Comedienne, actress and author Carol Burnett will be honored with the SAG Life Achievement Award, SAG-AFTRA announced Monday (July 20).
Burnett will receive the award at the 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, which will be simulcast on TNT and TBS on Jan. 30.
The award is given annually to an actor who “fosters the ‘finest ideals of the acting profression.’”
The Carol Burnett Show star will be 52nd recipient of the award.
“Carol Burnett is a creative dynamo and a comedic genius," said SAG-AFTRA president Ken Howard. "She embodies the generosity and courage that the greatest actors use in creating enduring and memorable characters. From her heartbreakingly hilarious Starlet O’Hara to the adorably inept Eunice and alarmingly funny Miss Hannigan, Carol has delighted and inspired millions of viewers and thousands of comedic actors.”
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