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Carol Burnett

Carol Creighton Burnett (born April 26, 1933) is an American actress, comedienne, singer and writer. She is best known for her long-running eponymous TV variety show, but she has achieved success on stage, television and film in both dramatic and comedy roles. After a difficult childhood with alcoholic parents, Burnett discovered acting and comedy in college. She performed in nightclubs in New York City and had a breakout success on Broadway in 1959 in Once Upon a Mattress, receiving a Tony Award nomination. She soon made her television debut, regularly appearing on The Garry Moore Show for the next three years and winning her first Emmy Award in 1962. Burnett moved to Los Angeles and began an eleven-year run on The Carol Burnett Show which was aired on CBS television from 1967 to 1978. With roots in vaudeville, The Carol Burnett Show was a variety show which combined comedy sketches, song and dance. The comedy sketches included film parodies and character pieces. Burnett created many memorable characters during the show's television run, and both she and the show won numerous Emmy and Golden Globe Awards. During and after her variety show, Burnett appeared in many television and

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Carol Burnett -- Sued FROM THE GRAVE Over Home Video Deal

Carol Burnett Sued
FROM THE GRAVE ... Over Home Video Deal

For once, someone's NOT laughing at "The Carol Burnett Show" -- namely the guy who helped create the TV classic, and is now suing over a home video deal, but the catch is ... HE'S DEAD.The lawsuit… READ MORE >

Burnett vs. Andrews: Who'd You Rather?

Burnett vs. Andrews
Who'd You Rather?

Beloved living legends Carol Burnett, 76, and Julie Andrews, 74, shared a moment at the same event in L.A. on Monday.Question is ... See Also Englund vs. Haley: Who'd You Rather? Conaway vs.… READ MORE >

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Tim Conway: 'Memba Him?!

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'Memba Him?!

Comedian Tim Conway is best known for his work on "The Carol Burnett Show" in the '60s and '70s. Guess what he looks like now! READ MORE >

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Carol Burnett Sues Over "Family Guy" Gag

Carol Burnett Sues Over "Family Guy" Gag

Comedian Carol Burnett is suing the FOX comedy "Family Guy" for using one of Burnett's signature characters and an altered version of her theme music without permission.In a lawsuit filed in… READ MORE >

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