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Given Name

Date of Birth

Birth Place

Carol Creighton Burnett

April 26, 1933

San Antonio, Texas

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Carol Creighton Burnett (born April 26, 1933) is an American actress, comedian, singer, dancer and writer. Burnett started her career in New York. After becoming a hit on Broadway, she made her television debut. After successful appearances on The Garry Moore Show, Burnett moved to Los Angeles and began an eleven-year run on The Carol Burnett Show which was aired on CBS television from 1967 to 1978. With roots in vaudeville, The Carol Burnett Show was a variety show which combined comedy sketches, song, and dance. The comedy sketches included film parodies and character pieces. Burnett created many characters during the show's television run.

 

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Background information

Born

Carol Creighton Burnett

April 26, 1933 (age 78)

San Antonio, Texas, U.S.

Occupation

Actress, comedian, singer, dancer, writer

Years active

1955–present

Spouse

Don Saroyan (m. 1955–1962)

Joe Hamilton (m. 1963–1984)

Brian Miller (m. 2001)

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Early life

 

Burnett was born in San Antonio, Texas, the daughter of Ina Louise (née Creighton), a publicity writer for movie studios, and Joseph Thomas Burnett, a movie theater manager.[1][2] Both of her parents suffered from alcoholism, and at a young age she was left with her grandmother, Mabel Eudora White. Her parents divorced in the late 1930s, and Burnett and her grandmother moved to an apartment near her mother’s in an impoverished area of Hollywood. There, they stayed in a boarding house with her younger half-sister Chrissy.[3]

 

When Burnett was in the second and half grade, she briefly invented an imaginary twin sister named Karen, with Shirley Temple-like dimples. Motivated to further the pretense, Burnett recalled fondly that she "fooled the other boarders in the rooming house where we lived by frantically switching clothes and dashing in and out of the house by the fire escape and the front door. Then I became exhausted and Karen mysteriously vanished."[4]

 

For a while, she worked as an usherette at what is now the Hollywood Pacific Theatre (the forecourt of which is now the location of her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; see the section in the theatre's article for more information). After graduating from Hollywood High School in 1951, Burnett won a scholarship to UCLA, where she initially planned on studying journalism. During her first year of college, Burnett switched her focus to theater arts and English, with the goal of becoming a playwright. She found she had to take an acting course to enter the playwright program; "I wasn't really ready to do the acting thing, but I had no choice."[5] She followed a sudden impulse in her first performance; "Don't ask me why, but when we were in front of the audience, I suddenly decided I was going to stretch out all my words and my first line came out 'I'm baaaaaaaack!'"[5] The audience response moved her deeply:

 

 

They laughed and it felt great. All of a sudden, after so much coldness and emptiness in my life, I knew the sensation of all that warmth wrapping around me. I had always been a quiet, shy, sad sort of girl and then everything changed for me. You spend the rest of your life hoping you'll hear a laugh that great again.[5]

 

During this time, Burnett performed in several university productions, garnering recognition for her comedic and musical abilities. Her mother disapproved of her acting ambitions: 

She wanted me to be a writer. She said you can always write, no matter what you look like. When I was growing up she told me to be a little lady, and a couple of times I got a whack for crossing my eyes or making funny faces. Of course, she never, I never, dreamed I would ever perform.[4]

The young Burnett, always insecure about her looks, described her reaction to her mother's advice of "You can always write, no matter what you look like", in her 1986 memoir One More Time: "God, that hurt!"

 

In 1954, during her junior year, a professor invited Burnett and some other students to perform at a black-tie party. A man and his wife approached her afterward, as she was putting cookies in her purse to take home to her grandmother.[6] Instead of reprimanding her, the man complimented Burnett's performance and asked about her future plans. When he discovered that she wanted to go try her luck with musical comedy in New York, but did not have enough money, he offered her[6] and her boyfriend Don Saroyan each a $1000 interest-free loan on the spot. The conditions were that it was to be paid back in five years, his name was never to be revealed, and if she became a success, she would help others attain their dreams.[6] Burnett took him up on his offer. She and Saroyan left college and moved to New York to pursue acting careers. That same year, Burnett's father died of causes related to his alcoholism.

