The 82-year-old actress' career, which spans over six decades, was finally honoured by the Screen Actors Guild with the Life Achievement Award.
After decades of success in the movie industry, Debbie Reynolds has finally been recognized by the Screen Actors Guild for her contributions to the business, and her daughter Carrie Fisher was on hand at Sunday night's ceremony to present her mother with the Life Achievement Award.
Fisher gave a funny speech when presenting her mom with the award
Even though it is well-known that the relationship between Fisher and Reynolds hasn't always been the best at times, the 'Star Wars' actress gave a rather cheeky but affectionate introduction before presenting the prestigious honour.
"I'm very close to this year's Lifetime Achievement Award honoree," Fisher said when introducing her mother. "This is an extraordinarily kind, gifted, and funny woman who would give you the shirt off her back if Vivien Leigh hadn't once worn it in 'Gone With the Wind'".
She added, "She has been more than a mother to me, not much, but definitely more. She's been an unsolicited stylist, interior decorator and marriage councilor. ... Admittedly, I found it difficult to share my mother with her adoring fans, who treated her like she was part of their family. She has led two lives, public and private, sometimes concurrently, sometimes not."
Reynolds' illustrious career has spanned over 66 years and includes nominations for one Oscar, five Golden Globes and one Emmy Award. The 82-year-old definitely proved she was a star after sharing the screen with the likes of Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Tony Curtis and Fred Astaire.
Reynolds received SAG's Life Achievement Award
When collecting her award, Reynolds also delivered a rather funny acceptance speech. "Of course I had a wonderful hairdo in that picture," she said, referring to her hair in "Singin' in the Rain". "Some of you may not remember this but I had a bun. At the back of my head I had a big bun, an ugly bun. I'd warned my daughter Carrie who'd just gotten a part in a picture, Princess Leia in 'Star Wars' and I said 'Carrie be careful of any weird hairdos.' So luckily, George [Lucas] gave her two buns. Thank you, George."
The showbiz legend concluded by referencing the song 'I ain't down yet' which she sang in 1964's musical "The Unsinkable Molly Brown", she assured people, "Well, I ain't down yet," before adding, "Thank you all for this wonderful award."
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