Carol Burnett's Life and Career as a Multitalented Actress and Comedian
Carol Burnett's recently turned 87 — her life and career achievements as an actress and comedian who had a long-running variety program back in the days.
Anyone who watched TV in the 60s and 70s probably remembers Carol Burnett. The 87-year-old had her very own variety program, "The Carol Burnett," which ran for 11 seasons!
She rose to fame after a series of guest appearances on television, along with a couple of specials. The actress has also featured in many films and performed on Broadway.
She released her autobiography, "One More Time," during the 80s. Burnett has won several awards, including Emmys, American Comedy awards, and even got a star on the Hollywood walk of fame.
The star actress was born Carol Creighton Burnett, on the 26th of April 1933 in Texas. She was a student at the Hollywood high school, where she finished in 1951.
Carol furthered her studies at the University of California, LOS ANGELES, where she majored in theatre arts and English as she hoped to become a playwright.
The actress did not follow through with her initial goal and chose to leave school early. She moved to New York with her boyfriend at the time with the hopes of starting up a career in acting.
Carol had her television debut in the early 1950s on "The Winchell-Mahoney Show," which was a TV program for kids.
Carol knows that she can get through it, and she is more grateful than she has ever been.
Not long after the comedian co-starred with Buddy Hackett on a sitcom, "Stanley," for a year, she started appearing regularly on "The Garry Moore Show," in 1959.
With all these under her belt, Carol was able to get her show, "The Carol Burnett Show," in 1967. It was a comedy program involving broad comedy skits and sketches. Burnett's expressive face always came in handy and made the show very funny.
She tried to launch a new show after her first one ended in 1978, but it was not successful. The entertainer did not give up, and she is currently hosting another show called "Carol Burnett: An Evening of Laughter and Reflection."
The comedian is at home in Santa Barbara where she and her neighbors are coming up with creative ways to socialize: "we're thinking of bringing some lawn furniture out to put it in the driveway and just have people sit and talk six feet apart."
Although the inability to see her family has been hard to adjust to, Carol knows that she can get through it, and she is more grateful than she has ever been.
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