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Jeff Labrecque
September 08, 2011 AT 01:25 PM EDT

Mary Tyler Moore will receive the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award at January’s SAG Awards ceremony. 

“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,” said SAG president Ken Howard, in a statement. “She truly embodies the spirit behind SAG’s Life Achievement Award, and we are honored to proclaim her as its 48th recipient.”

Moore, he helped redefine the image of the American woman on shows like The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Mary Tyler Moore Show, has won seven Emmys, a Tony, and she was nominated for an Academy Award. The 18th annual SAG Awards will air live on TNT and TBS on Jan. 29.

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