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Carol Burnett

Birth Place: San Antonio, TX, USA

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Burnett, an award-winning actress, and best-selling author is widely recognized by the public and her peers for her comedic and dramatic roles on television, film and Broadway, most notably "The Carol Burnett Show." Named in 2007 by Time magazine as one of 100 Best Television Shows of All Time, "The Carol Burnett Show" ran for 11 years, averaged 30 million viewers per week and received 25 Emmy Awards, making it one of the most honored shows in television history.

As a highly acclaimed actress, Burnett also has been honored with Emmys, People's Choice Awards, the Horatio Alger Award, an Ace Award, the Peabody and a Grammy. A KENNEDY Center Honoree, the recipient of the KENNEDY Center Mark Twain Prize for Humor and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, she was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The City of Los Angeles named the intersection of Highland Avenue and Selma Avenue directly adjacent to Hollywood High School, Burnett's alma mater, Carol Burnett Square and CBS Studios dedicated "The Carol Burnett Artist Entrance" in her honor. Burnett was celebrated by her colleagues and fellow actors with the Life Achievement Award at the 2016 SAG Awards.
As a passionate supporter of the arts and education, she established several scholarships around the country, including the Carol Burnett Musical Theatre Competition at her alma mater, UCLA, and the Carrie Hamilton Foundation, to honor her daughter's memory.

Carol Burnett Photos


Broadway Revival, 2014
Melissa Gardner [Replacement]

Broadway Revival, 1999
The Wife

[Los Angeles]
Los Angeles Revival, 1998

Charlotte Hay

New York Concert, 1985
Carlotta Campion

Original Broadway Production, 1964
Hope Springfield

Broadway Transfer, 1959
Princess Winnifred

[Los Angeles]
Los Angeles Revival, 1993

[Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 1974


Source Material

Carol Burnett Movies

No Place Like Home
[ 1960 ]
Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?
[ 1963 ] Stella Irving
Calamity Jane
[ 1963 ] Calamity Jane
Once Upon a Mattress
[ 1964 ] Princess Winnifred
Carol and Company
[ 1966 ]
The Tim Conway Special
[ 1970 ]
A Last Laugh at the Sixties
[ 1970 ]
Li'l Abner
[ 1971 ]
Pete 'n' Tillie
[ 1972 ] Tillie
Once Upon a Mattress
[ 1972 ] Princess Winifred the Woebegone
Burt and the Girls
[ 1973 ]
The Front Page
[ 1974 ] Mollie Malloy
Out to Lunch
[ 1974 ]
6 Rms Riv Vu
[ 1974 ] Anne Miller
[ 1975 ] Emily / Celia / Dorothy / ...
The Grass Is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank
[ 1978 ] Dorothy Benson
A Wedding
[ 1978 ] Tulip Brenner
The Tenth Month
[ 1979 ] Dori Grey
Friendly Fire
[ 1979 ] Peg Mullen
The Wild Wacky Wonderful World of Winter
[ 1980 ]
[ 1980 ] Gloria Burbank
The Four Seasons
[ 1981 ] Kate Burroughs
Christmas in Hawaii
[ 1981 ]
Chu Chu and the Philly Flash
[ 1981 ] Emily
Life of the Party: The Story of Beatrice
[ 1982 ] Beatrice O'Reilly
[ 1982 ] Eunice
[ 1982 ] Miss Hannigan
Between Friends
[ 1983 ] Mary Catherine Castelli
All-Star Party for Frank Sinatra
[ 1983 ]
Happily Ever After
[ 1985 ] Narrator
The Laundromat
[ 1985 ] Alberta Johnson
Plaza Suite
[ 1987 ] Karen Nash / Muriel Tate / Norma Hubley
James Stewart: A Wonderful Life - Hosted by Johnny Carson
[ 1987 ]
[ 1988 ] Martha
Julie & Carol: Together Again
[ 1989 ]
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
[ 1991 ] Narrator / Mrs. Rabbit / Cat - Voice
Noises Off...
[ 1992 ] Dotty Otley / Mrs. Clackett
Men, Movies & Carol
[ 1994 ]
Seasons of the Heart
[ 1994 ] Vivian Levinson
All My Children 25th Anniversary Special
[ 1995 ] Self - Hostess
The Marriage Fool
[ 1998 ] Florence
Putting It Together
[ 2000 ] The Wife
The Trumpet of the Swan
[ 2001 ] Mrs. Hammerbotham - Voice
Once Upon a Mattress
[ 2005 ] Queen Aggravain
Mike Douglas: Moments & Memories
[ 2008 ]
Horton Hears a Who!
[ 2008 ] Kangaroo - Voice
Post Grad
[ 2009 ] Grandma Maureen
[ 2010 ] Hara - Voice
A Carol Burnett Christmas
[ 2012 ]
Carol Burnett's Favorite Sketches
[ 2016 ] Host
Elmo's World: Elmo Wonders
[ 2016 ]
Household Name
[ 2017 ] Vivian Valmont
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: To the Altar
[ 2018 ] Ardis
Surely, You Jest
[ 2019 ]
Toy Story 4
[ 2019 ] Chairol Burnett - Voice
Kaye Ballard - The Show Goes On
[ 2019 ]
Lucille Ball: We Love Lucy
[ 2020 ]
All Together Now
[ 2020 ] Joan
Licorice Pizza
[ 2021 ]
Betty White: A Celebration
[ 2022 ]

