Carol Burnett is a well-known American actress. She is also a writer, singer, and comedienne whose career has spanned over six decades on TV. She is best known for CBS’s ‘The Carol Burnett Show.’ Burnett has appeared in a number of talk shows and has appeared in many films, television, and stage. She has won several awards and nominations for her career. Keep reading to know more about Carol Burnett’s net worth in 2018.
Carol Creighton Burnett was born in San Antonio, Texas on April 26, 1933, to her parents Ina Louise Creighton and Joseph Thomas Burnett. She was raised by her grandmother named Mabel Eudora White.
In 1951, she completed her schooling at Hollywood High School. Following this, she enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles. She initially planned to study journalism but a year later switched to English and theatre arts.
From 1955 to 1962, Carol Burnett was married to Don Saroyan. In 1963, she got married to Joe Hamilton. They have three daughters named Carrie Hamilton, Jody Hamilton, and Erin Hamilton. In 1984, she divorced Hamilton. She then married Brian Miller in 2001.
She was very good friends with Beverly Sills and Lucille Ball and is good friends with Vicki Lawrence, Jim Nabors, Betty White, and Julie Andrews.
Carol Burnett started her career by getting employed as a hat-check girl. In 1955, she appeared in an episode of the television show ‘The Paul Winchell Show.’ She then went on to appear in ‘Stanley,’ ‘Omnibus,’ and ‘The Gary Moore Show.’
In 1963, she was in the TV film ‘Calamity Jane.’ This was followed by appearing in ‘The Entertainers’ and ‘The Lucy Show.’ In 1967, she started her own show called ‘The Carol Burnett Show.’ The show went on till 1978. In 1996, she starred in ‘Mad About You.’
She has appeared in many made-for-television films like ‘’Once Upon a Mattress’, ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit,’ ‘Plaza Suite,’ ‘Happily Ever After,’ ‘Eunice,’ ‘Friendly Fire,’ ‘Twigs,’ and ‘6 Rms Riv Vu’.
Burnett made her film debut in 1963. In 1968, she was seen in the film ‘Star Spangled Salesman.’ Her other film credits include ‘The Front Page,’ ‘Health,’ ‘Four Seasons,’ ‘Annie,’ ‘Noises Off,’ and ‘Post Grad.’ She has voiced in many films including ‘The Trumpet of the Swan.’
She has also appeared in a number of theatre productions including ‘Love Letters,’ ‘Moon Over Buffalo,’ ‘I Do! I Do!’, ‘Follies,’ ‘Plaza Suite,’ and Putting It Together.
Awards & Achievements
In 1962, Carol Burnett won the Peabody Award and was the winner of two Crystal Award. She has won six Golden Globe Awards and is the winner of six Primetime Emmy Awards. In 2017, Burnett won the Grammy Awards. In 1985, she was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame. She has also won the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005 and was conferred with the Mark Twain Prize in 2013. She has also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Net Worth of Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett has an estimated net worth of more than $25 million. She made this fortune as a successful actress and has been appearing on television for over six decades. She has successfully appeared in a number of theater, films, and television, and is also an award-winning writer and singer. Burnett’s net worth further increased by appearing in several talk shows. She still continues to entertain people with her charismatic performance.
Carol Burnett is considered one of the most popular actresses in the world. She has been active in her career since the 1950s. She has received several honors in her career and has also penned many books. Carol Burnett has also written memoirs with her late daughter Carrie Hamilton.