Comic Carol Burnett to receive lifetime award from fellow actors

Actor and comedian Carol Burnett will receive the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award at a ceremony in January, SAG announced Monday (July 20).

Burnett, 82, is best known for her hit sketch comedy program "The Carol Burnett Show," which ran from 1967 to 1978 on CBS.

Burnett has won multiple Emmy and Golden Globe awards, and has been the recipient of a Kennedy Center Honor and the Mark Twain Prize for Humor.

The group's awards show, scheduled to take place on Jan. 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, annually recognizes the best performances of the previous year on film and TV.