The unsinkable and multi-talented Debbie Reynolds to receive SAG Lifetime Achievement Award
Bravo to the Screen Actors Guild for selecting Debbie Reynolds as the recipient of SAG’s 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award.
A most excellent choice!
When I interviewed Debbie back in May, I mentioned that she was deserving of something big like the Kennedy Center Honors or an Honorary Oscar and she was quick to deflect the suggestion and made clear she’s not sitting at home waiting for these things to happen.
She sure isn’t – she’s still out performing her live show 40-plus weeks a year.
But she’s got to be gratified to have her remarkable career recognized. It spans from Singin’ in the Rain, Tammy and the Bachelor and The Tender Trap in the 1950s to the classic 1960s films The Unsinkable Molly Brown and How the West Was Won to later films including Mother, In & Out, Heaven and Earth and Behind the Candelabra.
In addition, she’s appeared frequently on television throughout the decades with her most memorable TV role being that of Bobbi Adler (Grace’s mom) on Will & Grace.
“Her generous spirit and unforgettable performances have entertained audiences across the globe, moving us all from laughter to tears and back again,” Ken Howard, the president of the SAG-AFTRA labor union, said in a statement.
Debbie, 82, is also being recognized for her heroic efforts to preserve historical film memorabilia and for her humanitarian work, which includes a charity to help fight the stigma of mental illness, which she co-founded in 1955.
Pretty amazing life all around even if those three marriages did not work out!