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Carol Creighton Burnett (Burnett, Carol)

Born: 1933 AD
Currently alive, at 82 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Actresses, Comedians, Entertainers


1933 - Carol Creighton Burnett born on the 26th of April in San Antonio, Texas to Jodie and Louise Burnett. She is an American actress and comedienne.

1951 -  Graduated at Hollywood High School, Los Angeles, California.

1959 - 1962 - Appeared regularly on television in The Garry Moore Show. Her gift for parody and her knock-kneed comic grace gained her a wide following.

1959 - She made her Broadway debut in Once upon a Mattress.

1966 - 1977 - The weekly Carol Burnett Show became one of television's most popular programs and won her five Emmy Awards.

1972 - 1982 - She acted in several films, including Pete ‘n' Tillie and Annie.

1995 - She returned to Broadway in Moon over Buffalo.

2003 - She was a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors at the age of 70.

2005 - President George W. Bush awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom on the 9th of November.


Page last updated: 2:31am, 02nd Apr '07

  • "Comedy is tragedy plus time."
  • "When someone who is known for being comedic does something straight, it's always'a big breakthrough'or a'radical departure.'Why is it no one ever says that if a straight actor does comedy? Are they presuming comedy is easier?"
  • "Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me."
  • "When you have a dream you've got to grab it and never let go."
  • "Are we having fun yet?"