Debbie Reynolds to Receive SAG Life Achievement Award

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It was announced Monday that screen legend Debbie Reynolds will receive the 51st Annual SAG Life Achievement Award.

The honor is given to an actor who fosters the "ideals of the acting profession," and recognizes his or her humanitarian accomplishments as well as career achievements.

Best known for the beloved 1952 musical Singin' in the Rain, the 82-year-old received an Oscar nomination for her lead role in the 1965 film, The Unsinkable Molly Brown.

She has also been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards, as well as an Emmy for playing Debra Messing's mother on the hit sitcom, Will & Grace.

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"[Debbie] is a tremendously talented performer with a diverse body of screen and stage work, live performances and several hit records," SAG-AFTRA president, Ken Howard, said in a statement.

"Her generous spirit and unforgettable performances have entertained audiences across the globe, moving us all from laughter to tears and back again."

Along with her 66 years in show business, Debbie is also an active philanthropist, receiving recognition from the Girl Scouts, the National Film Society and the USO, to name a few.

The 2015 SAG awards will air on Sunday, Jan. 25.

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