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Carol Burnett Biography

 
Date Of Birth:
April 26, 1933 (86)
Birth Place:
San Antonio, TX, USA
Bio:
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 ... (read more)
 
Date of Birth: April 26, 1933 (86)

Birth Place: San Antonio, TX, USA

Bio:
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 ... (read more)

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 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 Gold Star
Carol Burnett
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1964 - Other Awards Gold Star
Carol Burnett
 
Theatre World Awards - 1960 - Performance Gold Star
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