 

Career

 

Early career

 

After spending her first year in New York working as a hat check girl and failing to land acting jobs, Burnett along with other girls living at The Rehearsal Club, a boarding house for women seriously pursuing an acting career, put on The Rehearsal Club Revue on March 3, 1955. They mailed invitations to agents, who showed up along with stars like Celeste Holm and Marlene Dietrich, and this opened doors for several of the girls. Burnett was cast in a minor role on The Paul Winchell and Jerry Mahoney Show in 1955. She played the girlfriend of a ventriloquist’s dummy on the popular children’s program. This role led to her starring role opposite Buddy Hackett in the short-lived sitcom Stanley from 1956 to 1957.

 

After Stanley, Burnett found herself unemployed for a short time. She eventually bounced back a few months later as a highly popular performer on the New York circuit of cabarets and night clubs, most notably for a hit parody number called "I Made a Fool of Myself Over John Foster Dulles" (Dulles was Secretary of State at the time). In 1957, Burnett performed this number on both The Tonight Show, hosted by Jack Paar, and The Ed Sullivan Show. Burnett also worked as a regular on one of television's earliest game shows, Pantomime Quiz, during this time. In 1957, just as Burnett was achieving her first small successes, her mother died.

 

Burnett's first true taste of success came with her appearance on Broadway in the 1959 musical Once Upon a Mattress. The same year, she became a regular player on The Garry Moore Show, a job that lasted until 1962. She won an Emmy[7] 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. With her success on the Moore show, Burnett finally rose to headliner status and appeared in the 1962 special Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall, co-starring her friend Julie Andrews. The show was produced by Bob Banner, directed by Joe Hamilton, and written by Mike Nichols and Ken Welch.[8] Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Music. Burnett also guest-starred on a number of shows during this time, including The Twilight Zone episode "Cavender is Coming" and a recurring role as a tough female Marine in Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.. Burnett became good friends with the latter show's star, Jim Nabors, who would later be her first guest every season on her variety show.[9]

 

In 1963, Lucille Ball became a friend and mentor to Burnett, and after having the younger performer guest star on The Lucy Show a number of times, Ball reportedly offered Burnett her own sitcom called "Here's Agnes", to be produced by Desilu Productions. Burnett declined the offer, however, deciding instead to put together a variety show. The two remained close friends until Ball's death in 1989. Ball sent flowers every year on her birthday. When Burnett awoke on the day of her 56th birthday in 1989, she discovered via the morning news that Ball had died. Later that afternoon, flowers arrived at Burnett's house with the note "Happy Birthday, Kid. Love, Lucy."[10]

 

In 1964, Burnett was cast opposite Caterina Valente and Bob Newhart on the variety show The Entertainers which ran for only one season. She also starred in the Broadway musical Fade Out - Fade In but was forced to quit after sustaining a neck injury in a taxi accident. The show’s producers sued the actress for breach of contract, but the suit was later dropped.

 

The Carol Burnett Show

 

The hour-long Carol Burnett Show, which debuted in 1967, garnered 23 Emmy Awards and won or was nominated for multiple Emmy Awards every season it was on the air. Its ensemble cast included Tim Conway (who was a guest player until the ninth season),[11] Harvey Korman, Lyle Waggoner, and the teenaged Vicki Lawrence (who was cast partly because she looked like a younger Burnett). The network did not want her to do a variety show because they believed only men could be successful at variety, but Burnett's contract required that they give her one season of whatever kind of show she wanted to make.[12] She chose to carry on the tradition of past variety show successes.

 

A true variety show, The Carol Burnett Show struck a chord with viewers. Among other things, it parodied films ("Went With the Wind" for Gone With the Wind), television ("As the Stomach Turns" for the soap opera As the World Turns) and commercials. Musical numbers were also a frequent feature. Burnett and her team struck gold with the original skit "The Family", which eventually was spun off into its own television show called Mama's Family, starring Vicki Lawrence.

 

Burnett opened most shows with an impromptu question and answer session with the audience, lasting a few minutes, during which she often demonstrated her ability to humorously ad lib. On numerous occasions, she obliged when asked to perform her trademark[13] Tarzan yell.

