The 52nd recipient of SAG-AFTRA’s SAG Life Achievement Award for her career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment will be Carol Burnett, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
The story says that Burnett will be presented with the award “at the 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, which will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Jan. 30.”
Burnett starred in her self-named show for 11 years, starting in 1967.
Said SAG-AFTRA president Ken Howard, “Carol Burnett is a creative dynamo and a comedic genius. 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. She took risks as a performer and through her courage, encouraged fellow actors to try new things and always, always reach for the sky. Her innate love of actors led to the creation of an ensemble cast that made ‘The Carol Burnett Show’ a masterpiece of variety programming.”