The Screen Actors Guild honored one of its legends presenting the 2015 Life Achievement Award to Debbie Reynolds on January 25. Congratulations! The 82-year-old dancer, actor and singer’s career has spanned over 60 years and she continues to perform on film, television and theater to the present day.
Carrie Fisher was the perfect person to present the Screen Actors Guild’s 2015 Life Achievement Award to her mother, Debbie Reynolds. The Star Wars actress had the crowd belly laughing as she honored her famous mother who started her career at 16 and went on to superstardom after her first leading role in the classic, Singin’ in the Rain, in 1952. Read all about this Hollywood legend!
Debbie Reynolds’ SAG Award For Life Achievement 2015
Debbie truly deserve this award for an amazing career in show business.
“It’s very nice, really a surprise,” Debbie told Zap2it of her award. “They do it kind of secretly, and it was very kind of them to include me. I’ve been a member (of SAG) since my start at MGM. Everybody talks about the ‘good old days,’ and I was a part of them. And it’s fun to still be a part of this.”
The actress has received multiple award nominations including an Oscar nom for Best Actress for her performance in The Unsinkable Molly Brown.
She was also honored for her work on stage receiving a Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance in Irene.
She went on to receive two Golden Globe nominations including one for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy for The Debbie Reynolds Show and a Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy nom for Mother.
Finally she won a whole new generation of fans as well as an Emmy Award nomination for her role as Grace’s mother on Will & Grace.
Other notable performances include her roles in Susan Slept Here, Tammy and the Bachelor and How the West Was Won.
Debbie’s Personal Struggles
Debbie’s love life is also of note marrying singer Eddie Fisher, having two children including daughter, Carrie. Sadly Debbie’s relationship with Eddie ended in divorce when he left her for good friend Elizabeth Taylor.
Carrie was the perfect person to present her with the 2015 Life Achievement Award. The actress turned their tumultuous relationship into a semi-autobiographical best-selling novel, Postcards from the Edge, which was adapted into a hit film starring Meryl Streep.
Debbie, had a terrifying experience in 2012, when she was admitted to Cedars-Sinai hospital, after she had an “adverse reaction” to some medicine. Fortunately, she rebounded, just like she has for 82 years!
HollywoodLifers, whats your favorite Debbie Reynolds performance?
— Tim Plant