Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to present Carol Burnett with SAG Life Achievement Award

By Karen Butler  |  Jan. 25, 2016 at 5:14 PM
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LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Frequent collaborators Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are to present comedy legend Carol Burnett with the Life Achievement honor at Saturday's Screen Actors Guild Awards.

The ceremony celebrates excellence in acting in film and television. The gala will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS.

"Given annually to an actor who fosters the 'finest ideals of the acting profession,' including career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment, the Life Achievement Award will join Burnett's exceptional catalog of preeminent industry and public honors, which includes multiple Emmys, a special Tony, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and both a Kennedy Center Honor and its Mark Twain Prize for Humor," a news release said.

Past recipients of the accolade include Debbie Reynolds, Rita Moreno, Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Ernest Borgnine, Betty White, James Earl Jones, Charles Durning, Julie Andrews, Shirley Temple Black, James Garner, Karl Malden, Clint Eastwood, Edward Asner, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, Sidney Poitier, Kirk Douglas, Elizabeth Taylor, Angela Lansbury, Robert Redford and George Burns.

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