Carol Burnett is an American actress, comedienne, singer and writer, whose career spans six decades of television.
She is best known for her long-running TV variety show, The Carol Burnett Show, originally aired on CBS.
She has achieved success on stage, television and film in varying genres including dramatic and comedy roles. She has also appeared on various talk shows and as a panelist on game shows.
In 1959, she became a regular player on The Garry Moore Show, a job that lasted until 1962. She won an Emmy Award that year for her "Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Musical Program or Series" on the show. Burnett portrayed a number of characters, most memorably the put-upon cleaning woman who would later become her signature alter-ego.
The Carol Burnett Show debuted in September 1967, garnering 23 Emmy Awards and winning or being nominated for multiple Emmy and Golden Globe Awards every season it was on the air.
Carol Burnett was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1985.