The actor, singer, dancer, author, champion for the preservation of the artifacts of film history and the understanding and treatment of mental illness has been named the 51st recipient of SAG-AFTRA’s highest honour.
Reynolds will collect the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 25, 2015.
The award is presented annually to someone who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting profession.”
SAG-AFTRA president Ken Howard hailed Reynolds’ “diverse body of screen and stage work, live performances and several hit records” as well as her “generous spirit and unforgettable performances.”
The 82-year-old’s screen credits include Singin’ In The Rain opposite Gene Kelly, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, for which she was nominated an Oscar for her title role performance, How The West Was Won, Tammy And The Bachelor, The Tender Trap opposite Frank Sinatra, The Pleasure Of His Company in which she danced with Fred Astaire, and How Sweet It Is opposite James Garner.