Fast Facts

  • Served as the editor of her high-school newspaper and considered becoming a journalist.
  • Given $1000 from a benefactor with the stipulations that his name never be revealed and that she help others in a similar way once she became a success. She gives $1000 each year to an outstanding UCLA musical-theater student.
  • Famous ear-tug sign-off on The Carol Burnett Show was a nod to the deceased grandmother who raised her.
  • Considered Jim Nabors her good-luck charm and asked him to appear on the first episode of every season of The Carol Burnett Show.
  • Had her Hollywood Walk of Fame star placed in front of the movie theater where she once worked as an usher and popcorn seller.

Awards

  • 1972, Emmy — Outstanding Single Program - Variety or Musical (Variety and Popular Music): Nominee
  • 1974, Emmy — Best Lead Actress in Drama: Nominee
  • 1997, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2002, Emmy — Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special: Nominee
  • 1983, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
  • 1998, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1973, Emmy — Outstanding Variety Musical Series: Nominee
  • 1982, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1974, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1991, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1995, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
  • 1974, Emmy — Outstanding Music-Variety Series: Winner
  • 1975, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Series: Winner
  • 1973, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1970, Golden Globe — Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 1977, Emmy — Outstanding Special - Comedy-Variety or Music: Nominee
  • 1983, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1979, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special: Nominee
  • 1975, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1973, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1972, Golden Globe — Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy Series or Television Movie: Winner
  • 1968, Golden Globe — Actress in a Television Series: Winner
  • 1962, Emmy — Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Musical Program: Winner
  • 1978, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 1979, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1983, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1981, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Female TV Performer: Winner
  • 1996, Tony — Actress (Play): Nominee
  • 1970, Emmy — Outstanding Variety or Musical Series: Nominee
  • 1977, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Series: Nominee
  • 1972, Emmy — Outstanding Variety Series - Musical: Winner
  • 1978, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Series: Nominee
  • 1962, Peabody — Personal Award: Winner
  • 1976, People's Choice Awards — Favorite All-Around Female Entertainer: Winner
  • 1975, People's Choice Awards — Favorite All-Around Female Entertainer: Winner
  • 1977, People's Choice Awards — Favorite All-Around Female Entertainer: Winner
  • 1971, Emmy — Outstanding Variety Series - Musical: Nominee
  • 1980, People's Choice Awards — Favorite All-Around Female Entertainer: Winner
  • 1981, People's Choice Awards — Favorite All-Around Female Entertainer: Winner
  • 1980, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Female TV Performer: Winner
  • 1969, Tony — Special Award: Winner
  • 1969, Emmy — Outstanding Variety or Musical Series: Nominee
  • 1991, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Female Performer in a New TV Series: Winner
  • 1979, People's Choice Awards — Favorite All-Around Female Entertainer: Winner
  • 1976, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Female TV Performer: Winner
  • 1976, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1963, Emmy — Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Musical Program: Winner
  • 1979, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1977, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 1993, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1960, Tony — Actress (Musical): Nominee
  • 1976, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Series: Nominee
  • 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1979, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Female TV Performer: Winner
  • 1978, People's Choice Awards — Favorite All-Around Female Entertainer: Winner
  • 2015, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Life Achievement Award: Winner

Relationships

  • Jody Ann Hamilton — Daughter
  • Brian Miller — Husband
  • Don Saroyan — Ex-husband
  • Ina Louise Melton — Mother
  • Joe Hamilton — Ex-husband
  • Carrie Hamilton — Daughter
  • Chris Frauchinger — Half Sister
  • Joseph Burnett — Father
  • Erin Kate Hamilton — Daughter

College

  • Attended University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Details

  • Birth Name: Carol Creighton Burnett
  • Birth Place: San Antonio, TX
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian, Singer

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