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SAG Awards to hail Betty White

September 15, 2009 | 11:56 am

Betty white sag awards

When the Screen Actors Guild Awards are bestowed Jan. 23, telecast on TNT and TBS, they'll bestow a life achievement award on Betty White.

Read more at the SAG website.

Previous recipients of the honor include:

2008: James Earl Jones
2007: Charles Durning
2006: Julie Andrews
2005: Shirley Temple Black
2004: James Garner
2003: Karl Malden
2002: Clint Eastwood
2001: Edward Asner
2000: Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee
1999: Sidney Poitier
1998: Kirk Douglas
1997: Elizabeth Taylor


1996: Angela Lansbury
1995: Robert Redford
1994: George Burns
1993: Ricardo Montalban
1992: Audrey Hepburn
1991: Burt Lancaster

Photos: NBC, CBS

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Betty White is my favorite person of all times!! She deserves this award more than anyone else in show business!!! Congratulations!

I love love love Betty White. No one has ever played dumb so smartly - and makes other people seem soooooo much funnier, with her subtle style and restrained, yet some how still outrageous humor.

I just hope Kayne West stays home. I heard he has a thing for Debbie Reynolds.

As a kid in LA I watched a TV show called "Life With Elizabeth" staring Betty White. Very early TV. Any way to see some of those shows now?

And let's hope Bob Barker is not invited to this award ceremony after his shameful behavior.

Everyone adores Betty White and she knows how to work it. Her life and talent are an inspiration.

Many may not recall that Betty portrayed a female U.S. Senator (a la Sen. Margaret Chase Smith of Maine) in Otto Preminger's classic political drama Advise & Consent (1962). She also was Emmy-nominated way back in the early '50s, making her Emmy nominated span stretch over 57 years !


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