CAROL BURNETT BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
Carol Burnett was born on April 26th, 1933 in San Antonio, Texas with the middle name Creighton, born to Jodie and Louise Burnett. Her parents both suffered from alcoholism, therefore, she was raised by her grandmother. She relocated to Hollywood with her grandmother and lived in a number of boarding houses.
After Burnett graduated from high school she went on to study at the university of California and majored in theater. She never earned her college degree and instead dropped out early to pursue a career in the industry.
Soon she was appearing in a number of nightclubs which lead to the chance to work on the night-time variety shows with Jack Paar and Ed Sullivan.
Her first big break came in 1950 at the age of twenty two performing on, "The Paul Winchell and Jerry Mahoney Show" followed by appearances on, "Stanley" (1956) and "Stump the Stars" (1958).
In addition to her night-club performing and television work, she really began to earn some respect for her stage work on Broadway appearing in such productions as, "Once Upon a Mattress".
As her career progressed she added such credits as the television series, "The Garry Moore Show" (1958), "Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall" (1962) and the films, "Bewitched" (1964) and "Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?" (1963).
In 1967 she was given the chance to have her own show, "The Carol Burnett Show" which in total earned 22 Emmy Awards and ran for eleven years. Alongside her highly successful show, Burnett still made time to add more film credits to her resume in, "Calamity Jane" (1963) starring Doris Day and Howard Keel, "Pete 'n' Tillie" (1972), "The Front Page" (1974) and "A Wedding" (1978) starring alongside Howard Duff, Mia Farrow and Lillian Gish just to name a few of the stars.
Burnett was also cast in a variety of television movies such as, "Friendly Fire" (1979) starring Ned Beatty, Timothy Hutton and Sam Waterston, "Life of the Party: The Story of Beatrice" (1982), "Eunice" (1982) and "Between Friends" (1983) co-starring Elizabeth Taylor.
She tried to return to television with, "Carol & Company" (1990) and "The Carol Burnett Show" (1991), but this time, neither were as successful. However, Burnett did not slow down and continued to add more television appearances to her credits appearing on the series, "Magnum, P.I" (1980) starring Tom Selleck, "Touched By an Angel" (1994), "Mad About You" (1992), "Desperate Housewives" (2004) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2009).
Throughout her career in the industry she has won numerous awards such as a Woman in Film Crystal Award in 1980, The Kennedy Center Honors in 2003, the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005 and she was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Carol Burnett has married three times during her lifetime, first to Don Saroyan in 1955, however by 1962, this marriage came to an end. She then wed Joe Hamilton in 1963 and they had three children before they divorced in 1984. Her current husband is Brian Miller and they wed in 2001. In 2002, she lost her daughter Carrie Hamilton at the young age of thirty eight to brain cancer.
Although, she does not work as frequently now, she still makes occasional appearances, most recently appearing on the soap Operas, "All My Children" (1983-2011) portraying, Mrs. Johnson also known as Verla Grubbs.
1983-2011 All My Children
2010 The Secret World of Arrietty
2009 Post Grad
2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
2008 Horton Hears a Who!
2006 Desperate Housewives
2005 Once Upon a Mattress
2001 The Trumpet of the Swan
2000 Putting It Together
1996-1999 Mad About You
1998 The Marriage Fool
1997 Touched by an Angel
1994 Seasons of the Heart
1992 The Larry Sanders Show
1992 Noises Off...
1991 The Tale of Peter Rabbit
1990 Carol & Company
1984-1988 Magnum, P.I.
1987 Plaza Suite
1985 Happily Ever After
1985 The Laundromat
1983-1984 Mama's Family
1983 Between Friends
1983 SCTV Network
1982 Life of the Party: The Story of Beatrice
1981 Chu Chu and the Philly Flash
1981 The Four Seasons
1979 The Tenth Month
1979 Carol Burnett & Company
1979 Friendly Fire
1978 The Grass Is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank
1978 A Wedding
1967-1978 The Carol Burnett Show
1977 3 Girls 3
1976 Sills and Burnett at the Met
1974 The Front Page
1974 Out to Lunch
1974 6 Rms Riv Vu
1972 The Electric Company
1972 Pete 'n' Tillie
1972 Once Upon a Mattress
1971 Li'l Abner
1970 The Tim Conway Comedy Hour
1970 The Carol Burnett Show in London
1970 Here's Lucy
1967-1969 Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
1968 The Bob Hope Show
1966-1967 The Lucy Show
1967 Get Smart
1967 Our Place
1964 Once Upon a Mattress
1963 Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?
1963 Calamity Jane
1962 Twilight Zone
1961 The DuPont Show of the Week
1960 The United States Steel Hour