Debbie Reynolds, who had no formal dance training before her debut in the classic film musical "Singin' in the Rain," has received the fifth annual Gypsy Award for excellence in dance.

Reynolds, 58, beamed as she was handed the sculpted glass plaque by her daughter, writer-actress Carrie Fisher, at a lunch at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.Reynolds' other films include "The Unsinkable Molly Brown," "Tammy and the Bachelor" and "The Singing Nun."

The Professional Dancers Society has previously honored Sammy Davis Jr., "Singin' in the Rain" co-star Donald O'Connor and choreographers Hermes Pan and Louis DaPron.