Carol Burnett

  • Birth Name: Carol Creighton Burnett
  • Birth Place: San Antonio, Texas, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian, Singer
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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

  • 1976, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Female TV Performer: Winner
  • 1969, Emmy — Outstanding Variety or Musical Series: Nominee
  • 1993, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1981, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Female TV Performer: Winner
  • 1979, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1979, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: 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
  • 1962, Emmy — Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Musical Program: Winner
  • 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
  • 1977, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 1998, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: 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
  • 1979, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special: Nominee
  • 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
  • 1973, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1974, Emmy — Outstanding Music-Variety Series: Winner
  • 1975, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Series: Winner
  • 1978, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 1972, Golden Globe — Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy Series or Television Movie: Winner
  • 1970, Golden Globe — Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 1968, Golden Globe — Actress in a Television Series: Winner
  • 1983, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
  • 1996, Tony — Actress (Play): Nominee
  • 1974, Emmy — Best Lead Actress in Drama: Nominee
  • 1995, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
  • 1970, Emmy — Outstanding Variety or Musical Series: Nominee
  • 1977, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Series: Nominee
  • 1997, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 1981, People's Choice Awards — Favorite All-Around Female Entertainer: Winner
  • 1972, Emmy — Outstanding Single Program - Variety or Musical (Variety and Popular Music): Nominee
  • 1960, Tony — Actress (Musical): Nominee
  • 1976, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Series: Nominee
  • 2002, Emmy — Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special: Nominee
  • 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1979, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Female TV Performer: Winner
  • 2017, Peabody — Personal Award: Winner
  • 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
  • 1980, People's Choice Awards — Favorite All-Around Female Entertainer: Winner
  • 1982, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1983, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 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
  • 1973, Emmy — Outstanding Variety Musical Series: Nominee
  • 1978, People's Choice Awards — Favorite All-Around Female Entertainer: Winner
  • 1971, Emmy — Outstanding Variety Series - Musical: Nominee
  • 1980, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Female TV Performer: Winner
  • 1969, Tony — Special Award: Winner
  • 2015, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Life Achievement Award: Winner
  • 2016, Grammy — Best Spoken Word Album: Winner

Relationships

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

College

  • Attended University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States
MIXED-ISH - In "mixed-ish," Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow's parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they're perceived as neither black nor white. This family's experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one's own identity when the rest of the world can't decide where you belong. (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)
MYKAL-MICHELLE HARRIS, ARICA HIMMEL, ETHAN WILLIAM CHILDRESS

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