SAG to honor Mary Tyler Moore


Renowned actress, producer and humanitarian Mary Tyler Moore will receive Screen Actors Guild (SAG)’s most prestigious accolade – the SAG Life Achievement Award. The presentation will be made during the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, airing live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 29th (8 pm ET/5 pm PT).

In selecting Moore for the honor, SAG said the actress created a new paradigm for female leads in television, won top honors for her courageous performances in film, television and on stage, produced some of the most lauded television programs of all time. Also, for thirty years, she has served as a tireless advocate giving hope to all those afflicted with Type 1 diabetes.

“Mary Tyler Moore won our hearts as Laura Petrie and Mary Richards, our respect as her production company became synonymous with quality television, our awe as she tackled difficult subject matter in film and on Broadway, and our admiration she turned her public recognition into a catalyst to draw attention to critical and deeply personal health and social issues.  She truly embodies the spirit behind SAG’s Life Achievement Award, and we are honored to proclaim her as its 48th recipient,” said SAG President Ken Howard.

The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be produced by Jeff Margolis Productions in association with Screen Actors Guild Awards LLC. Jeff Margolis is the executive producer and director. Kathy Connell is the producer. JoBeth Williams, Daryl Anderson, Scott Bakula, Shelley Fabares and Paul Napier are producers for SAG. Gloria Fujita O’Brien and Mick McCullough are supervising producers. Benn Fleishman is executive in charge of production.  Rosalind Jarrett is the Executive in Charge of Publicity.  Jon Brockett is the Awards Coordinating Producer.

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