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Mary Tyler Moore to be Honored With SAG Lifetime Achievement Award

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    Actress Mary Tyler Moore
By Kris Coombs, Christian Post Contributor
January 18, 2012|9:49 am

Veteran actress Mary Tyler Moore will be honored with a lifetime achievement award at the upcoming 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.

"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," Ken Howard, Screen Actors Guild National President, said in a statement. "She truly embodies the spirit behind SAG's Life Achievement Award, and we are honored to proclaim her as its 48th recipient."

Moore, 75, has received a Tony Award, seven Emmy Awards, and an Oscar nomination throughout her career. Moore is most known for her role on the 1970s sitcom "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," where she played Mary Richards, a news producer from Minneapolis.

In May, the “Ordinary People” actress had surgery to remove a benign tumor from the lining of her brain.

Moore reunited with fellow seasoned actress and co-star from “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” Betty White, for the TV Land comedy series "Hot in Cleveland" last year. She also appeared on Monday night’s special "Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl," on NBC to celebrate White. She was welcomed with a standing ovation.

Dick Van Dyke will present the 48th Screen Actors Guild's Lifetime Achievement Award to his "Dick Van Dyke Show" co-star on Jan. 29.

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