Carrie Fisher’s been tapped to present her mother, Debbie Reynolds, with the Screen Actors Guild Awards’ Life Achievement Award during the awards show to be held on January 25, 2015. The SAG Awards will air on TNT and TBS and are the only major awards that are given out solely by actors in recognition of the work of their peers. Reynolds will be the recipient of the group’s highest honor, joining a group of previous honorees that includes Sidney Poitier, Kirk Douglas, Elizabeth Taylor, Angela Lansbury, Robert Redford, George Burns, Dick Van Dyke, and Mary Tyler Moore.
Fisher is currently busy reprising her role as Princess Leia in the new Star Wars film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Outside the world of Star Wars, Fisher’s credits include Hannah and Her Sisters, Shampoo, When Harry Met Sally, Drop Dead Fred, The Women, and voicing Angela on Family Guy. Fisher’s also a bestselling novelist and playwright.
Oscar nominee Reynolds’ 66 year career in Hollywood includes starring roles in 50+ feature films including enduring classic films such as Singin’ in the Rain, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, How the West was Won, Tammy and the Bachelor, The Tender Trap, The Pleasure of His Company, Goodbye Charlie, and Divorce American Style.
-By Rebecca Murray
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