Awarded: April 2000
(b. April 26, 1933)
Carol Burnett started her career in off-Broadway theater and first achieved national attention with a novelty tune titled “I Made a Fool Of Myself Over John Foster Dulles.” She then made her way to television via appearances on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” She won the hearts of TV viewers playing the nervous klutz in dozens of hilarious skits in “The Garry Moore Show,” and she was an instant hit. In 1967, The Carol Burnett Show debuted, running for a span of 11 successful years. In the 1970s, Burnett began a second career as a film actress.