Known for her comedic and dramatic roles on film, Broadway and most notably on the multiple Emmy award winning "Carol Burnett Show," which was named one of “100 Best Television Shows of All Time,” Carol Burnett has been honored with Golden Globes, People’s Choice Awards, Horatio Alger, Ace and Peabody Awards.
A Kennedy Center Honoree, she has also received the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for Humor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame. In 2013 she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
A New York Times best-selling author she added playwright to her credits when she and her daughter, Carrie Hamilton, wrote Hollywood Arms, which premiered on Broadway in 2002. She's currently co-starring on Broadway in a limited run of Love Letters. Join her in conversation with the one and only Rosie O’Donnell.
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Award-winning actress and New York Times best-selling author for Carrie and Me: A Mother-Daughter Love Story and This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection, and her autobiography, One More Time, Carol Burnett added playwright to her credits when she and her daughter, Carrie Hamilton, wrote Hollywood Arms, which premiered on Broadway in 2002, directed by Hal Prince. Burnett is currently back on Broadway in a limited run co-starring in Love Letters.
She is widely recognized for her work for her comedic and dramatic roles on film, Broadway and most notably "The Carol Burnett Show." Named one of “100 Best Television Shows of All Time,” the show ran for 11 years, averaging 30 million viewers per week, and receiving 25 Emmy Awards, making it one of the most honored shows in television history. Her memorable portrayal of "Starlet" O’Hara in a parody of Gone with the Wind, is always counted among the top 10 greatest moments in television history and the Bob Mackie designed “curtain-rod” dress, resides at The Smithsonian.
Ms. Burnett has been honored with Emmys, Golden Globes, People’s Choice Awards, the Horatio Alger Award, an Ace Award and the Peabody Award. A Kennedy Center Honoree, she has received the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for Humor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2013, the City of Los Angeles named the intersection of Highland Ave. and Selma directly adjacent to Hollywood High School, Carol’s alma mater, Carol Burnett Square.
When not performing, she enjoys spending time with her husband Brian, her two daughters Erin and Jody, her grandsons and her cat, Nikki. As a passionate supporter of the arts and education, she established several scholarships around the country, including the Carol Burnett Musical Theatre Competition at her alma mater, UCLA, and the Carrie Hamilton Foundation, to honor her daughter’s memory.
A very talented comedian, actress and television personality, Rosie O'Donnell began her career with five winning appearances on "Star Search." After appearing in films like Sleepless in Seattle and A League of Their Own, O'Donnell went on to host her own hugely successful Emmy award winning daytime TV talk show "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" and later co-hosted "The View." She also had her own successful radio show, "Rosie Radio." This past June, Rosie received an incredible milestone in philanthropy when she was awarded the prestigious Isabelle Stevenson Award at the 2014 Tony Awards for her dedication, commitment and unconditional generosity towards arts education and New York City's public schools. Most recently, Rosie made headline news with the announcement of her highly anticipated return to daytime television as co-host of ABC's "The View" in September 2014.