LOS ANGELES ó The Screen Actors Guild is honoring Debbie Reynolds for her professional and humanitarian accomplishments.


The guild announced Monday that the 82-year-old entertainer will receive the 2014 SAG Life Achievement Award at the Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony in January. The award is the unionís highest accolade.


Reynolds is a star of stage and screen, with more than 50 films, two Broadway shows and two television series to her credit.


In 1955, she and other young stars established a charity called The Thalians to fight the stigma of mental illness. The Thalians has since raised more than $30 million.


Reynolds published her first memoir in 1987 and updated it with 2013ís ďUnsinkable: A Memoir.Ē


The 21st annual SAG Awards will be presented Jan. 25 at Los Angelesí Shrine Exhibition Center.