Carol Burnett Biography

Date of Birth: April 26, 1933 (84)
Birth Place: San Antonio, TX, USA
Gender: Female

Carol, an award-winning actress and best-selling author, is widely recognized by the public and her peers for her work for her comedic and dramatic roles on television, film, and Broadway, most notably “The Carol Burnett Show.” Ms. Burnett has been honored with Emmys, Golden Globes, People’s Choice Awards, the Horatio Alger Award, an Ace Award, and the Peabody. A Kennedy Center Honoree, she received the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for Humor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame, and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Ms. Burnett has also written three New York Times bestsellers: Carrie and Me: A Mother-Daughter Love Story; This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection and her autobiography, One More Time. Ms Burnett made her Broadway debut in the original production of Once Upon a Mattress and returned to Broadway several times, starring in Fade Out, Fade In, Putting It Together, and Moon Over Buffalo. Ms. Burnett and her daughter, Carrie Hamilton, wrote the play Hollywood Arms, which premiered on Broadway in 2002, directed by Hal Prince.

Carol Burnett Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

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