 

Burnett ended each show by tugging her ear, which was a message to her grandmother who had raised her. This was done to let her know that she was doing well and that she loved her. During the show's run, Burnett's grandmother died. On an Intimate Portrait episode on Burnett, she tearfully recalled her grandmother's last moments: "She said to my husband Joe from her hospital bed 'Joe, you see that spider up there?' There was no spider but Joe said he did anyhow. She said 'Every few minutes a big spider jumps on that little spider and they go at it like RABBITS!!' And then she died. There's laughter in everything!"[14] Burnett continued the tradition of tugging her ear.

 

The Carol Burnett Show ceased production in 1978, and is generally regarded as the last successful major network prime-time variety show[citation needed]. It continues to have success in syndicated reruns.

 

Other roles

 

Burnett starred in a few films while her variety show was running, including Pete 'n' Tillie (1972). After the show ended, Burnett assumed a number of roles that departed from comedy. She appeared in several dramatic roles, most notably in the television movie Friendly Fire. She appeared as Beatrice O'Reilly in the film Life of The Party: The Story of Beatrice, a story about a woman fighting her alcoholism. Her other film work includes The Four Seasons, Annie, and Noises Off. She also returned to star in a different role as Queen Aggravain in the movie version of Once Upon a Mattress.

 

Burnett also made occasional returns to the stage: in 1974, she appeared at The Muny Theater in St. Louis, Missouri, in I Do! I Do! with Rock Hudson and eleven years later, she took the supporting role of Carlotta Campion in the 1985 concert performance of Stephen Sondheim's Follies.

 

Burnett made frequent appearances as a panelist on the game show Password, an association she maintained until the early 1980s. She was also the first celebrity to appear on the children's series Sesame Street, on that series' first episode on November 10, 1969.[15]

 

In the 1980s and 1990s, Burnett made several attempts at starting a new variety program. She also appeared briefly on The Carol Burnett Show's "The Family" sketches spinoff, Mama's Family, as her stormy character, Eunice Higgins. She played the matriarch in the cult comedy miniseries Fresno, which parodied the primetime soap opera Falcon Crest. She returned to TV in the mid-1990s as a supporting character on the sitcom Mad About You, playing Theresa Stemple, the mother of main character Jamie Buchman (Helen Hunt).

 

Burnett has long been a fan of the soap opera All My Children. She realized a dream when Agnes Nixon created the role of Verla Grubbs for her. Burnett suddenly found herself playing the long-lost daughter of Langley Wallingford (Louis Edmonds) and causing trouble for her stepmother Phoebe Tyler-Wallingford (Ruth Warrick). She hosted a 25th anniversary special about the show in 1995 and made a brief cameo appearance as Verla Grubbs on the January 5, 2005, episode which celebrated the show's 35th anniversary. Burnett reprised her role as Grubbs in September 2011 as part of the series' finale.

 

In 2008, Burnett had her second role as an animated character, in Horton Hears a Who!. Her first was in The Trumpet of the Swan. In 2009, she made a guest appearance on the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, for which she was nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series. In November 2010, she guest starred on an episode of Glee as the mother of cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester.[16]

 

Burnett was open to her fans, never refusing to give an autograph, and had limited patience for "Those who've made it, then complain about loss of privacy."[4]

 

Personal life

 

The first house Burnett lived in was the Beverly Hills house formerly owned by Harry James and Betty Grable. Growing up in rented rooms, an actual house was "a luxury", as "A Murphy bed was [her] idea of spacious."[4]

 

She married Don Saroyan on December 15, 1955; the couple divorced in 1962. On May 4, 1963, Burnett married TV producer Joe Hamilton, a divorced father of eight, with whom she had three daughters: actress and writer Carrie Hamilton, Jody Hamilton, and singer Erin Hamilton. The marriage ended in divorce in 1984, and Joe Hamilton later died of cancer (1991). On November 24, 2001, Burnett married Brian Miller (principal drummer in and contractor of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra), who is twenty-three years her junior.

 

In January 2002, Carrie Hamilton died of lung and brain cancer at the age of 38. She had become addicted to drugs as a teenager. Burnett and Carrie wrote a play together called Hollywood Arms, which was adapted from Burnett's bestselling memoir, One More Time. The Broadway production featured Linda Lavin as Burnett's character's beloved grandmother, and Michele Pawk as Burnett's mother Louise. Pawk went on to receive the 2003 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play.

