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Tom Hanks to present SAG’s lifetime award to Alan Alda

January 8, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — One of America’s sweethearts will hand the torch to another when Tom Hanks presents Alan Alda with a lifetime achievement award at the upcoming Screen Actors Guild Award ceremony.

The 82-year-old Alda, a Golden Globe and Emmy-winner, will become the 55th recipient of the annual award given to an actor who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting profession.” Hanks hands it to him in a Jan. 27 ceremony.

Alda tells The Associated Press he had no idea Hanks would honor him, and says he was thrilled by the news.

Alda is perhaps best known for his role as Hawkeye Pierce in the television series “M(asterisk)A(asterisk)S(asterisk)H.” Alda has won six Emmy Awards and was also nominated for an Oscar for his role in “The Aviator.”

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