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Carol Burnett Biography

Birth Name:
Carol Creighton Burnett
Birth Place:
San Antonio, Texas, United States
Profession
Actor, comedian, singer

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

  • 2002Emmy-Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special: nominated
  • 1995Emmy-Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program: nominated
  • 1991Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1991People's Choice Awards-Favorite Female Performer in a New TV Series: winner
  • 1983Emmy-Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program: nominated
  • 1983Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 1982Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1981People's Choice Awards-Favorite Female TV Performer: winner
  • 1980People's Choice Awards-Favorite Female TV Performer: winner
  • 1980People's Choice Awards-Favorite Female TV Performer: winner
  • 1979Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1979Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1979People's Choice Awards-Favorite Female TV Performer: winner
  • 1979Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1979Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special: nominated
  • 1979People's Choice Awards-Favorite Female TV Performer: winner
  • 1978Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: winner
  • 1978Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: winner
  • 1978Emmy-Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Series: nominated
  • 1978Emmy-Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Series: nominated
  • 1977Emmy-Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Series: nominated
  • 1977Emmy-Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Series: nominated
  • 1977Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: winner
  • 1977Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: winner
  • 1977Emmy-Outstanding Special - Comedy-Variety or Music: nominated
  • 1976Emmy-Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Series: nominated
  • 1976Emmy-Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Series: nominated
  • 1976Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1976Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1976People's Choice Awards-Favorite Female TV Performer: winner
  • 1976People's Choice Awards-Favorite Female TV Performer: winner
  • 1975Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1975Emmy-Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Series: winner
  • 1975Emmy-Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Series: winner
  • 1975Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1974Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1974Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1974Emmy-Best Lead Actress in Drama: nominated
  • 1974Emmy-Outstanding Music-Variety Series: winner
  • 1974Emmy-Outstanding Music-Variety Series: winner
  • 1973Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1973Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1973Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1973Emmy-Outstanding Variety Musical Series: nominated
  • 1973Emmy-Outstanding Variety Musical Series: nominated
  • 1972Emmy-Outstanding Single Program - Variety or Musical (Variety and Popular Music): nominated
  • 1972Golden Globe-Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy Series or Television Movie: winner
  • 1972Golden Globe-Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy Series or Television Movie: winner
  • 1972Emmy-Outstanding Variety Series - Musical: winner
  • 1972Emmy-Outstanding Variety Series - Musical: winner
  • 1971Emmy-Outstanding Variety Series - Musical: nominated
  • 1971Emmy-Outstanding Variety Series - Musical: nominated
  • 1970Golden Globe-Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: winner
  • 1970Emmy-Outstanding Variety or Musical Series: nominated
  • 1970Emmy-Outstanding Variety or Musical Series: nominated
  • 1970Golden Globe-Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: winner
  • 1969Emmy-Outstanding Variety or Musical Series: nominated
  • 1969Emmy-Outstanding Variety or Musical Series: nominated
  • 1968Golden Globe-Actress in a Television Series: winner
  • 1968Golden Globe-Actress in a Television Series: winner
  • 1963Emmy-Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Musical Program: winner
  • 1963Emmy-Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Musical Program: winner
  • 1962Emmy-Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Musical Program: winner

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