The Oscar, Emmy, Tony and Golden Globe nominee is a worthy candidate for the award. She made her official screen debut as June Haver's younger sister in the 1950 musical The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady.
She went on to achieve critical acclaim in her films Singin' in the Rain and The Unsinkable Molly Brown. More recently she appeared in the Emmy-winning HBO biopic Behind the Candelabra, and has starred in more than 50 films.
Reynolds has also appeared in dozens of television shows including Will & Grace, ABC's Aloha Paradise, and the NBC sitcom The Debbie Reynolds Show.
A woman of many talents, including singer, actress, author and dancer, Reynolds has enjoyed an incredibly successful career that has spanned decades. In fact, 82-year-old Reynolds is celebrating her 66th year in show business.
"I'm thrilled that SAG-AFTRA is presenting our Life Achievement Award to Debbie Reynolds," SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard said in a statement. "She is a tremendously talented performer with a diverse body of screen and stage work, live performances and several hit records. Her generous spirit and unforgettable performances have entertained audiences across the globe, moving us all from laughter to tears and back again. Congratulations, Debbie, on your life achievements."
Reynolds will become the 51st recipient of the prize, which is given annually to those who demonstrate the "finest ideals of the acting profession." Last year's recipient of the award was Puerto Rican actress Rita Moreno.
The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be broadcast on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015.
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