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The actor will present his Dick Van Dyke Show co-star with the group’s life achievement award, which honors her career achievement and humanitarian accomplishments.
Van Dyke and Moore played husband and wife Rob and Laura Petrie on the CBS sitcom, which was based on the experiences of Carl Reiner. They later appeared together on the variety special Dick Van Dyke and the Other Woman, an episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Hour, PBS’ The Gin Game and on TV Land’s The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited.
Moore has won seven Emmys, a Tony and was nominated for an Academy Award.
SAG national president Ken Howard said of her life achievement honor, “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.”
The 2012 SAG Awards airs on TBS and TNT on Jan. 29.
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