 

In February 2012, during the taping of the Joan Rivers show "Joan and Melissa, Joan Knows Best," Joan Rivers came over to Carol Burnett to ask her to make an appearance at her grandson's school.  Burnett was not happy about the encounter, and tried to rebuff the invite.  Towards the end of the conversation, Rivers asked Burnett why she was agitated.  Carol Burnett said "Hawaii," and walked away.

 

Lawsuits

 

Burnett drew attention in 1981 when she sued the tabloid newspaper National Enquirer for libel after the Enquirer described her alleged public drunkenness, purportedly with Henry Kissinger. Carol was particularly sensitive to the accusations because of her parents' own alcoholism. The case, Carol Burnett v. National Enquirer, Inc., was a landmark for libel cases involving celebrities, although the unprecedented $1.6 million verdict for Burnett was reduced to about $800,000 on appeal. She donated a portion of that award to the University of Hawaii and University of California at Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, saying she hoped the suit would teach aspiring journalists the dangers of defaming individuals in articles. The money was used to fund Law and Ethics courses at the school. Burnett said at the time that she didn't care if she just won "cab fare", and that the lawsuit was a matter of principle.

 

In March 2007, she sued 20th Century Fox for copyright infringement, trademark violation, statutory violation of right of privacy, and misappropriation of name and likeness over the use of an altered version of her signature closing song and the portrayal of her cleaning lady character "charwoman" in an episode of Family Guy.[17] On May 26, 2007, the lawsuit was dismissed by a Los Angeles federal judge.[18] The judge used Hustler Magazine v. Falwell as the general basis for the decision.[19]

 

Awards and recognition

 

Emmy Awards 

  •  1962 – Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Musical Program or Series, The Garry Moore Show

  •  1963 – Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Musical Program or Series, Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall and An Evening with Carol Burnett

  •  1969, 1970, 1971 – Nominated for Outstanding Variety or Musical Series, The Carol Burnett Show

  •  1972 – Outstanding Variety Series – Musical, The Carol Burnett Show, shared with Joe Hamilton (executive producer) and Arnie Rosen (producer)

  •  1972 – Nominated for Outstanding Single Program – Variety or Musical – Variety and Popular Music, Julie and Carol at Lincoln Center

  •  1973 – Nominated for Outstanding Variety Musical Series, The Carol Burnett Show, with Joe Hamilton (executive producer), and Bill Angelos, Buz Kohan, and Arnie Rosen (producers)

  •  1974 – Outstanding Music-Variety Series, The Carol Burnett Show, with Joe Hamilton (executive producer) and Ed Simmons (producer)

  •  1974 – Nominated for Best Lead Actress in a Drama, 6 Rms Riv Vu

  •  1975 – Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Series, The Carol Burnett Show, with Joe Hamilton (executive producer) and Ed Simmons (producer)

  •  1976, 1977, 1978 – Nominated for Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Series, The Carol Burnett Show, with Joe Hamilton (executive producer) and Ed Simmons (producer)

  •  1977 – Nominated for Outstanding Special – Comedy-Variety or Music, Sills and Burnett at the Met, with Beverly Sills and Joe Hamilton (producer)

  •  1979 – Nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special, Friendly Fire

  •  1983 – Nominated for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program, Texaco Star Theater: Opening Night

  •  1993 – Nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, The Larry Sanders Show

  •  1995 – Nominated for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program, Men, Movies & Carol

  •  1997 – Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, Mad About You

  •  1998 – Nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, Mad About You

  •  2002 – Nominated for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special, Carol Burnett: Show Stoppers, with John Hamilton and Rick Hawkins (executive producers), Jody Hamilton and Mary Jo Blue (producers)

  •  2009 – Nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

 

Golden Globe Awards 

  •  1968 – Best TV Star – Female, The Carol Burnett Show

  •  1970, 1972, 1977, 1978 – Best TV Actress – Musical/Comedy, The Carol Burnett Show

  •  1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1979 – Nominated for Best TV Actress – Musical/Comedy, The Carol Burnett Show

  •  1973 – Nominated for Best Motion Picture Actress – Musical/Comedy, Pete 'n' Tillie

  •  1979 – Nominated for Best Motion Picture Actress in a Supporting Role, A Wedding

  •  1982 – Nominated for Best Motion Picture Actress – Comedy/Musical, The Four Seasons

  •  1983 – Nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical, Annie

  •  1983 – Nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV, Life of the Party: The Story of Beatrice

  •  1991 – Nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series – Comedy/Musical, Carol & Company

 

Tony Awards 

  • 1969 – Special Award (for "her charitable work . . . From her roots in the theatre, she has drawn upon her experience to create a very special rapport with audiences in another medium -- television -- and she has widened the theatrical horizons of her viewers.")[20]

Other 

  •  Burnett received a Peabody Award in 1962.

