Los Angeles Times

SAG to honor Burnett

- — Meredith Blake

Comedian Carol Burnett will be honored with the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievemen­t Award, SAG- AFTRA announced Monday. The star, best known for her long- running variety and sketch- comedy series, “The Carol Burnett Show,” will be presented with the award, which honors profession­al and humanitari­an accomplish­ments, during the SAG Awards ceremony Jan. 30.

“Carol Burnett is a creative dynamo and a comedic genius,” SAG- AFTRA President Ken Howard said in a news release. “She embodies the generosity and courage that the greatest actors use in creating enduring and memorable characters.”

It’s the latest in a long list of accolades for Burnett, 82, a recipient of six Primetime Emmys, the Presidenti­al Medal of Freedom, the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor and the Kennedy Center Honors. Previous SAG Life Achievemen­t honorees include Betty White, Clint Eastwood, Mary Tyler Moore and Sidney Poitier.

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