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50 years of SAG Life Achievement Awards

Updated 2:33 PM ET, Sun December 13, 2015
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For the past 50 years, the Screen Actors Guild has bestowed an award for "outstanding achievement in fostering the finest ideals of the acting profession." Dick Van Dyke received the 49th annual SAG Life Achievement Award for 2012. See which other stars have received the honor. Jason Kempin/Getty Images
On January 16 at the 2014 SAG Awards, Rita Moreno was presented with the coveted life achievement award. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
Mary Tyler Moore (2011) Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Ernest Borgnine (2010) Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Betty White (2009) Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
James Earl Jones (2008), at right with Forest Whitaker Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Charles Durning (2007), at right with Burt Reynolds Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Julie Andrews (2006) Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Shirley Temple Black (2005) Kevin Winter/Getty Images
James Garner (2004) Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Karl Malden (2003) Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Clint Eastwood (2002) LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images
Ed Asner (2001) LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images
Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee (2000) Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect/Getty Images
Sidney Poitier (1999) LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images
Kirk Douglas (1998) GERARD J. BURKHART/AFP/Getty Images
Elizabeth Taylor received the 1997 award. Onstage, Gregory Peck (with Lauren Bacall) read a letter from Taylor, who was recovering from a fall and unable to attend the event. HAL GARB/AFP/Getty Images
Angela Lansbury (1996) VINCE BUCCI/AFP/Getty Images
Robert Redford (1995) Douglas C. Pizac/AP
George Burns (1994), with Ann-Margret. POOL/AFP/Getty Images
Ricardo Montalban (1993) Jim Smeal/WireImage/Getty Images
Audrey Hepburn (1992) Kypros/Getty Images
Burt Lancaster (1991) Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
Brock Peters (pictured in 1986) received the award for 1990. CBS/Landov
Jack Lemmon (1989) Jim Smeal/WireImage/Getty Images
Gene Kelly (pictured in 1989) received the award for 1988. Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage/Getty Images
Red Skelton (1987) AP Photo/file
Nanette Fabray (1986) Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage/getty Images
Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward (1985) Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
Ignatius "Iggie" Wolfington (center, 1984) Los Angeles Times/AP
Ralph Bellamy (pictured in 1985) received the award for 1983. ap
Danny Kaye (1982), with Jane Fonda Doug Pizac/AP
Leon Ames (pictured in 1970) received the award for 1980. ABC Photo Archives/ABC/Getty Images
Katharine Hepburn (pictured in 1978) received the award for 1979. Ron Galella/WireImage/Getty Images
Edgar Bergen (1978), with daughter Candice Bergen and ventriloquist dummy Charlie McCarthy. AP Photo/file
James Cagney (pictured in 1980) received the award for 1977. Ron Galella/WireImage/Getty Images
Pearl Bailey (1976) Ron Galella/WireImage/Getty Images
Rosalind Russell (1975) Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage/Getty Images
Walter Pidgeon (1974) Stanley Bielecki Movie Collection/Getty Images
Martha Raye (1973), at right with Betty Grable. Fotos International/Getty Images
Frank Sinatra (pictured in 1971) received the award for 1972. Ron Galella/WireImage/Getty Images
Charlton Heston (pictured circa 1972) received the award for 1971. Earl Leaf/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Gregory Peck (1970) Ron Galella/WireImage/getty Images
Edward G. Robinson (pictured in 1968) received the award for 1969. Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage/Getty Images
James Stewart (pictured circa 1990) received the award for 1968. Tim Roney/Getty Images
William Gargan (1967) The Denver Post/getty Images
Barbara Stanwyck (1966) Max B. Miller/Fotos International/Getty Images
Bob Hope (1965) The Herald-Dispatch/AP
Stan Laurel (1963) Gene Lester/Getty Images
Eddie Cantor (pictured in 1956) received the first SAG Life Achievement Award, for 1962. CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images