Carol Burnett

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Carol Creighton Burnett (born April 26, 1933) is an American actress, comedian, singer and writer, whose career spans six decades of television. She is best known for her long-running TV variety show, The Carol Burnett Show, originally aired on CBS. She has achieved success on stage, television and film in varying genres including dramatic and comedy roles. She has also appeared on various talk shows and as a panelist on game shows.

Born in San Antonio, Texas, Burnett moved with her grandmother to Hollywood, where she attended Hollywood High School and eventually studied theater and musical comedy at UCLA. Later she performed in nightclubs in New York City and had a breakout success on Broadway in 1959 in Once Upon a Mattress, for which she received a Tony Award nomination. She soon made her television debut, regularly appearing on The Garry Moore Show for the next three years, and won her first Emmy Award in 1962. Burnett had her television special debut in 1963 when she starred as Calamity Jane in the Dallas State Fair Musicals production of Calamity Jane on CBS.[1] Burnett moved to Los Angeles, California, and began an 11-year run as star of The Carol Burnett Show on CBS television from 1967 to 1978. With its vaudeville roots, The Carol Burnett Show was a variety show that combined comedy sketches with song and dance. The comedy sketches included film parodies and character pieces. Burnett created many memorable characters during the show's 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 film projects. Her film roles include Pete 'n' Tillie (1972), The Front Page (1974), The Four Seasons (1981), Annie (1982), Noises Off (1992), and Horton Hears a Who! (2008). On television, she has appeared in other sketch shows; in dramatic roles in 6 Rms Riv Vu (1974) and Friendly Fire (1979); in various well-regarded guest roles, such as in Mad About You, for which she won an Emmy Award; and in specials with Julie Andrews, Dolly Parton, Beverly Sills, and others. She returned to the Broadway stage in 1995 in Moon Over Buffalo, for which she was again nominated for a Tony Award.

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Health
 
HealtH (also known as Health and H.E.A.L.T.H.) is a 1980 American ensemble comedy film, the fifteenth feature project from director Robert Altman.
Annie
 
Annie is a 1982 American musical film adapted from the Broadway musical of the same name by Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin, and Thomas Meehan, which in turn is based on Little Orphan Annie, the 1924 comic strip by Harold Gray.
Calamity Jane
 
Calamity Jane (A Musical Western) is a stage musical based on the historical figure of frontierswoman Calamity Jane.
Horton Hears a Who!
 
Horton Hears a Who! is a 2008 American computer-animated comedy adventure film based on the book of the same name by Dr. Seuss.

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Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Show Live Stream: How to Watch Special Online
  –  December 3, 2017
Carol Burnett is a comedienne, singer, writer and actress, whose career in entertainment has spanned over six decades. She also had a long-running TV variety show called The Carol Burnett Show, which originally aired on the CBS network. So, it makes sense ...
Getting to know Carol Burnett
  –  February 1, 2018
Eunice and Mrs. Wiggins from "The Carol Burnett Show." "It just tells Carol's story from a little bit about her childhood and how she got her first big break and a little bit about her as a human being. It's all told through music and stories and not all ...
What It Takes - Carol Burnett
  –  December 29, 2017
00:15:32 CAROL BURNETT: Lotfi Mansouri, who was the — you know, the brilliant director of opera, he was a student. He was ahead of me, and he was in the music department, and he said, "You know, there's a musical comedy segment that we do," and he said ...
'Carol Burnett Show': 50 years of hilarity
  –  November 29, 2017
Carol Burnett is a national treasure, a funny lady who delights in putting on a show — as her theme song tells us — “just to have a laugh or sing a song.” She generated a symphony of laughs, music and Tarzan yells through “The Carol Burnett Show ...
Kevin Spacey cut from CBS 'Carol Burnett Show' anniversary special
  –  November 8, 2017
Kevin Spacey was officially removed from CBS’ upcoming special celebrating the 50th anniversary of “The Carol Burnett Show.” Entertainment Weekly confirmed Wednesday the 58-year-old actor has been cut from the previously recorded show after being ...
Kevin Spacey cut from Carol Burnett special
  –  November 8, 2017
(LOS ANGELES) -- In the latest fallout from the allegations of sexual harassment against Kevin Spacey, Variety reports that the actor's segment has been edited out of an upcoming CBS special celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Carol Burnett Show.
Kevin Spacey Removed From ‘The Carol Burnett Show’ Anniversary Special
  –  November 8, 2017
This time around, even CBS cut ties with the actor and removed him from the 50th anniversary special of “The Carol Burnett Show.” A representative from the network confirmed with Variety that the special, which will air on Dec. 3, will not include ...

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