Carol Burnett is an American actress, comedian, singer, and writer. Known for her comedic versatility and improvisation skills, she is widely regarded as one of the greatest female comedians of all time.
Burnett began her career as a nightclub singer in the early 1950s. She broke through on television in 1959 with The Garry Moore Show, where she quickly became a fan favorite for her comedic skills and musical talents. In 1967, she launched her own variety show, The Carol Burnett Show, which ran for 11 seasons and won 25 Emmy Awards. The show was known for its hilarious sketches and star-studded guests.
In addition to her work on television, Burnett has also had a successful career in film. She has appeared in a number of notable films, including Pete 'n' Tillie (1972), The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975), and Annie (1982). She has also starred in several Broadway musicals, including Once Upon a Mattress (1959) and Moon Over Buffalo (1995).
Burnett is a recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor (2003) and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2013). She is also a member of the Television Hall of Fame and the American Comedy Hall of Fame.