  •  She was awarded the Women in Film Crystal Award in 1980.[21]

  •  In 1997, she was awarded the Women in Film Lucy Award in recognition of her excellence and innovation in her creative works that have enhanced the perception of women through the medium of television.[22]

  •  She was a recipient of the 2003 Kennedy Center Honors.

  •  President George W. Bush awarded Burnett the Presidential Medal of Freedom on November 9, 2005.[23]

  •  She was named the Grand Marshal of the 109th Rose Parade and the 84th Rose Bowl Game on New Year's Day in 1998.

  •  She was the first honoree and presenter at second annual awards ceremony of the Back Stage West Garland Awards in 1999

  •  On December 1, 2009, she was inducted into the California Hall of Fame at The California Museum for History, Women and the Arts.

  •  Burnett was presented a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located at 6439 Hollywood Blvd., in front of the Hollywood Pacific Theatre where she worked as an usher in 1957.

Work

 

Television

 

 The Paul Winchell and Jerry Mahoney Show (regular in 1955)

 Stanley (1956–1957)

 Omnibus (October 1956)

 The Garry Moore Show (regular from 1959–1962)

 Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall (1962)

 The Twilight Zone (played Agnes Grep in episode "Cavender Is Coming" – 1962)

 An Evening with Carol Burnett (1963)

 Calamity Jane (1963)

 Once Upon a Mattress (1964)

 The Entertainers (1964–1965)

 The Lucy Show (special guest star-4 episodes-1966)

 Carol + 2 (1967)

 Get Smart (1967) as "Ozark" Annie Jones in Season 3 episode "One Of Our Olives Is Missing"

 The Carol Burnett Show (1967–1978)

 The Carol Burnett Show in London (1970)

 Julie and Carol at Lincoln Center (1971)

 Sesame Street (1971) giving a lecture about noses

 Once Upon a Mattress (1972)

 6 Rms Riv Vu (1974)

 Out to Lunch (1974)

 Twigs (1975)

 Cher (1975)

 Sills and Burnett at the Met (1976)

 All My Children (cast member: 1976, 1983, 1995, 2005, and 2011)

 Dolly and Carol in Nashville (1978)

 The Grass Is Always Greener over the Septic Tank (1978)

 Friendly Fire (1979)

 Carol Burnett & Company (1979)

 The Tenth Month (1979)

 The Muppet Show (1980) (Guest star Season 5, Episode 15)

 Eunice (1982) (teleplay based on the Family sketches separate from Mama's Family)

 Life of the Party: The Story of Beatrice (1982)

 Between Friends (1983)

 Mama's Family (cast member from 1983 to 1985)

 Burnett Discovers Domingo (1984)

 Magnum, P.I. (1984 and 1988 as Susan Johnson)

 The Laundromat (1985)

 Follies in Concert (1986)

 Fresno (1986) (miniseries)

 Plaza Suite (1987) (also executive producer)

 Carol, Carl, Whoopi and Robin (1987)

 Fame (1987) – episode Reggie and Rose (with Carrie Hamilton), broadcast April 27, 1987

 Hostage (1988)

 Julie & Carol: Together Again (1989)

 Carol & Company (1990) (canceled after one and a half seasons)

 The Carol Burnett Show (1991) (canceled after two months)

 The Larry Sanders Show (1992) - episode The Spider Episode

 The Carol Burnett Show: A Reunion (1993)

 Carol Burnett: The Special Years (1994)

 Seasons of the Heart (1994)

 Men, Movies & Carol (1994)

 Mad About You (Theresa Stemple, 1996–1999)

 Touched by an Angel (1997) – episode The Comeback (with Carrie Hamilton), broadcast November 23, 1997

 The Marriage Fool (1998)

 Putting It Together (2000)

 Carol Burnett: Show Stoppers (2001) (also executive producer)

