Two years after her one-time castmate Betty White stole the show when she was honored by the actors union, it is now Mary Tyler Moore‘s turn in the spotlight. The seven-time Emmy champ will receive the lifetime achievement award at the SAG Awards on Jan. 29.
SAG President Ken Howard, who worked for Moore’s production company when he starred in “The White Shadow,” made the announcement Thursday. In doing so, he said, “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.”