Recipents of the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Awards

The Screen Actors Guild’s Life Achievement Award is selected by the Guild’s National Honors and Tributes Committee. The honor is bestowed for outstanding achievement in fostering the finest ideals of the acting profession.

1st Life Achievement Award

  • Eddie Cantor, presented in 1963.

2nd Life Achievement Award

  • Stan Laurel, presented in 1965.

3rd Life Achievement Award

4th Life Achievement Award

  • Barbara Stanwyck, presented in 1967.

5th Life Achievement Award

  • William Gargan, presented in 1968.

6th Life Achievement Award

  • James Stewart, presented in 1969.

7th Life Achievement Award

  • Edward G. Robinson, presented in 1970.

8th Life Achievement Award

9th Life Achievement Award

  • Charlton Heston, presented in 1972.

10th Life Achievement Award

11th Life Achievement Award

  • Martha Raye, presented in 1974.

12th Life Achievement Award

  • Walter Pidgeon, presented in 1975.

13th Life Achievement Award

  • Rosalind Russell, presented in 1976.

14th Life Achievement Award

  • Pearl Bailey, presented in 1977.

15th Life Achievement Award

  • James Cagney, presented in 1978.

16th Life Achievement Award

  • Edgar Bergen, presented in 1979.

17th Life Achievement Award

  • Katharine Hepburn, presented in 1980.

18th Life Achievement Award

  • Leon Ames, presented in 1981.

19th Life Achievement Award

  • Danny Kaye, presented in 1983.

20th Life Achievement Award

  • Ralph Bellamy, presented in 1984.

21st Life Achievement Award

  • Iggie Wolfington, presented in 1985.

22nd Life Achievement Award

  • Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, presented in 1986.

23rd Life Achievement Award

  • Nanette Fabray, presented in 1987.

24th Life Achievement Award

  • Red Skelton, presented in 1988.

25th Life Achievement Award

  • Gene Kelly, presented in 1989.

26th Life Achievement Award

  • Jack Lemmon, presented in 1990.

27th Life Achievement Award

  • Brock Peters, presented in 1991.

28th Life Achievement Award

  • Burt Lancaster, presented in 1992.

29th Life Achievement Award

  • Audrey Hepburn, presented in 1993.

30th Life Achievement Award

  • Ricardo Montalban, presented in 1994.

31st Life Achievement Award

  • George Burns, presented in 1995.

32nd Life Achievement Award

  • Robert Redford, presented in 1996.

33rd Life Achievement Award

  • Angela Lansbury, presented in 1997.

34th Life Achievement Award

  • Elizabeth Taylor, presented in 1998.

35th Life Achievement Award

  • Kirk Douglas, presented in 1999.

36th Life Achievement Award

  • Sidney Poitier, presented in 2000.

37th Life Achievement Award

  • Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, presented in 2001.

38th Life Achievement Award

  • Edward Asner, presented in 2002.

39th Life Achievement Award

  • Clint Eastwood, presented in 2003.

40th Life Achievement Award

  • Karl Malden, presented in 2004.

41st Life Achievement Award

  • James Garner, presented in 2005.

42nd Life Achievement Award

  • Shirley Temple Black, presented in 2006.

43rd Life Achievement Award

  • Julie Andrews, presented in 2007.

44th Life Achievement Award

  • Charles Durning, presented in 2008.

45th Life Achievement Award

  • James Earl Jones, presented in 2009.

46th Life Achievement Award

  • Betty White, presented in 2010.

47th Life Achievement Award

  • Ernest Borgnine, presented in 2011.

48th Life Achievement Award

  • Mary Tyler Moore, presented in 2012.

49th Life Achievement Award

  • Dick Van Dyke, presented in 2013.

50th Life Achievement Award

  • Rita Moreno, presented in 2014.

51st Life Achievement Award

  • Debbie Reynolds, presented in 2015.

52nd Life Achievement Award

  • Carol Burnett, presented in 2016.

53rd Life Achievement Award

  • Lily Tomlin, presented in 2017.
The Actor Statuette Photo Credit: Mark Hill ©2005 Screen Actors Guild.