Mary Tyler Moore

Mary Tyler Moore will receive the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award at the upcoming January ceremony, the organization announced Thursday.

"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," SAG President Ken Howard said.

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The actress, 74, starred in two classic sitcoms (The Dick Van Dyke Show and Mary Tyler Moore Show) as well as the feature film Ordinary People and formed the production company MTM Enterprises with then-husband Grant Tinker in 1969.

A diabetic herself, she has raised money and awareness about the disease.

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Moore, who earlier this year appeared on Hot in Cleveland, has seven Emmys, a Tony and an Academy Award nomination.

The 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be broadcast live Sunday, Jan. 29 at 8/7c on TNT and TBS.