 The Carol Burnett Show: Let's Bump Up the Lights (2004) (also executive producer)

 Once Upon a Mattress (2005) (also executive producer)

 Desperate Housewives (2006) (guest starring role as Eleanor Mason)

 American Masters Tribute to Carol Burnett (2007)

 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2009) (Emmy award-nominated guest appearance[6])

 The Bonnie Hunt Show (2010) (Special guest)

 Glee (2010) (Special guest star)[16]

 Conan (2012)

 

Filmography

 

 Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? (1963)

 Rowan & Martin at the Movies (1968) (short subject)

 Star Spangled Salesman (1968) (short subject)

 Pete 'n' Tillie (1972)

 The Front Page (1974)

 A Wedding (1978)

 Health (1980)

 The Four Seasons (1981)

 Chu Chu and the Philly Flash (1981)

 Annie (1982)

 Noises Off (1992)

 Moon Over Broadway (1997) (documentary)

 Get Bruce (1999) (documentary)

 The Trumpet of the Swan (2001) (voice)

 Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There (2004) (documentary)

 Once Upon a Mattress (2005)

 Horton Hears a Who! (2008) (voice)

 Post Grad (2009)

 The Secret World of Arrietty (2012) (voice)

 

Stage

 

 Once Upon a Mattress (1959)

 Fade Out - Fade In (1964)

 Moon Over Buffalo (1995)

 Putting It Together (1999)

 

References

 

 1.^ Carol Burnett Biography (1933–)

 2.^ That her mother's maiden name was Creighton is confirmed in Carol's autobiography "One More Time"

 3.^ Carol Burnett Fan

 4.^ a b c d Joan Downs. "Here's to you, Mrs. Hamilton." Life. Vol. 70, No. 18, May 14, 1971. pp 93–97.

 5.^ a b c Ouzounian, Richard (June 6, 2009). "One laugh changed Carol Burnett's life". Toronto Star. Retrieved September 18, 2009.

 6.^ a b c d Birnie, Peter (September 16, 2009). "Carol Burnett's comedy reign extends into dramatic role". Vancouver Sun. Retrieved March 23, 2011.

 7.^ "Carol Burnett Emmy Winner". The Emmys. Retrieved 2011-12-27.

 8.^ Shulman, Arthur; Youman, Roger (1966). How Sweet It Was. Television: A Pictorial Commentary. Bonanza Books, a division of Crown Publishers. Book has no page numbers; source: Chapter V, They Called Them Spectaculars

 9.^ Biography of Carol Burnett at www.nndb.com

 10.^ Fink, Mitchell. The Last Days of Dead Celebrities. Miramax, July 2006, 288 pages.

 11.^ Interview on Entertainment Tonight. May 22, 2006.

 12.^ [1] LA Times Interview

 13.^ "Carol Burnett's Tarzan Yell". allDAY on Today. March 12, 2008. Retrieved February 11, 2012.

 14.^ Lifetime Channel's Intimate Portrait episode on Burnett

 15.^ Muppet Wiki: Sesame Street episode 1

 16.^ a b Hetrick, Adam (August 4, 2010). ""Glee" Nabs Carol Burnett as Sue Sylvester's Mom". Playbill.com. Retrieved August 4, 2010.

 17.^ "Carol Burnett v. Family Guy." The Smoking Gun. Retrieved on 2010-11-23.

 18.^ Carol Burnett vs. Family Guy, 10 Zen Monkeys.com. Retrieved on 3 July 2007.

 19.^ "Burnett v. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.". California Anti-SLAPP Project. Retrieved 25 April 2011. "Hustler Magazine v. Falwell, 485 U.S. 46, 51, 108 S.Ct. 876, 99 L.Ed.2d 41 (1988). Here, Family Guy put a cartoon version of Carol Burnett/the Charwoman in an awkward, ridiculous, crude, and absurd situation in order to lampoon and parody her as a public figure. Therefore, the Court finds that a parodic character may reasonably be perceived in the Family Guy's use of the Charwoman because it is a “literary or artistic work that broadly mimics an author's characteristic style and holds it up to ridicule.”"

 20.^ Presentation speech by Alan King, 1969 Tony Awards broadcast on NBC

 21.^ "Past Recipients: Crystal Award". Women In Film. Retrieved May 10, 2011.

