Carol Burnett is a popular and well-known American actress and a comedian as well. She has gained her popularity mainly from a television show which she stars known as ‘The Carol Burnett Show’ which have made her gain much dominance in the television entertainment. Though she faced a very sorrowful childhood, she remained focused and lived a life full of humor which made her join the comedy, laughter, and entertainment industry. Here is a quick summary of the biography, career and net worth of Carol Burnett in 2020.
Early Life & Biography
Carol Burnett was born on 26th April in the year 1933 in San Antonio at Texas. She was born to her parents Joseph Thomas Burnett and her mother Ina Louise Creighton. Her parents then separated in the late 1930s which led Burnett to move with her grandmother who was known as Mabel Eudora White to a small apartment where they lived located in Hollywood in California.
Her grandmother made her love movies. She then joined Hollywood High School from which she graduated from this school in the year 1951 after which she then joined the University of California in Los Angeles from which she pursued a course in Journalism. In her first year in the university, however, she switched her course in which she then majored in Theatre Arts and English.
While in the university, she made a decision to make acting to be her profession from which she did some performance for some theatre groups and university productions. She got a fortunate support from one of the patrons who got impressed by her performance and offered her a $1000 interest-free loan so that she would pursue her career through moving to New York and get to the showbiz.
Carol Burnett has been married thrice in which her first marriage was on the year 1955 when she got married to Don Saroyan but divorced in 1962. She then got married to Joe Hamilton in 1963 with whom they had three daughters known as Erin, Jody, and Carrie but they also in 1984. She then got married again in 2001 to Brian Miller who is her current husband.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Carol Burnett commenced her career by being employed as a hat-check girl. In this, she featured in shows such as ‘The Paul Winchell Show’, ‘Omnibus’, ‘Stanley’, and ‘The Gary Moore Show’. She appeared in a TV film known as ‘Calamity Jane’ in 1963 which was then followed by ‘The Entertainers’, and ‘The Lucy Show’.
In the year 1967, Carol Burnett began her own show which was known as ‘The Carol Burnett Show’ which went along being a success till the year 1978. She then began starring in another show known as ‘Mad About You’ in the year 1996. Her popularity had grown and she would feature in most films and shows as a guest star. Some of the other television films she has appeared in include; The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Once Upon a Mattress, Happily Ever After, Plaza Suite, Friendly Fire, Eunice, Twigs and 6 Rms Riv Vu.
She has had unmatched success in her career having her appearance in most productions in which some of the other main appearances include films such as Moon Over Buffalo, I Do! I Do!, Follies, Love Letters, and Putting It Together. With her great success, she has won several awards such as the 6 Golden Globe Awards and 6 Primetime Emmy Awards and many other awards.
Net Worth & Earnings
Carol Burnett has an estimated net worth of $30 Million. This is from the fortunate earnings she has had in her career which has been full of success. In more than 6 decades, she has been a successful actress in which she has appeared in many television series and films. In addition, she appears in talk shows which have also earned her many earnings.
Carol Burnett has not only ventured in acting but she has also written many books. She is one of the aged characters who has shined in her industry hence making her have a big contribution in the industry.