My favorite movies are from the Comedy genre, and also my favorite actors. It is said it is easier to make someone cry than it is to make them laugh; it seemed easy when I saw my favorite show, though. They just have a knack for making you laugh, even when you find it hardest to. Carol Burnett is one such actor who has made millions of people laugh and breathe a little easier with her jokes and witty lines.
The path to success is not easy, though, and neither is it easy to maintain that spot for yourself over the years, but Carol Burnett has been successfully doing for almost the past seven decades. Carol is known for her amazing talent in the field of acting, making people laugh, and also as a writer and singer. When she was younger, Carol had said, she would have dreamed of ever being an actress, but here we are now.
Carol was born on the 26th of April in 1933, in San Antonio, Texas, during the time of the great depression. Her parents, Ina Louise and Thomas Burnett, were also involved in the movie business, her father as a theatre manager and her mother as a publicity writer, the craze for movies was thus ingrained in her. She had mentioned that she always had an interest in acting, having been to loads of movie theatres when she was younger, making her fall in love with movies, the way they are made, and the actors on the big screen.
Carol Burnett did not live with her parents, though, who were, by that time, separated, but she lived with her Grandmother. They moved to Hollywood when she was three; thereon, Carol went on to attend Hollywood School and then completed her degree in Acting at the Univerity of California (UCLA). During her very first acting performance, she mentions how she started stretching her words and making the audience laugh. This was the time that Carol Burnett realized that she had a talent for making people laugh.
Her first job after coming to New York City involved working as a hat-check girl before she landed, before she landed a small role in ‘The Paul Winchell Show’ in the year 1955 and then a role in a Stanley sitcom. She then went on to work on Broadway in the year 1959 for the show Once Upon a Mattress which earned her the Tony Award and also landed her a role in The Garry Moore Show, winning her an Emmy Award for her outstanding performance in the show, Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall, also her very own show called The Carol Burnett Show, which is followed by a number of success that has made her Carol Burnett.
All of these achievements have added to Carol Burnett’s net worth and the fame that she has earned for herself; this actress-comedian just turned ninety years old, completing seven decades in the industry and contributing to its growth. Let us see how much this contribution has earned her and added to her growth in monetary net worth.
Carol Burnett’s Net Worth
This twenty-three Emmy Award winner has been awarded not only awards but also a net worth of a stunning $45 Million. This money and net worth are seen to be an accumulation of all the shows she has played a part in, the movies she has been a part of Carol Burnett Show, Mad About You, Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall, Desperate Housewives, and All of My Children.
Her salary in the shows is not precisely known or talked about, but she has definitely earned money to keep her stable and life luxurious, with the real estate that is under the name of Charol Burnett. During her second on-screen role in the series The Paul Winchell Show and Jerry Mahoney Show, she is known to have earned around $1,50,000 per week, combined and another $1.6 Million from a lawsuit that she won in the year 1981.
Her The Carol Burnett Show is likely to have earned her a good amount of money, too, considering that the show has won twenty-three Emmy Awards and a significant amount of fame. She is known to know different properties in areas like Montecito, Trump Tower, Los Angeles, and Santa Fe. Her property in Montecito is a sea-facing house that costs around $2 Million, the Los Angeles property on Wilshire Boulevard was sold for about $3.7 Million, and the Trump Tower property costs around $5.58 Million.
She also owns a family home along with her current husband, Brian Miller. Carol Burnett has three children, namely Carrie Hamilton, her eldest daughter; her middle child, Hoddie Hamilton; and her youngest daughter Erin Hamilton. Her oldest daughter Carrie sadly died of lung cancer in 2002. All three of her daughters are from her second marriage with Joe Hamilton, which lasted from 1963-1984.
Major Shows by Carol Burnett
1. The Carol Burnett Show (Release Date: 11/09/1967):
The Carol Burnett Show came out on the 11th of September in 1967, a huge success and comedic relief for the audience. This show is a sketch comedy skit that was released on television, highlighting the actors, comedic and musical nature. The show revolved around Carol Burnett and her group of comedians as they welcomed various guests to their show. The shows were filmed live, making them seem authentic and enhancing the viewers’ experience; they also paid a lot of attention to small details, which made the overall show entertaining to watch.
There were a lot of skits performed by the actors in the show, some of the famous ones including ‘From Here to Maternity’ and ‘The Family Sketch’, which later came up as a sit-com spin-off of the original show. The show came to an end in the year 1978, having completed almost eleven seasons in total. There were more spin-offs for the show, and all of them had a touch of the original one ingrained in them.
2. Better Call Saul (Release Date: 08/02/2015)
Better Call Saul is an American series and is considered to be a prequel and a sequel to the hugely famous ‘Breaking Bad’ sitcom. The Breaking Ba franchise is huge, and a lot of spin-offs of the original show exist; one such spin-off is Better Call Saul. This show is a crime thriller and black comedy serial that highlights the transformation of a former con, Jimmy McGill, into a respectable lawyer. The series is set about six years before the actual Breaking Bad series starts. It also has flashes fr the 2010 memory, filmed in black-and-white sequel scenes to the Breaking Bad series.
Carol Burnett acted in the series finale of the sitcom and did just a splendid job that all the fans were awe-struck by her wonderful performance. Carol had broken her hiatus to play a part in this series in the year 2022. The series has come to an end after running for sixty-three episodes and showing the fans glimpses of 89-year-old Carol sitting on a scooter in the ‘Nippy’ titled episode of the series.
The episode involved Carol seeing Saul, the corrupt individual who has been known for being involved in lots of different crimes throughout the series, and is finally recognized by Carol, who then calls the cops and says, “I hope they catch him!”
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