Carol Burnett, award-winning actress and best-selling author, is widely recognized by the public and her peers for her work on stage and screen, most notably The Carol Burnett Show. Named in 2007 by TIME magazine as one of “100 Best Television Shows of All Time,” The Carol Burnett Show ran for 11 years, averaged 30 million viewers per week, and received 25 Emmy Awards, making it one of the most honored shows in television history. But it is Carol’s artistic brilliance, her respect and appreciation of her fans, and her graciousness, integrity, warmth, and humor on and off screen that have made her one of the most beloved performers in entertainment and one of the most admired women in America.
As a highly-acclaimed actress for her comedic and dramatic roles on television, film and Broadway, Carol has been honored with 12 People’s Choice Awards, more than any other actress in the award show’s history, eight Golden Globes, six Emmy Awards, the Horatio Alger Award, the Peabody Award for “Friendly Fire,” and the Ace Award for “Between Friends” with Elizabeth Taylor. She has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, is a Kennedy Center honoree, and has been inducted into the Television Hall of Fame.
Carol has penned two New York Times Bestsellers, This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection and her autobiography, One More Time, for which, on both accounts, she received national critical acclaim for her writing skills and story-telling talent. The audiobook for This Time Together earned Carol her first Grammy nomination in 2010 for Best Spoken Word. That same year, she costarred alongside Jane Lynch, creating the role of Sue Sylvester’s mother in FOX television’s smash-hit Glee. In 2009, Carol was nominated for an Emmy for her portrayal as a murderess on Law and Order: SVU and she can be heard alongside Jim Carrey and Steve Carell as the voice of “Kangaroo” in 20th Century FOX’s hit animated feature, Dr. Seuss’s Horton Hears a Who. In February 2012 voiced the character of “Hara” in Disney’s animation adventure The Secret World of Arrietty and received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the International Cinematographers Guild’s 49th annual Publicists Awards. This honor is given for her extraordinary career and reputation for direct involvement in the promotion of the shows and movies in which she has starred.