Carol Creighton Burnett is an American actress, comedian, singer and writer, whose career spans seven decades of television. She is best known for her groundbreaking television variety show, The Carol Burnett Show, originally aired on CBS. It was the first of its kind to be hosted by a woman
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Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
I think we're here for each other.
Comedy is a tragedy plus time.
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
When things are a disappointment, try not to be so discouraged.
You have to really want it, and don't take it personally if you don't get a job.
Because sometimes you're not the type. And sometimes it's somebody else's turn.
Ask anyone who's successful how they got there, you're going to hear a different story.
You have to go through the falling down in order to learn to walk.
It helps to know that you can survive it. That's an education in itself.
Well, I don't know how astute I am, but I did want to be a journalist when I was growing up.
My first book was an open letter to my three daughters.
I wanted to be on Broadway, but in musical comedy.
I had it in my contract with CBS, a very weird clause that was never written before and certainly not since, that if I wanted to do a variety show within the first five years of the contract, CBS would have to put it on for 30 shows.
I'm like your mother, your sister, whatever.
I never felt cynical, and I never felt that I couldn't do what I wanted to do.
It's almost impossible to be funnier than the people in Washington.
When I was in college at UCLA, I took a playwriting course.
I was all set to be a writer. But I had to take this acting class as a theater arts major. I had to do this scene in a one-act comedy. I just said this line, and then... this laugh happened. I thought, 'Whoa. This is a really good feeling. What have I been missing?'
Funny is funny. I dare anyone to look at Tim Conway and Harvey Korman doing the dentist sketch, which is more than 40 years old, and not scream with laughter.
It all happened the way it was supposed to. I wouldn't change anything. I had such a great run.
I think the hardest thing to do in the world, show-business-wise, is write comedy.
My grandmother and I followed my mother here, to a house a block north of Hollywood Boulevard but a million miles away from Hollywood, if you know what I mean. We would hang out behind the ropes and look at the movie stars arriving at the premieres.
But I didn't ask to have somebody nose around in my private life.
I didn't even ask to be famous. All I asked was to be able to earn a living making people laugh.
When I was starting out in this business, that was the norm.
You did it all. You looked around, and entertainers could dance, sing, play the piano, act, make you laugh.
I have a great memory.
I'm not a person who likes to confront.
I'm so happy with what has happened in my life.
I always had a weak chin because we couldn't afford to correct my bite, which could have been corrected with braces. So the chin was always weak. And I always was - kind of hated my profile. And I thought wouldn't it be nice someday to feel the rain on your chin without having to look up.
But I don't begrudge anybody, because I know how hard it is to have that dream and to make it happen, whether or not it's just to put a roof over your head and food on the table.
I was very entertained by Betty Grable and Judy Garland.
I've always been optimistic. And I have a feeling that it happened because of going to all those movies with my grandmother in the '40s because there was no cynicism.
Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own.
No matter what, when you major in theater arts whether you want to write or be a director or design scenery or whatever, when you are a freshman at UCLA then - I guess it's still the same way - you had to take an acting class.
My childhood was rough, we were poor and my parents were alcoholics, but nobody was mean. I knew I was loved. We were on welfare, but I never felt abandoned or unloved.
If I go to a party, I'm not one to be the funniest person in the room at all.
I don't watch sitcoms. I really don't. My problem with them is they take so long to film them that there's no spontaneity. I want to see that.
What I do when I write is I just write the way I would tell it, so it comes out just exactly the way I would talk to you.
Kristin Wiig I think is brilliant.
I loved the Kennedy Center Honors because you just sit there, smile, wave, and cry.
My preference is for people who can do sketch comedy or situational comedy, where it's not a joke, but it's telling a story.
I had always been quiet and studious in school. I was the high school editor of the newspaper.