Carol Creighton Burnett (born April 26, 1933) is an American actress, comedian, singer and writer. She is best known for her groundbreaking comedy variety show ‘The Carol Burnett Show’, which originally aired on CBS. It was one of the first of its kind to be hosted by a woman. During and after her variety show, Burnett appeared in many television and film projects, for which she has won various awards. She has achieved success on stage, television and film in varying genres including dramatic and comedic roles. She has also appeared on various talk shows and as a panelist on game shows.
Her breakout success came from Broadway in 1959 in ‘Once Upon a Mattress’, for which she received a Tony Award nomination. Burnett later went on to win various awards, such as Emmys, Golden Globes and Tony’s. In 2019, Golden Globes named an award after her, of which she was the first winner. Aside from the occasional guest-starring role on television, Burnett has mostly stayed away from the spotlight over the previous years, yet she still earns honorary awards for her groundbreaking work in comedy. Learn More…