Comic icons pay tribute to Ed Sullivan

Comic icons pay tribute to Ed Sullivan

LOS ANGELES, July 20 (UPI) -- Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Ray Romano and Jerry Seinfeld are to appear in a tribute to the classic American TV variety program "The Ed Sullivan Show."
Carol Burnett to return to 'AMC'

Carol Burnett to return to 'AMC'

LOS ANGELES, June 24 (UPI) -- Actress Carol Burnett has been booked to return to the U.S. soap opera "All My Children" for a few episodes in September, ABC said Friday.
O'Donnell to star in NBC variety special

O'Donnell to star in NBC variety special

BURBANK, Calif., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Comedian and former U.S. talk show host Rosie O'Donnell has agreed to star in a one-hour special called "Rosie's Variety Show," NBC said Thursday.

Korman dead at 81

LOS ANGELES, May 29 (UPI) -- Harvey Korman, 81, who starred in "The Carol Burnett Show" on TV and in "Blazing Saddles" on the big screen, died Thursday in Los Angeles, his family said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 26, 2008.
By United Press International

'Horton Hears a Who!' is No. 1

LOS ANGELES, March 16 (UPI) -- The animated movie "Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!" showed it's going to be a blockbuster, debuting in U.S. theaters at No. 1 this weekend.

Roger Moore to be honored at LA ball

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- British actor Roger Moore is set to make a rare visit to the United States to be honored at The Thalians' 52nd Anniversary Ball in Los Angeles.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Thursday, April 26, 2007.
By United Press International

Carol Burnett sues for misuse of character

LOS ANGELES, March 17 (UPI) -- Fox TVs' "Family Guy" violated copyright laws by using Carol Burnett's signature "Charwoman" character, a $6 million lawsuit filed in Los Angeles said.

22nd annual TV Critics Association Awards

PASADENA, Calif., July 24 (UPI) -- "Grey's Anatomy" was the big winner at the 22nd Television Critics Association awards, in Pasadena, Calif., winning the Best Program award.

Carol Burnett's childhood home for sale

SAN ANTONIO, May 12 (UPI) -- The one-story Victorian house where actress Carol Burnett grew up in San Antonio is on the market for $225,000.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, April 26, the 116th day of 2006 with 249 to follow.
By United Press International

Actor Joseph Bova dead at age 81

ENGLEWOOD, N.J., March 21 (UPI) -- Actor Joseph Bova, who was Prince Dauntless the Drab in Broadway's original production of "Once Upon a Mattress," has died. He was 81.

Carol Burnett to be a 'Desperate' stepmom

LOS ANGELES, March 2 (UPI) -- As if "Desperate Housewives'" Bree Van De Kamp doesn't have enough trouble, she's about to get a visit from her stepmom played by Carol Burnett.

Ali among Medal of Freedom honorees

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Boxing legend Muhammad Ali leads a list of 14 people from entertainment, sports and government who will be given the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom.
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Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett in a 1978 photo. (UPI Photo/Files)

Carol Creighton Burnett (born April 26, 1933) is an American actress, comedienne, singer, dancer and writer. Burnett started her career in New York. After becoming a hit on Broadway, she made her television debut. After successful appearances on The Garry Moore Show, Carol 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 ranged from film parodies to character pieces. Burnett created many endearing characters during the show's television run.

Burnett was born in San Antonio, Texas, the daughter of Ina Louise (née Creighton), a publicity writer for movie studios, and Joseph Thomas Burnett, a movie theater manager. Both of her parents, particularly her father, suffered from alcoholism, and at a young age she was left with her grandmother, Mabel Eudora White. Her parents divorced in the late 1930s, and Burnett and her grandmother moved to an apartment near her mother’s in an impoverished area of Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. There, they stayed in a boarding house with her younger half-sister Chrissy.

When Burnett was in the fourth grade, she briefly invented an imaginary twin sister named Karen, with Shirley Temple-like dimples. Motivated to further the pretense, Burnett recalled fondly that she "fooled the other boarders in the rooming house where we lived by frantically switching clothes and dashing in and out of the house by the fire escape and the front door. Then I became exhausted and Karen mysteriously vanished."

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