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Carol Burnett was one of the most popular and honored entertainers of her era — a gifted comedienne who was arguably best known for her classic television variety series, she also enjoyed success on record, on stage and on the big screen. Born in San Antonio, TX on April 26, 1933, Burnett was raised primarily by her grandmother in Los Angeles, later studying theatre arts and English at UCLA. Summer stock work followed before she relocated to New York City, where she first attracted attention on the local club circuit; she soon became a frequent guest on TV variety programs, typically singing her rock & roll parody "I Made a Fool of Myself Over John Foster Dulles." After co-starring in the short-lived 1956 sitcom Stanley, Burnett finally won her breakthrough role in 1959 in the off-Broadway musical hit Once Upon a Mattress; the show's success earned her a regular gig on TV's The Garry Moore Show, where she remained for three seasons and earned the first of countless Emmy awards.

In 1962, Burnett teamed with Julie Andrews for the smash television special Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall; a year later, she made her feature film debut in Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? Despite Burnett's initial success, she frequently faced difficulty finding projects that properly showcased her considerable talents — a long-term contract with the CBS network consistently failed to yield a workable premise, and so she was out of the spotlight for some time until co-starring in the 1965 Broadway musical Fade Out—Fade In. Finally, in 1967 — the same year she issued the LP Sings — a desperate CBS green-lighted The Carol Burnett Show, a sketch-comedy/musical variety series that also included cast members like Tim Conway and Harvey Korman; the show was an unprecedented commercial and critical favorite, winning 22 Emmys and remaining one of the highest-rated shows on the air until its final broadcast in 1978.

In the meantime, Burnett reunited with Andrews for a Lincoln Center performance in 1971 — it was finally released commercially in 1989, the same year the duo made their next joint appearance at Los Angeles' Pantages Theatre — and the following year she returned to the big screen with Pete 'n' Tillie. Appearances in 1974's The Front Page and 1978's A Wedding followed, but Burnett's film career never hit the same heights as her TV work, and despite the success of movies like 1981's The Four Seasons and 1982's musical adaptation Annie, from the mid-1980s onward she primarily focused on television and the stage, appearing in a series of TV movies as well as theatrical productions including the 1985 Stephen Sondheim tribute Follies in Concert. Burnett returned to the variety show format with 1990's Carol and Company, which failed to repeat the popularity of its predecessor and was quickly cancelled.
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Oct 30 Mon 7:30 PM Carol Burnett Sony Centre For The Performing Arts
Toronto, ONT
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Nov 2 Thu 8:00 PM Carol Burnett National Arts Centre - Southam Hall
Ottawa, ONT
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Nov 4 Sat 7:30 PM Carol Burnett St. Denis Theatre - Hall 1
Montreal, QUE
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Carol Burnett (born April 26, 1933) was one of the most successful female comedians on American television, thanks largely to her variety show that ran on CBS from 1967 through 1978.

Burnett was born in San Antonio, Texas to two alcoholic parents, who left her with her grandmother, who moved to Hollywood, California. She graduated from Hollywood High School and the University of California, Los Angeles, and worked her way up through bit parts on TV, coming to prominence in the mid-1950s singing a novelty love song, "I Made a Fool of Myself Over John Foster Dulles". She achieved success in Broadway in the 1959 musical Once Upon a Mattress. In the same year she appeared on the Garry Moore television variety show as a regular until 1962. With her success on this variety show she finally came to headliner status and appeared in the 1962 special Julie and Carol and Carnegie Hall, also starring fellow singer/actress Julie Andrews.

The hour-long The Carol Burnett Show was a huge success, garnering 22 Emmy awards and continuing to success in syndicated re-runs. Its ensemble cast included Tim Conway, Harvey Korman, Lyle Waggoner and Vicki Lawrence, who was cast partly because she looked like a younger Burnett.

Burnett drew attention in 1981, when she sued the National Enquirer for libel after the tabloid newspaper described her alleged public drunkenness. The case is a landmark in the study of libel cases involving celebrities, although the unprecedented $1.6 million verdict was reduced on appeal, and the case was eventually settled out of court.

Burnett returned to TV in the mid 1990's as a supporting character on the sitcom Mad About You when she played Theresa Stemple, the mother of main character Jamie Buchman, played by Helen Hunt.

Burnett was a recipient of Kennedy Center Honors for 2003.

Burnett has been a long time fan of the soap opera All My Children. She got to live a dream when Agnes Nixon created the role of Verla Grubbs for her. Burnett suddenly found herself playing the long lost daughter of Langly Wallingford (Louis Edmonds), and raising hell for her stepmother Pheobe Tyler-Wallingford (Ruth Warrick). She hosted a 25th Anniversary special about the show in 1995, and made a brief cameo as Verla on the January 5th 2005 episode celebrating the 35th anniversary of the program. Due to scheduling conflicts the scene was shown on the Los Angeles set of General Hospital, instead of the New York set where All My Children is taped.
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