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Way back in the day, people pigeonholed [actors]: You were a singer, you were a comic, you were this or that … [but] I think a person can do it all if they have it in them.

Carol Burnett

52nd Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award Recipient

Each year, SAG-AFTRA honors an actor of legendary skill with the SAG Life Achievement Award. It recognizes the impact of a performer’s career, as well as their philanthropic efforts.

This podcast episode is a throwback to a 2014 Actor-to-Actor interview between 52nd SAG Life Achievement Award recipient and comedic legend Carol Burnett and late SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard. Burnett candidly discussed the beginnings of her career and the impact her variety program, The Carol Burnett Show, had on her as a performer, as well as the close relationship she shared with peers Jimmy Stewart and Lucille Ball.

To hear other Actor-to-Actor interviews with SAG Life Achievement Award recipients such as Alan Alda and Lily Tomlin, or to catch up on previous episodes of the podcast, click here. Be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Overcast, Pocket Casts and TuneIn.

The 26th Annual SAG Awards takes place at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on Jan. 19 on TNT and TBS. Visit the SAG Awards website for more information on this year’s nominees and 56th SAG Life Achievement Award recipient Robert De Niro.

The views expressed by the guests are their own and not that of SAG-AFTRA. Any mention of products or services does not imply SAG-AFTRA’s endorsement.


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