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SAG Awards 2019: Tom Hanks to present Life Achievement Award to Alan Alda

File image of Tom Hanks and Alan Alda. (Image via Reuters/Zee news) Photograph:( Zee News Network )

ANI Washington D.C., DC, USA Jan 09, 2019, 12.33 PM (IST)

Tom Hanks is all set to present M*A*S*H legend Alan Alda with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards.

The 82-year-old, who will accept the honour from his former `Bridge of Spies` co-star for his outstanding career, will become the 55th recipient of the award given to an actor, reports People magazine.

The past recipients include Lily Tomlin, Carol Burnett, Debbie Reynolds, Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Ernest Borgnine and Betty White. The award is given annually to an actor who fosters the "finest ideals of the acting profession."

Alda, whose career spans over seven decades, has appeared in `The West Wing,` `The Aviator` and `Manhattan Murder History,` but is best known for his role as Hawkeye Pierce in the television series `M*A*S*H.`Set to be hosted by Megan Mullally, SAG Awards will take place on January 27.