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  • 19 August 2014, 9:09

Debbie Reynolds To Receive Lifetime Honour

Veteran entertainer Debbie Reynolds is to be honoured by the Screen Actors Guild for her professional and humanitarian accomplishments.

The 82-year-old will receive the union's highest accolade, the lifetime achievement award, at the SAG awards ceremony in January.

Reynolds is a star of stage and screen, with more than 50 films, two Broadway shows and two TV series to her credit.

In 1955, she and other young stars established a charity called The Thalians to fight the stigma of mental illness.

The Thalians has since raised more than $30m (18m).

Reynolds published her first memoir in 1987 and updated it with 2013's Unsinkable: A Memoir.

The 51st annual SAG Awards will be presented on January 25 at Los Angeles' Shrine Exhibition Center.

Previous winners of the award include Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke and Elizabeth Taylor.

In May, the Singin' In The Rain star sold off the last of her huge collection of Hollywood memorabilia, which included Charlie Chaplin's bowler hat and Scarlett O'Hara's dresses from Gone With The Wind.

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