Carrie Fisher to Present the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award to an Actress Who Has Been Nominated for an Oscar, an Emmy and a Tony, and Who Co-starred in, Arguably, the Best Musical Ever Made. And Oh Yeah, She’s Fisher’s Mom

Jan 7, 2015  •  Post A Comment

From the Screen Actors Guild (SAG):

Carrie Fisher will present the 51st SAG Life Achievement Award to her mother…at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, Jan 25, 2015 on TBS and TNT..

SAG-AFTRA is honoring Debbie Reynolds for her career achievement and humanitarian accomplishments.

2014 Life Achievement Award recipient Debbie Reynolds is celebrating her 66th year in show business. 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.”

Her noted feature roles include her star-making turn as Kathy Selden in one of greatest screen musicals of all time, “Singin’ in the Rain,” opposite star and co-director Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor; “The Unsinkable Molly Brown,” for which she was nominated an Oscar for her title role performance; “How the West was Won,” which garnered three Oscars and five nominations; “Tammy and the Bachelor,” which included the Oscar-nominated title song “Tammy,” a No. 1 smash hit that earned Reynolds a gold record; “The Tender Trap,” opposite Frank Sinatra; “The Pleasure of His Company,” in which she danced with Fred Astaire; as the title role in the film version of the Broadway hit “Mary, Mary”;  “Goodbye Charlie,” with Tony Curtis and Walter Matthau; “Divorce American Style,” with Dick Van Dyke and Jason Robards; and “How Sweet It Is,” with James Garner. Reynolds worked extensively in drama films as well, beginning with 1956’s “The Catered Affair,” for which she earned a Best Supporting Actress Award from the National Board of Review.

Among her many television roles, Reynolds received a 2000 Primetime Emmy nomination for her recurring role as Debra Messing’s mother in the hit comedy “Will & Grace” and starred with Elizabeth Taylor, Shirley MacLaine and Joan Collins in the 2001 ABC telefilm “These Old Broads,” co-written by Carrie Fisher.

Since her first nightclub act at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas in 1960, Reynolds has remained busy on the stage.  She’s headlined on the casino circuit in every major city and in her own showroom, the Star Theatre in the Debbie Reynolds Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, which she owned and operated from 1993 to 1998.  She’s starred on Broadway in “Irene,” for which she was nominated for a Tony Award as well as toured in productions of “Annie Get Your Gun,” “Woman of the Year” and a revival of “The Unsinkable Molly Brown.”

In 1987, Reynolds published her first memoir, Debbie: My Life, and in 2013 brought her personal and professional story up to date and shared anecdotes about the making of her extensive filmography in Unsinkable: A Memoir. Reynolds is proud of her two children, daughter Carrie and producer Todd Fisher.Reynolds is devoted to Carrie’s daughter and her granddaughter, Billie Catherine Lourd.

Debbie-ReynoldsDebbie Reynolds, in the pink dress, in a classic moment from “Singin’ in the Rain.”

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  1. This is the best picture you could get for Debbie Reynolds?!

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