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Debbie Reynolds To Get SAG Life Achievement Award

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Debbie Reynolds will be the 51st recipient of SAG-AFTRA’s Life Achievement Award during the 2014 SAG Awards, set for January 25. She follows Rita Moreno, who was honored during last awards season. Reynolds certainly has the resume over her six decades in the business — she starred in more than 50 movies (an Oscar nominee in in 1964 for The Unsinkable Molly Brown), two Broadway shows, two television series and dozens of TV, cabaret and concert specials. She also is a high-profile philanthropist as co-founder of The Thalians, an organization that fights the stigma of mental illness, and as a longtime supporter of the Girl Scouts. Her Hollywood film memorabilia collection was the biggest ever assembled before she auctioned it off over the years, after years of trying to find a permanent home for it. The Life Achievement Award is SAG-AFTRA’s highest honor, given to an actor who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting profession.”

On the acting side, Reynolds most recently played Liberace’s mother Frances in HBO’s Behind The Candelabra.

http://deadline.com/2014/08/debbie-reynolds-2014-screen-actors-guild-life-achievement-award-winner-820956/

Congratulations to the great Ms. Reynolds on a well-deserved and long-overdue award!

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Congrats to Debbie Reynolds. Definitely long overdue.
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I've been a fan of her's since 'Charlotte's Web'. She is very deserving of this award.
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Congratulations! She has certainly worked hard and has had an amazing career.
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I think this is great. I've always loved Debbie Reynolds since I was first introduced to her in Disney Channel's "Halloweentown" and later discovered her in her classic films, such as "Singin' in the Rain," "The Unsinkable Molly Brown," and even "The Singing Nun." I was particularly inspired by her valiant efforts to collect, preserve, and display Hollywood history. There was supposed to a museum built in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee just a few hours from where I live-- but sadly it never opened and Ms. Reynolds was subsequently forced to sell her beautiful collection. I wrote her a letter after that-- telling her how much I respected and admired her work both in films and the preservation of their history. A very, very great lady, I think.
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LONG OVERDUE!

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^^Words to live by.

Could not agree more about this award being LONG overdue!!

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^^ I love those movies. I have all four of them on DVD. My favorite is the second one.
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About time
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@ Gorlois - Me too!! I watch them all year round!!
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I too love those films! Grandma Aggie is a BOSS! She is epic. My first exposure to Debbie Reynolds. If you ask me, she should've had more screen time in the 4th installment.
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Singing in the Rain!


Well deserved and long overdue.
Congratulations to Debbie Reynolds!
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I agree, Showface, it's criminal she didn't have more screen time in the fourth one. It's also criminal that they dropped Kimberly J. Brown. I rather like the plot of the fourth one better than the third (they are Halloweentown movies, after all, but the third one never enter the city limits IIRC), but it could have been better. Still a little Debbie Reynolds is better than none! I think she deserves a Betty White-type revival. Perhaps this award will jog Hollywood's memory?
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Would love to see her play Mrs. Tottendale , in The Drowsy Chaperone film.
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@ Gorlois - It was a huge mistake to recast her. Debbie did not get much Screen time at all- it seemed they used Millicent Martin as sorta a filler Aggie.
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