The City of Los Angeles Honors Carol Burnett With 'Carol Burnett Square,' 4/18
Carol Burnett, award-winning actress, comedienne and best-selling author, will be honored by the City of Los Angeles for her lifetime achievements in the entertainment industry on Thursday, April 18 with the naming of Carol Burnett Square, at the intersection of Highland Avenue and Selma Avenue.
The location, next to Hollywood High School, was chosen because Ms. Burnett grew up in the neighborhood and Hollywood High was her alma mater. The Hollywood High School's Performing Arts Center recently named the "Honor of Distinction Award" after Ms. Burnett for her outstanding accomplishments in the arts.
Carol Burnett is widely recognized by the public and her peers for her work on stage and screen, most notably The Carol Burnett Show. Named in 2007 by TIME magazine as one of the "100 Best Television Shows of All Time," the show ran for 11 years and garnered 25 Emmy Awards.
"Carol has Hollywood in her blood and is one of the most energetic, funniest performers we have ever known. But most importantly, she has an incredible, open heart," said Councilmember Tom LaBonge.
LaBonge and Ms. Burnett will unveil the Carol Burnett Square plaque at 2PM on Thursday, April 18 and the public is welcome to join in the celebration.