Carol Burnett TV Shows

[ 1956-1957 ] Celia Howard, Celia
The DuPont Show of the Week
The Twilight Zone
Agnes Grep
Get Smart
Ozark Annie
The Lucy Show
[ 1966-1967 ] Carol Bradford
Gomer Pyle: USMC
[ 1967-1969 ] Sgt. Carol, Carol Barnes
The Tim Conway Comedy Hour
Here's Lucy
[ 1969-1971 ] Carol Krausmeyer, Carol Burnett
The Carol Burnett Show
[ 1967-1978 ]
Carol Burnett & Company
The Tim Conway Show
Bird Lady, Mrs. Wiggins
SCTV Network
Woman in Courtroom
Mama's Family
[ 1983-1984 ] Eunice Higgins
Charlotte Kensington
Magnum, P.I.
[ 1984-1988 ] Susan Johnson
Carol & Company
[ 1990-1991 ] Dorothy Tibbit
HBO Storybook Musicals
Narrator, Mrs. Rabbit, Cat
Evening Shade
Carol Burnett
Women of the House
Carol Burnett
Touched by an Angel
Lillian Bennett
The Larry Sanders Show
[ 1992-1998 ] Carol Burnett
The Wonderful World of Disney
Queen Aggravain
Desperate Housewives
Eleanor Mason
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Birdie Sulloway
All My Children
[ 1983-2011 ] Verla Grubbs, Mrs. Johnson
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Ardis Paine
Curious George
[ 2013-2014 ] Great Aunt Sylvia
Hot in Cleveland
[ 2013-2015 ] Penny
[ 2010-2015 ] Doris Sylvester
Hawaii Five-0
[ 2013-2016 ] Deb McGarrett
Julie's Greenroom
Mrs. Edna Brightful
Angie Tribeca
President Priscilla Filcox
Mad About You
[ 1996-2019 ] Theresa Stemple
Forky Asks a Question
Chairol Burnett
Better Call Saul

Carol Burnett Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 1996 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

Carol Burnett , Moon Over Buffalo

Tony Awards - 1969 - Special Tony Award

Carol Burnett

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1964 - Other Awards

Carol Burnett

Theatre World Awards - 1960 - Performance

Carol Burnett, Once Upon a Mattress

Tony Awards - 1960 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

Carol Burnett, Once Upon a Mattress

Carol Burnett Videos

Carol Burnett News

LATE NITE CATECHISM Comes to the Eisemann Center in July

The Eisemann Center will present Late Nite Catechism. Performances run July 5-28, 2024, in the Bank of America Theatre at the Charles W. Eisemann Center.
BWW Q&A: Kenny Ingram on FUNNY GIRL at Maine State Music Theatre

Maine State Music Theatre is the first - and only - regional theatre to be granted the rights to produce Funny Girl since the Broadway National Tour launched. We chat with Kenny Ingram about the upcoming production.
Drama Book Shop Will Host Signing and Talkback Event For 'The Tony Awards: A Celebration of Excellence in Theatre'

The Drama Book Shop will host an event in conjunction with the release of the book, 'The Tony Awards: A Celebration of Excellence in Theatre'. The event will feature Eila Mell and Heather A. Hitchens, and will include a talkback, signing, and live podcast recording.
Previews: BELL COMEDY NIGHTS at Bell Theater

Ophira Eisenberg will regale audiences with her misadventures of motherhood and Canadian heritage at Bell Theater's newly launched Bell Comedy Nights.
New Kritzerland Concert to Pay Tribute to Richard M. Sherman at Catalina Jazz Club

For the 127th Kritzerland show, the evening will be spent honoring and celebrating the life and work of the beloved Richard M. Sherman of the Sherman Brothers. Learn how to purchase tickets.
PALM ROYALE Renewed for Season 2 at Apple TV+

Set in high society Palm Beach in 1969, “Palm Royale” is a true underdog story that follows Maxine Simmons as she endeavors to break into Palm Beach high society. As Maxine attempts to cross that impermeable line between the haves and the have-nots, “Palm Royale” asks the same question that still baffles us today: “How much of yourself are you willing to sacrifice to get what someone else has?”
Erika Henningsen Joins THE FOUR SEASONS With Tina Fey

