"So glad we had this time together"
On April 26, the legendary Carol Burnett celebrates her 90th birthday, and it's impossible not to feel a sense of awe and admiration and for her remarkable career and enduring legacy.
With her razor-sharp wit, infectious laughter, and boundless energy, Burnett has captivated audiences for generations and left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry. Best known for her groundbreaking variety show, "The Carol Burnett Show," which aired for 11 seasons on CBS, Burnett showcased her comedic range with a cast of memorable characters, including the irascible "Mama" and the zany "Eunice," alongside comedic legends like Harvey Korman and Tim Conway. The show's popularity earned Burnett numerous accolades, including multiple Emmy Awards and a Peabody Award.
Beyond her television work, Burnett has also appeared in a variety of films and Broadway productions, including "Annie" and "Moon Over Buffalo."
Her contributions to the entertainment industry have been widely recognized, including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a Kennedy Center Honor, and induction into the Television Hall of Fame.
Burnett's legacy as a trailblazing performer has influenced countless comedians who have followed in her footsteps, and her catchphrases and signature gestures have become iconic symbols of her humor and warmth. From her ear tug, which she used to signal her grandmother, to her famous closing song, "I'm So Glad We Had This Time Together," Burnett has become synonymous with the golden age of television and remains a beloved figure in American popular culture.
Join us for a delightful stroll down memory lane with a slideshow featuring vintage photos that highlight the illustrious career of the incomparable Carol Burnett.