Carol Burnett Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

31st January 2016

Quote: "Carol has been such a huge part of all of our lives for the past 50 years, from her Broadway debut in Once Upon a Mattress in 1959 to 11 glorious seasons of her own smash-hit variety show, to her unforgettable film roles in movies like The Front Page and Annie, right up until this year's unauthorised biopic Carol, about her longtime friendship with Julie Andrews... Watch it again!" Tina Fey jokes about Carol Burnett's Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement prize, which was presented to the comedy legend on Saturday night (30jan16).

29th September 2015

Quote: "He said, 'I do a lot of voices and I make a lot of funny faces', and I thought it was so sweet. I wrote him back and said, 'We already have our regulars on our show', and I wished him luck. I didn't know this until years later when I met him and we did Horton Hears a Who! (in 2008) and Jim told me. I should have hired him." Actress/comedienne Carol Burnett was shocked to discover her Horton Hears a Who! co-star Jim Carrey once wrote her a fan letter and asked if he could be on her show when he was a child.

15th October 2014

Quote: "I think she'll knock it out of the ball park. I'm anxious to see what she'll do with it, but I'm a big fan of hers." Veteran comedienne Carol Burnett is eager to see Cameron Diaz take on her iconic role of Miss Hannigan in the upcoming remake of movie musical Annie.

23rd May 2012

Fact: Actress Carol Burnett is to write a memoir about her late daughter Carrie Hamilton, who lost her cancer battle in 2002, aged 38. Carrie and Me: A Mother-daughter Love Story will be published in April, 2013.

22nd April 2011

Quote: "I just adore Jane Lynch and when they said I'd be playing her mother, I said, 'Lead me to the set, I don't care what you want me to do. I just want to lock eyeballs with that talented woman'." TV icon Carol Burnett on her role on hit U.S. show Glee.

19th February 2008

Quote: "I sent a letter to her when I was 10-years-old, trying to get on her show. I did about 150 impressions and I wanted to be one of the regulars. I did get a very kind rejection letter." Jim Carrey on what a thrill it was to work with his heroine Carol Burnett on new animated movie HORTON HEARS A WHO.

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