Erika Henningsen, who originated the role of Cady Heron in Mean Girls on Broadway, has joined the cast of The Four Seasons, an all-new comedy series adaptation from Tina Fey, Lang Fisher, and Tracey Wigfield. Henningsen joins previously announced stars Colman Domingo, Steve Carell, and Fey.
Colman Domingo Joins Steve Carell in Netflix Comedy Series THE FOUR SEASONS

Netflix has announced that Academy Award-nominated actor Colman Domingo (Rustin, The Color Purple,  Sing Sing, Euphoria, Michael) has joined the cast of The Four Seasons, an all-new comedy series adaptation from Tina Fey, Lang Fisher and Tracey Wigfield.
Wake Up With BroadwayWorld June 3, 2024

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is June 3, 2024 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.
Carol Burnett Would Have Liked to Have Done MAME: 'I Love the Part'

In a new interview, comedy legend and Broadway performer Carol Burnett answered some big questions about her life and career, including the part that she has always wanted to play. She revealed that she would have loved to have appeared in a production of Jerry Herman's classic musical, Mame, playing the role originated by Angela Lansbury.
Ellen DeGeneres Brings Her Farewell Tour To DPAC This August

Renowned comedian and entertainment pioneer, Ellen Degeneres, has announced her highly-anticipated farewell tour, Ellen's Last Stand… Up, including a stop at DPAC in Durham, NC, on August 7, 2024.
The David Drumgold Variety Show Comes To The Puffin Cultural Forum With Special Pride Edition

Celebrate Pride Month with THE DAVID DRUMGOLD VARIETY SHOW at the Puffin Cultural Forum on June 22.
Video: Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer Gives an Update in Part Two of 'The Lady of the Lake' Series

Just yesterday, Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer took to social media to share a fun video she made detailing what 'The Lady of the Lake' is up to post-Broadway. Now, she has released a second part to the video, which may or may not be an ongoing series.
Video: Randy Rainbow Pokes Fun at Marjorie Taylor Greene in New GREASE Song Parody

Randy Rainbow is back with his latest parody, this time poking fun at Marjorie Taylor Greene. Check out the video here!
Video: Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer Shares What 'The Lady of the Lake' is Doing Post-Broadway

Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer took to social media to share a fun video she made detailing what 'Lady of the Lake' is up to post-Broadway. This refers, of course, to the character Kritzer played in the revival of Spamalot, which wrapped up its Broadway run in April. Kritzer received her first ever Tony Award nomination for this role.
SUFFS Star Hannah Cruz Talks Road To Broadway on THE ART OF KINDNESS Podcast

The Suffs musical performer discussed making her Broadway debut, battling stage jitters, self-kindness, finding courage, and more under the kindness sun.
HBO Orders New Comedy Series Starring Steve Carell From Bill Lawrence and Matt Tarses

HBO has given a 10-episode, straight-to-series order for a new half-hour comedy starring and executive produced by eleven-time Emmy® Award nominee Steve Carell. Emmy®-winner Bill Lawrence and Emmy®-nominee Matt Tarses will write the first episode and executive produce the upcoming Warner Bros. Television series. The single-camera comedy is set on a college campus, centering on an author’s complicated relationship with his daughter.
Video: Randy Rainbow Parodies '9 to 5' With New Political Parody 'FORTY-FIVE!'

Randy Rainbow is back with his latest political parody, taking a jab at former President Donald Trump with his new video titled 'FORTY-FIVE!' Check out the video here!
Shoshana Bean, Nikki M. James, Brody Grant & More Honor Michael Greif on ART OF KINDNESS Podcast

Tony-nominated stars Shoshana Bean, Nikki M. James, Brody Grant and more honored director Michael Greif on The Art of Kindness with Robert Peterpaul podcast this week. 
Listen: BACK TO THE FUTURE's Jelani Remy Stops By The Art Of Kindness Podcast

Jelani Remy discusses his role in BACK TO THE FUTURE and the importance of kindness on the Art of Kindness Podcast.


How many Broadway shows has Carol Burnett been in?

Carol Burnett has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

How many West End shows has Carol Burnett been in?

Carol Burnett has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has Carol Burnett been nominated for?

Carol Burnett has been nominated for several awards, including Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for "Moon Over Buffalo," a Special Tony Award, and other awards at the Outer Critics Circle Awards. She also received recognition for her performance at the Theatre World Awards for "Once Upon a Mattress" and was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for the same production.

What awards has Carol Burnett won?

Carol Burnett has won the Special Tony Award at the Tony Awards, Other Awards at the Outer Critics Circle Awards, and Performance at the Theatre World Awards for her role in Once Upon a Mattress.

How many shows has Carol Burnett written?

Carol Burnett has written 1 shows including Hollywood Arms (Source Material).

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