It was announced this morning that Mary Tyler Moore will add the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award to her crowded list of awards and accolades.
I grew up watching reruns of The Dick Van Dyke Show (where she played Laura Petrie) and The Mary Tyler Moore Show (Mary Richards) and even though my mom told me to get the hell out of the house and go play, I couldn’t stop watching. Both are classic comedies and whenever I see them on TV, I can’t help but get sucked in.
She won two Emmys for The Dick Van Dyke Show and four for The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
Said SAG President, Ken Howard: “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. She truly embodies the spirit behind SAG’s Life Achievement Award, and we are honored to proclaim her as its 48th recipient.” The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® will air on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 29, 2012.