Actress Mary Tyler Moore poses backstage after accepting the Lifetime Achievement Award from presenter Dick Van Dyke at the 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, California January 29, 2012. It was announce on Tuesday that Van Dyke will receive the award at the 19th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Acclaimed actor Dick Van Dyke is being awarded the Life Achievement Awards at the upcoming SAG Awards, it was announced on Tuesday.
SAG-AFTRA co-president Ken Howard said in a statement, "Dick is the consummate entertainer- an enormously talented performer whose work has crossed nearly every major category of entertainment."
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"From his career-changing Broadway turn in 'Bye Bye Birdie' and his deadpan humor in the Emmy-winning 'Dick Van Dyke Show,' to his unforgettable performance as Bert in 'Mary Poppins,' he sets a high bar for actors."
Reuters reported that the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists merged this year to form SAG-AFTRA, which represents around 165,000 performers.
Van Dyke, 86, has won five Emmys, a Tony Award and a Grammy during his more than five decades in show business, the Los Angeles Times reported. His recent work includes his performance as the villain in the 2006 film "Night at the Museum."
The actor presented Life Achievement Award winner, and "Dick Van Dyke Show" costar, Mary Tyler Moore with her award at last year's ceremony.
The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will air on January 27, 2013 in Los Angeles. The awards show acknowledges the best film and TV performances of the previous year.