reacts as she starts to pull the handle on one of her newly acquired slot machines Wednesday night, Oct. 1, 1997, inside the Debbie Reynolds Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Reynolds officially re-opened the casino at her Hollywood movie-themed hotel after her performance in the resort's main showroom. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 08: Debbie Reynolds visits 'Extra' at The Grove on April 8, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images for Extra)
Debbie Reynolds, left, and Carrie Fisher arrive at the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Saturday Sept. 10, 2011 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Debbie Reynolds arrives at the funeral service for Robert Goulet at The Shrine of the Most Holy Redeemer, Friday, Nov. 9, 2007 in Las Vegas. Reynolds holds a program featuring a photograph of Goulet. (AP Photo/ Ronda Churchill)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: (L-R) Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher attends the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theater L.A. Live on September 10, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences/AP Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 14: Actress Debbie Reynolds speaks onstage during Kim Novak being immortalized with a hand and footprint ceremony as part of Day 2 of the 2012 TCM Classic Film Festival at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on April 14, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/WireImage) 22307_010_JM_1047.jpg
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 24: Actress Debbie Reynolds attends the Professional Dancers Society's Gypsy Awards Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 24, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 24: Actors Carl Reiner (L) and Debbie Reynolds attend the Professional Dancers Society's Gypsy Awards Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 24, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
Debbie Reynolds attends the 100th Anniversary of The Beverly Hills Hotel - Day 2 on Saturday June 16, 2012 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Katy Winn/Invision/AP)
Debbie Reynolds at the 2013 LA Times Festival of Books at the University of Southern California campus on Saturday April 20, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Katy Winn/Invision/AP)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 24: Actress Debbie Reynolds attends the Professional Dancers Society's Gypsy Awards Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 24, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 06: Actress Debbie Reynolds is seen on May 6, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JMA/Star Max/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 6: Debbie Reynolds and Mario Lopez are seen on May 6, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/GC Images)
In this Tuesday, May 21, 2013 photo, Debbie Reynolds, a cast member in the film "Behind the Candelabra," poses for a portrait in Beverly Hills, Calif. Reynolds plays Frances, the mother of the pianist and vocalist, Liberace. HBO debuts “Behind the Candelabra” in the US, Sunday, May 26, 2013. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Screen Actors Guild is honoring Debbie Reynolds for her professional and humanitarian achievements.

The guild announced Monday that the 82-year-old entertainer will receive the 2014 SAG Life Achievement Award at the Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony in January. The award is the union's highest accolade.

Reynolds is a star of stage and screen, with more than 50 films, two Broadway shows and two television series to her credit. In 1955, she and other young stars established a charity called The Thalians to fight the stigma of mental illness. The Thalians has since raised more than $30 million.

Reynolds published her first memoir in 1987 and updated it with 2013's "Unsinkable: A Memoir."

The 21st annual SAG Awards will be presented Jan. 25 at Los Angeles' Shrine Exhibition Center.

Debbie Reynolds Looks Back On Her Legendary Career

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