Betty White to receive 2009 Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award

Sep 15, 2009 by Ian Evans

This year’s Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award will go to beloved actress Betty White.

In making today’s announcement, Screen Actors Guild National President Alan Rosenberg said, “Whether creating some of television’s most indelible characters, plunging into film roles with joyous gusto or perfecting the art of the quip as a television panelist and host, Betty White has entertained audiences with her impeccable comic timing and remarkable wit for more than sixty years. Her lifelong devotion to the welfare of animals, manifest in her work as an author, producer and philanthropist, is further evidence of her tremendous humanity and meaningful contributions in so many important areas. Screen Actors Guild is honored to celebrate Betty White’s extraordinary achievements over the course of an exemplary life.”

White will receive the award at the 16th Annual SAG Awards on January 23, 2010.