The presentation of the union’s highest accolade will be the centerpiece of the annual ceremony which will be simulcast live on Sunday, Jan. 25 on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT, the show’s executive producer Kathy Connell announced Tuesday.
SAG-AFTRA is honoring Debbie Reynolds for her career achievement and humanitarian accomplishments.
Fisher has been an actor, novelist, screenwriter and performance artist during her career. She’s beloved for her portrayal of Princess Leia in the original “Star Wars” trilogy and will reprise the character in upcoming film “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
Fisher’s film credits include “Shampoo,” “The Blues Brothers,” “When Harry Met Sally,” “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle” and “The Women.” She also appeared in numerous TV movies, including “Wright vs. Wrong,” “Liberty” and “Sunday Drive.” She’s guest-starred in the TV series “Amazing Stories,” “Sex and the City,” “30 Rock,” “The Big Bang Theory” and others, and voices Peter Griffin’s boss Angela on the Fox animated sitcom “Family Guy.”
In 1987, she published her first novel, the bestseller “Postcards from the Edge,” which was then adapted for the screen. She also published the novels “Surrender the Pink” and “Delusions of Grandma.”
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, Reynolds made her official screen debut as June Haver’s younger sister in the 1950 musical “The Daughter of Rosie O’Grady.”
Now 82, her most notable roles include “Tammy and the Bachelor,” “How the West Was Won,” and “The Unsinkable Molly Brown.”
Past recipients of the Life Achievement Award include Rita Moreno, Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Ernest Borgnine, Betty White, James Earl Jones, Charles Durning, Julie Andrews, Shirley Temple Black, James Garner, Karl Malden, Clint Eastwood, Edward Asner, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, Sidney Poitier, Kirk Douglas, Elizabeth Taylor, Angela Lansbury, Robert Redford and George Burns.