 22.^ http://wif.org/past-recipients

 23.^ "Carol Burnett jokes with President George W. Bush ...". The White House. Nov. 9, 2005. Retrieved February 20, 2012.

24. Senate Medal of Honor page

 

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1955

1956

1960

1960

1962

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Title

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Stanley (TV series)

The Carol Burnett Show (TV special)

No Place Like Home (TV movie)

Twilight Zone (TV series)

Role

Uncredited (1 episode)

Celia (2 episodes)

Herself/ various characters

Uncredited

Agnes Grep (1 episode)

Year

1963

1963

1964

1966-1967

1967

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Title

Calamity Jane (TV movie)

Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?

Once Upon a Mattress (TV movie)

The Lucy Show (TV series)

Get Smart (TV series)

Role

Calamity Jane

Stella Irving

Princess Winnifred

Carol Bradford (4 episodes)

Ozark Annie (1 episode)

Year

1967-1978

1967-1969

1968

1970

1970

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Title

The Carol Burnett Show (TV series)

Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. (TV series)

The Bob Hope Show (TV series)

Here's Lucy (TV series)

The Carol Burnett Show in London (TV special)

Role

Herself/ various characters

Carol Barnes (2 episodes)

Goodfellow's Wife (1 episode)

Carol Krausmeyer (1 episode)

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Year

1970

1972

1972

1972

1974

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Title

The Tim Conway Comedy Hour (TV series)

Once Upon a Mattress (TV movie)

Pete 'n' Tillie

The Electric Company (TV series)

6 Rms Riv Vu (TV movie)

Role

Herself/ various characters (2 episodes)

Princess Winifred the Woebegone

Tillie

Herself (2 episodes)

Anne Miller

Year

1974

1974

1975

1976

1978

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Title

Out to Lunch (TV movie)

The Front Page

Twigs (TV movie)

Sills and Burnett at the Met (TV special)

A Wedding

Role

Various characters

Mollie Malloy

Emily/ Celia/ Dorothy/ Ma

Herself

Tulip Brenner

Year

1978

1979

1979

1979

1980

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Title

The Grass Is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank (TV movie)

Friendly Fire (TV movie)

Carol Burnett & Company (TV series)

The Tenth Month (TV movie)

Health

Role

Dorothy Benson

Peg Mullen

Herself/ various characters

Dori Grey

Gloria Burbank

Year

1981

1981

1982

1982

1982

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Title

The Four Seasons

Chu Chu and the Philly Flash

Eunice (TV movie)

Annie

Life of the Party: The Story of Beatrice (TV movie)

Role

Kate Burroughs

Emily

Eunice

Miss Hannigan

Beatrice O'Reilly

Year

1983

1983

1983-1984

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Title

SCTV Network (TV series)

Between Friends (TV movie)

Mama's Family (TV series)

All My Children (TV series) Magnum, P.I. (TV series)

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Woman in Courtroom (1 episode)

Mary Catherine Castelli

Eunice Higgins (6 episodes)

Mrs. Johnson / Verla Grubbs Susan Johnson (2 episodes)

Year

1985

1985

1986

1987

1987

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Title

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Happily Ever After (TV movie)

Fresno (TV mini-series)

Fame (TV series)

Plaza Suite (TV movie)

Role

Alberta Johnson

Narrator (voice)

Charlotte Kensington

Rose (1 episode)

Karen Nash/Muriel Tate/Norma Hubley

Year

1988

1990

1991

1992

1994

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Title

Hostage (TV movie)

Carol & Company (TV series)

The Tale of Peter Rabbit (TV movie)

Noises Off...

Seasons of the Heart (TV movie)

Role

Martha

Herself / Various characters

Narrator/ Mrs. Rabbit/ Cat (voice)

Dotty Otley / Mrs. Clackett

Vivian Levinson

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1998

2000

2001

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Title

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Touched by an Angel (TV series)

The Marriage Fool (TV movie)

Putting It Together (TV movie)

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Role

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Lillian Bennett (TV series)

Florence

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Year

2005

2006

2008

2009

2009

           

Title

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Desperate Housewives (TV series)

Horton Hears a Who!

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV series)

Post Grad

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Kangaroo (voice)

Birdie Sulloway (1 episode)

Grandma Maureen

Year

2010

2010

     
           

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