Debbie Reynolds will be honored later this month with the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award. She began her Hollywood career back in the 1950s and has appeared in more than 50 films since then. Some of her classics include Singin’ in the Rain, Tammy, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, and How the West Was Won. Reynolds’ daughter Carrie Fisher will present her with the prestigious award.
Fisher, of course, is best known for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars series of films. She penned a book several years back that many perceived as a diary of sorts, highlighting the tumultuous mother-daughter relationship she and Debbie Reynolds endured. Carrie Fisher insisted, however, that Postcards from the Edge, which later became a film starring Meryl Streep, wasn’t meant to depict the two.
“The book has nothing to do with my mother and I. It mostly followed stories of drug addiction told by different people, so the movie of it had to completely change. I had to look for things in my life that would make good dramatic scenes, good performance pieces and embellish on that,” she said in 2012.
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) January 6, 2015
The SAG Lifetime Achievement Award celebrates Debbie Reynolds’ extensive body of work and humanitarian efforts. Previous recipients include Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Ernest Borgnine, Betty White, and James Earl Jones.
Fans can tune in on Sunday, January 25th at 8:00 PM on both TNT and TBS. Congratulations to Debbie Reynolds for this prestigious award.