Carol Burnett

Carol Burnett

Date of Birth

Birthday: April 26
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas

Carol Burnett is an American actress, comedienne, singer and writer, whose career spans six decades of television.

She is best known for her long-running TV variety show, The Carol Burnett Show, originally aired on CBS.

She has achieved success on stage, television and film in varying genres including dramatic and comedy roles. She has also appeared on various talk shows and as a panelist on game shows.

Carol Burnett is an American actress, comedienne, singer and writer, whose career spans six decades of television.

She is best known for her long-running TV variety show, The Carol Burnett Show, originally aired on CBS.

She has achieved success on stage, television and film in varying genres including dramatic and comedy roles. She has also appeared on various talk shows and as a panelist on game shows.

In 1959, she became a regular player on The Garry Moore Show, a job that lasted until 1962. She won an Emmy Award that year for her "Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Musical Program or Series" on the show. Burnett portrayed a number of characters, most memorably the put-upon cleaning woman who would later become her signature alter-ego.

The Carol Burnett Show debuted in September 1967, garnering 23 Emmy Awards and winning or being nominated for multiple Emmy and Golden Globe Awards every season it was on the air.

Carol Burnett was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1985.

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Awards & Nominations

23 Nominations | 6 Emmys | 1 Honor
Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded) - 2018
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series - 2009
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series - 1998
Hall of Fame - 1985
  • Winner
  • Carol Burnett, as Honoree
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Carol Burnett and James Corden
Norman Lear and Carol Burnett on stage at the 69th Emmy Awards.
Norman Lear and Carol Burnett on stage at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.
Kristin Chenoweth, Carol Burnett and Bruce Rosenblum
Audience for "An Evening with Carol Burnett"
Kristin Chenoweth and Carol Burnett
Kristin Chenoweth
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Carol Burnett on stage at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys.

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Carol Burnett and James Corden
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Carol Burnett and James Corden at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys.

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Norman Lear and Carol Burnett on stage at the 69th Emmy Awards.
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Norman Lear and Carol Burnett on stage at the 69th Emmy Awards.

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Norman Lear and Carol Burnett on stage at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.
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Norman Lear and Carol Burnett on stage at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.

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Kristin Chenoweth, Carol Burnett and Bruce Rosenblum
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Audience for "An Evening with Carol Burnett"
Kristin Chenoweth and Carol Burnett
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