Carol Burnett

Carol Burnett


4/26/1933, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Birth Name

Carol Creighton Burnett



Also Known As

Carol Brunett
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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Lucille Ball died on Carol's 56th birthday. Every year Lucy sent Carol flowers on her birthday, and that day, as was the tradition, Carol received flowers and a note from Lucy hours after learning of her death.

    • Carol starred in the Stephen Sondhiem revue Putting it Together at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles and on Broadway. Her best friend Julie Andrews played the same part in the American debut of the show off-Broadway.

    • Carol gave part of the money she gained from her lawsuit against The National Enquirer to the University of Hawaii and the University of California at Berkeley to be used for awards for ethics in journalism.

    • She is the godmother to Emma Kate Walton, who is the daughter of Julie Andrews and Tony Walton.

    • She is best friends with Julie Andrews.

    • One of Carol's best known trademark is her Tarzan yell that she always did on The Carol Burnett Show.

    • Her ex-husband, Joe Hamilton, was the executive producer for her show, The Carol Burnett Show.

    • In 1951, Carol graduated from Hollywood High School.

    • In 1996, Carol was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for Moon over Buffalo.

    • Carol recreated her performance in Once Upon a Mattress for a television special in 1972.

    • In 1954, she received an Associate of the Arts degree from the University of California at Berkley.

    • Carol was forced to drop out of the 1964 Broadway musical, Fade In, Fade Out because she suffered a neck injury during a taxi accident.

    • In 1981, she successfully sued National Enqurier for libel after an article they published about her publically being drunk while fighting with Henry Kissinger.

    • Carol's favorite actor is Anthony Hopkins.

    • Her daughter, Carrie Hamilton, succumbed to lung and brain cancer on January 20, 2002.

    • In 1969, Carol received a Special Tony Award for her contribution to the theater.

    • On December 9, 2005, Carol was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush.

    • Carol was great friends with actress/comedienne Lucille Ball, so much she she was a frequent guest star on The Lucy Show.

    • In 1985, Carol was inducted into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame.

    • She used to work as an usherette in a movie theater in Hollywood.

    • Carol attended the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television in 1954, but never completed her studies.

    • Carol is a huge fan of the ABC soap All My Children and even guest-starred on a few episodes playing the character Verla Grubbs.

  • Quotes

    • Carol Burnett: Giving birth is like taking your lower lip and forcing it over your head.

    • Carol: I don't have false teeth. Do you think I'd buy teeth like these?

    • Carol Burnett: Comedy is tragedy plus time.

    • Carol Burnett: I didn't ask to have somebody nose around in my private life. I didn't even ask to be famous. All I asked was to be able to earn a living making people laugh.

    • Carol Burnett: Adolescence is just one big walking pimple.

    • Carol Burnett: We didn't exactly starve, but we were pretty poor when I was growing up. I remember thinking, Oh gosh, if I could just make thirty dollars a month to help with the rent, that would be fabulous. So perhaps I envied performers when I heard that Bing Crosby made twenty dollars a minute.

  • You've made me laugh

    You made me laugh when life wasn't so kind. I too have a child who is using drugs and alcohol and am practicing tough love, Hope I am doing the right thing, we don't talk anymore. Hearing your stories helps me feel like I am not alone. Thankyou so much.
  • One of the funniest people in the world.

    Classic. Love her.