The SAG Awards will name stage and screen legend Rita Moreno the 50th recipient of the SAG Life Achievement Award for career and humanitarian accomplishments, according to Deadline.com. Moreno, who has already been honored with a Tony, a Grammy, an Oscar and two Emmy Awards, will receive her new award at the Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony on January 18, 2014.
Now in its 20th year, the Screen Actors Guild Awards will be broadcast live on TBS and TNT. The SAG Life Achievement Award is given every year to one actor who embodies the “finest ideals of the acting profession.”
Moreno, who won a Tony Award for The Ritz, is perhaps best known for her Oscar-winning performance as Anita in the film adaptation of West Side Story. Her additional Broadway credits include Skydrift, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Gantry, The National Health, Wally’s Cafe and The Odd Couple. Her many film and TV credits include The Electric Company (winning a Grammy for appearing on the cast album), Singin’ in the Rain, Oz, Cane, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Nine to Five, garnering Emmy Awards for The Muppet Show and Out to Lunch. She currently stars on TV’s Happily Divorced. Moreno is the author of a bestselling memoir, Rita Moreno: A Memoir.
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