Carol Burnett

Carol Burnett

  • Highest Rated: 88% Moon Over Broadway (1997)
  • Lowest Rated: 8% Post Grad (2009)
  • Birthday: Apr 26, 1933
  • Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, USA
  • American entertainer Carol Burnett and her sister were both raised by their loving grandmother. It has long been a matter of public record that Burnett credits her grandmother for encouraging her to utilize her comic and musical talents to the fullest. Working her way through UCLA, she majored in English and Theater arts, gradually developing the poise and self-confidence to tackle an entertainment career. After nightclub work, Burnett was spotlighted on the variety programs of Steve Allen, Ed Sullivan, and Jack Paar, bringing down the house on Paar's program with the specialty ballad "I Made a Fool of Myself over John Foster Dulles." In 1956, Burnett co-starred with Buddy Hackett in the live TV sitcom Stanley, which unfortunately was scheduled opposite the indestructible Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts. A near-star several times over, Burnett finally grabbed the brass ring with her bravura performance in the 1959 off-Broadway musical Once Upon a Mattress, which led to a three-season stint as a regular on The Garry Moore Show. An Emmy award resulted from her contribution to Moore, and another Emmy followed for a 1962 joint appearance with Julie Andrews at Carnegie Hall. Some of her comedy of the era was the self-deprecating sort allotted to women who weren't raving beauties, but she transcended the cruelty of the jokes with an inner beauty that one would have to be blind to miss. As a slapstick comedienne Burnett was unrivalled, even by the sainted Lucille Ball, and on occasion she was allowed to drop the comic mask and deliver a heart-rending ballad. In 1962, CBS signed Burnett to a long term contract under the supervision of her then-husband, producer Joe Hamilton. After an uncomfortable few months in 1964 in which the producers of the Broadway production Fade Out Fade In sued Burnett for abandoning the play to appear in a weekly variety series The Entertainers, her post-Garry Moore career moved along unevenly. She was advised to sign for another series but avoided the option of situation comedy (she once insisted that she didn't want to be trapped playing someone named Agnes every week). In 1967, virtually out of desperation for a workable idea, The Carol Burnett Show premiered on CBS. Burnett patterned the program after Garry Moore's opening monologue, brief sketches with continuing characters, parodies, musical bits, and a closing all-star musical comedy production number. With such first-rate supporting talent as Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, Lyle Waggoner and Tim Conway, The Carol Burnett Show was a ratings-grabber until its final telecast in 1978. Carol Burnett's life and career since then has been distinguished by as many valleys as peaks. Her film career never truly got off the ground, despite excellent performances in such pictures as Pete 'N' Tillie (1972) and A Wedding (1978). Nevertheless, Carol Burnett has more than earned her place in the pantheon of television giants.Burnett would remain active in the coming decades, starring in everything from the classic musical Annie to the sitcom Mama's Family, not to mention making inumerable appearances on shows like Touched By an Angel, Mad About You, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, and Glee.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Stephen Sondheim's Putting It Together - A Musical Review Actor 2013
8% Post Grad Grandma Maureen $6.3M 2009
79% Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! Kangaroo $154.4M 2008
No Score Yet Rona Barrett's Hollywood: Nothing but the Truth Actor 2008
No Score Yet Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business Of America Actor 2008
No Score Yet Friendly Fire Actor 2006
No Score Yet The Last Guy on Earth Actor 2006
No Score Yet Once Upon a Mattress Queen Aggravain Executive Producer 2005
No Score Yet Carol Burnett: Just to Have a Laugh Actor 2005
83% Broadway: The Golden Age Actor 2004
No Score Yet Putting It Together: A Musical Review Actor 2002
15% The Trumpet of the Swan Mrs. Hammerbotham 2001
No Score Yet A Bing Crosby Christmas Actor 2000
71% Get Bruce Actor 1999
No Score Yet The Marriage Fool Florence 1998
88% Moon Over Broadway Actor 1997
No Score Yet Men, Movies, and Carol Actor 1994
31% Made in America Executive Producer 1993
No Score Yet Wisecracks Actor 1993
61% Noises Off Dotty 1992
No Score Yet Storybook Musicals Actor 1991
No Score Yet The AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards: Billy Wilder Actor 1986
No Score Yet Follies in Concert Carlotta Campion 1985
No Score Yet Between Friends Mary Catherine Castelli 1983
56% Annie Miss Hannigan 1982
No Score Yet Eunice Actor 1982
No Score Yet Chu Chu and the Philly Flash Emily 1981
77% The Four Seasons Kate Burroughs 1981
No Score Yet Health Gloria Burbank 1980
No Score Yet The Tenth Month Dori Grey 1979
No Score Yet Friendly Fire Peg Mullen 1979
73% A Wedding Tulip Brenner 1978
No Score Yet Follies in Concert Actor 1978
No Score Yet The Grass Is Always Greener over the Septic Tank Dorothy Benson 1978
70% The Front Page Mollie Malloy 1974
80% Pete 'n' Tillie Tillie 1972
No Score Yet Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? Stella Irving 1963

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

80% Forky Asks a Question
2019
Chairol Burnett
  • 2019
No Score Yet A Little Help With Carol Burnett
2018
Host
  • 2018
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet Harry
2016-2018
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Rachael Ray
2015
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
41% Chelsea
2016-2017
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
Deb McGarrett Aunt Deb
  • 2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
Penny
  • 2015
  • 2013
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2011
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Inside Comedy
2012-2015
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
71% Glee
2009-2015
Doris Sylvester
  • 2010
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Birdie Sulloway
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2009
66% Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
Eleanor Mason
  • 2008
  • 2006
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
Appearing
  • 2006
No Score Yet Mad About You
1992-1999
Theresa Stemple Theresa
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1992
100% The Larry Sanders Show
1992-1998
Herself
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1992
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
  • 1997
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
Susan Johnson
  • 1988
  • 1984
No Score Yet Fame
1982-1987
Rose
  • 1987
No Score Yet Mama's Family
1983-1990
Eunice
  • 1983
100% The Muppet Show
1976-1981
Guest
  • 1981
No Score Yet The Carol Burnett Show
1967-1978
Host
  • 1978
  • 1977
  • 1976
  • 1975
  • 1974
  • 1973
  • 1972
  • 1971
  • 1970
  • 1969
  • 1968
  • 1967
No Score Yet Sesame Street
1969
Voice
  • 1971
No Score Yet Get Smart
1965-1970
Ozark Annie
  • 1967
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Agnes Grep
  • 1962
  • 1960
No Score Yet All My Children
1970-2013
Verla Grubbs
96% Angie Tribeca
2016-2018
No Score Yet Carol & Company
1991

QUOTES FROM Carol Burnett CHARACTERS

Dotty Otley
i cant see far with this leg
Dotty Otley
Lucky I can't see far with this leg.
The Housekeeper (English version)
Alright. I'll give it a try.