Carol Burnett to Receive Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award
LOS ANGELES, July 20 (UPI) — American entertainer Carol Burnett is to be honored with the 2015 SAG Life Achievement Award this winter.
The prize will be presented to the 82-year-old comedy icon at the 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony, which is to be simulcast live on TNT and TBS Jan. 30.
“Carol Burnett is a creative dynamo and a comedic genius. She embodies the generosity and courage that the greatest actors use in creating enduring and memorable characters,” SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard said in a statement Monday.
“From her heartbreakingly hilarious Starlet O’Hara to the adorably inept Eunice and alarmingly funny Miss Hannigan, Carol has delighted and inspired millions of viewers and thousands of comedic actors. She took risks as a performer and through her courage, encouraged fellow actors to try new things and always, always reach for the sky. Her innate love of actors led to the creation of an ensemble cast that made The Carol Burnett Show a masterpiece of variety programming.”