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Carol Burnett ACTOR

Carol Burnett was born on April 26th, 1933 in San Antonio, Texas with the middle name Creighton, born to Jodie and Louise Burnett.  Her parents both suffered from alcoholism, therefore, she was raised by her grandmother.  She relocated to Hollywood with her grandmother and lived in a number of boarding houses. 
After Burnett graduated from high school she went on to study at the university of California and majored in theater.  She never earned her college degree and instead dropped out early to pursue a career in the industry.
Soon she was appearing in a number of nightclubs which lead to the chance to work on the night-time variety shows with Jack Paar and Ed Sullivan.
Her first big break came in 1950 at the age of twenty two performing on, "The Paul Winchell and Jerry Mahoney Show" followed by appearances on, "Stanley" (1956) and "Stump the Stars" (1958).
In addition to her night-club performing and television work, she really began to earn some respect for her stage work on Broadway appearing in such productions as, "Once Upon a Mattress".
As her career progressed she added such credits as the television series, "The Garry Moore Show" (1958), "Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall" (1962) and the films, "Bewitched" (1964) and "Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?" (1963).
In 1967 she was given the chance to have her own show, "The Carol Burnett Show" which in total earned 22 Emmy Awards and ran for eleven years.  Alongside her highly successful show, Burnett still made time to add more film credits to her resume in, "Calamity Jane" (1963) starring Doris Day and Howard Keel, "Pete 'n' Tillie" (1972), "The Front Page" (1974) and "A Wedding" (1978) starring alongside Howard Duff, Mia Farrow and Lillian Gish just to name a few of the stars.
Burnett was also cast in a variety of television movies such as, "Friendly Fire" (1979) starring Ned Beatty, Timothy Hutton and Sam Waterston, "Life of the Party: The Story of Beatrice" (1982), "Eunice" (1982) and "Between Friends" (1983) co-starring Elizabeth Taylor.
She tried to return to television with, "Carol & Company" (1990) and "The Carol Burnett Show" (1991), but this time, neither were as successful.  However, Burnett did not slow down and continued to add more television appearances to her credits appearing on the series, "Magnum, P.I" (1980) starring Tom Selleck, "Touched By an Angel" (1994), "Mad About You" (1992), "Desperate Housewives" (2004) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2009).
Throughout her career in the industry she has won numerous awards such as a Woman in Film Crystal Award in 1980, The Kennedy Center Honors in 2003, the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005 and she was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Carol Burnett has married three times during her lifetime, first to Don Saroyan in 1955, however by 1962, this marriage came to an end.  She then wed Joe Hamilton in 1963 and they had three children before they divorced in 1984.  Her current husband is Brian Miller and they wed in 2001.  In 2002, she lost her daughter Carrie Hamilton at the young age of thirty eight to brain cancer. 
Although, she does not work as frequently now, she still makes occasional appearances, most recently appearing on the soap Operas, "All My Children" (1983-2011) portraying, Mrs. Johnson also known as Verla Grubbs.


1983-2011  All My Children 

2010   Glee

2010   The Secret World of Arrietty 

2009   Post Grad

2009   Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 

2008   Horton Hears a Who!

2006   Desperate Housewives 

2005   Once Upon a Mattress 

2001    The Trumpet of the Swan

2000   Putting It Together

1996-1999  Mad About You 

1998   The Marriage Fool

1997   Touched by an Angel 

1994   Seasons of the Heart

1992   The Larry Sanders Show

1992   Noises Off...

1991   The Tale of Peter Rabbit

1990   Carol & Company 

1988   Hostage

1984-1988  Magnum, P.I.

1987   Plaza Suite

1987   Fame

1986   Fresno

1985   Happily Ever After 

1985   The Laundromat 

1983-1984  Mama's Family

1983   Between Friends 

1983   SCTV Network 

1982   Life of the Party: The Story of Beatrice

1982   Annie

1982   Eunice

1981   Chu Chu and the Philly Flash 

1981   The Four Seasons

1980   HealtH

1979   The Tenth Month 

1979   Carol Burnett & Company 

1979   Friendly Fire 

1978   The Grass Is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank 

1978   A Wedding 

1967-1978  The Carol Burnett Show 

1977   3 Girls 3 

1977   Insight

1976   Sills and Burnett at the Met

1975   Twigs 

1974   The Front Page

1974   Out to Lunch 

1974   6 Rms Riv Vu 

1972   The Electric Company 

1972   Pete 'n' Tillie 

1972   Once Upon a Mattress 

1971   Li'l Abner

1970   The Tim Conway Comedy Hour 

1970   The Carol Burnett Show in London 

1970   Here's Lucy 

1967-1969  Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

1968   The Bob Hope Show

1966-1967  The Lucy Show

1967   Get Smart

1967   Our Place

1964   Once Upon a Mattress 

1963   Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?

1963   Calamity Jane

1962   Twilight Zone

1961   The DuPont Show of the Week 

1960   The United States Steel Hour 

1956   Stanley 

Matinee Classics - The Carol Burnett Show starring Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, Lyle Waggoner and Tim Conway
Matinee Classics - The Carol Burnett Show starring Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, Lyle Waggoner and Tim Conway

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