Hollywood High School
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Los Angeles
Was cast on the TV series "Julie's Greenroom" (2017)
Appeared on three episodes of "Hawaii Five-O"
Played a recurring role on the sitcom "Hot in Cleveland"
Voiced the character Hara in the U.S. release of the Studio Ghibli animated fantasy film "The Secret World of Arrietty"
Guest starred as Sue Sylvester's (Jane Lynch) mother on Fox musical comedy series "Glee"
Earned a Grammy nomination for Best Spoken Word for the album, This Time Together: Laughter And Reflection
Played Alexis Bledel's eccentric mother in the film "Post Grad"
Earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for her role in "Law and Order: SVU" as faded ballet star Bridget 'Birdie' Sulloway
Voiced Sour Kangaroo in the animated feature "Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!"
Guest-starred on ABC's "Desperate Housewives" as Bree Van de Kamp's (Marcia Cross) stepmother
Played the villainous Queen Aggravainin in the ABC production of "Once Upon a Mattress"
With daughter Carrie co-wrote the Broadway play "Hollywood Arms," adapted from Burnett's bestselling memoir
Returned to Broadway musicals as the star of "Putting It Together," a revue of Stephen Sondheim songs
Appeared as the mother of Jamie Buchman (Helen Hunt) on the NBC sitcom "Mad About You"
Returned to Broadway after 30 years in comedy with "Moon Over Buffalo"; earned a Tony nomination; show was subject of a behind-the-scenes documentary "Moon Over Broadway"
Returned to TV with new CBS variety hour "The Carol Burnett Show"; also debuted as executive producer
Headlined short-lived comedy anthology "Carol & Company" (NBC)
Published her memoir One More Time
Landed recurring role on "All My Children" (ABC) as Verla Grubbs, a character created for her by series creator Agnes Nixon
Played Eunice Higgins opposite Thelma Harper's Thelma 'Mama' Harper on the sitcom "Mama's Family" (NBC, Syndicated)
Played four roles (three sisters and their mother) in the first TV adaptation of the four-part stage comedy-drama "Twigs"
Appeared on stage at the Huntington Hartford Theater in "Plaza Suite"; returned seven years later for "Same Time, Next Year" (1977)
Headlined and produced the CBS comedy-variety program "The Carol Burnett Show" (later syndicated as "Carol Burnett and Friends")
Played recurring role of a tough career marine on the popular CBS sitcom "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C."
Hosted CBS variety series "The Entertainers" on a rotating basis with Bob Newhart and Catarina Valente
Returned to Broadway to star in the musical "Fade Out, Fade In"
Co-starred with Julie Andrews on CBS special "Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall"
Film debut, "Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?"
Appeared as a klutzy usher helped by a bungling apprentice angel in "Cavender Is Coming" on the "Twilight Zone" (CBS)
Broadway debut as Princess Winifred in "Once Upon a Mattress"
Offered a ten-year, $1 million contract for her exclusive services by CBS
Joined the primetime variety series "The Garry Moore Show" (CBS) as a regular
Was a regular panelist on TV quiz program "Stump the Stars" (CBS, ABC)
Song she introduced in New York cabarets, "I Made a Fool of Myself Over John Foster Dulles" landed her guest spots on the Jack Paar and Ed Sullivan shows
Made New York nightclub debut at the Blue Angel
Played Celia, Buddy Hackett's girlfriend on the short-lived TV sitcom "Stanley" (NBC)
First appeared on Garry Moore's daytime variety program
Organized "The Rehearsal Club Revue of 1955" which led to her TV debut
TV debut on th Saturday morning children's program "The Paul Winchell and Jerry Mahoney Show" (NBC) as dummy Jerry's girlfriend
Moved to NYC at age 21 and performed in industrial shows
Moved to Hollywood with her grandmother, where she was raised in a boarding house
Stage debut in a production of "Annie, Get Your Gun" at UCLA
Was given $1,000 by a benefactor (who saw her perform at a society party) to go to New York and launch her professional career on the condition of anonymity and the promise to repay the money by helping others if she ever became a success
Founded independent production company Kalola Productions with Marcia Brandwynne
The actress received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Emerson College of Boston in 1980.
Burnett and daughter Jody had osteotomies surgically performed in the early 1980s to relieve recurring headaches, and improve her chin and overbite.
In 1981, Burnett successfully sued the National Enquirer for libel after the tabloid newspaper described her alleged public drunkenness. The case was a landmark for libel cases involving celebrities, although the unprecedented $1.6 million verdict for Burnett was reduced to about $200,000 on appeal, and eventually settled out of court.
Burnett was named Jack Benny Humanitarian of the year by the March of Dimes in 1982.
She was given the International Radio and Television Society's Gold Medal in 1984.
Burnett was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1985.
Burnett was named the Grand Marshal of the 1998 Tournament of Roses Parade.
In November 1998, she donated materials relating to "The Carol Burnett Show" (CBS) to the UCLA archives.
Burnett was a recipient of the 2003 Kennedy Center Honors at the age of 70.