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Carol Burnett Receives SAG Lifetime Achievement Award

SAG President Ken Howard said the 82-year-old entertainer is "a creative dynamo and a comedic genius."

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    Actress Carol Burnett attends the screening of "Tab Hunter Confidential" at the 2015 Outfest's LGBT Los Angeles Film Festival at Director's Guild Of America on July 11, 2015 in West Hollywood, California.

    The Screen Actors Guild is recognizing Carol Burnett for her six decades in entertainment.

    The actors' union announced Monday that Burnett will receive its 52nd Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual SAG Awards in January.

    Union President Ken Howard said the 82-year-old entertainer is "a creative dynamo and a comedic genius."

    Burnett got her start on stage, where TV talent bookers spotted her. She joined the cast of "The Garry Moore Show" in 1959. She launched "The Carol Burnett Show" in 1967, which ran for 11 years and won 25 Emmy Awards.

    Burnett is working on a book about the success of her show set to be published next year. Her recent TV credits include appearances on "Glee" and "Hot in Cleveland."