Thursday, April 26, 2012

THE LOVELY ONES :: Carol Burnett

Carol Creighton Burnett

Did you know.....

1. She was born on April 26, 1933 in San Antonio, Texas
2. She is best friends with actress Julie Andrews.
3. During all on-camera appearances, she tugs on her left ear as a way of saying "Hello, I'm okay and I love you" to her late grandmother.
4. Her parents were acute alcoholics who left her to be raised by her beloved grandmother. Together, Carol and her grandmother moved to Hollywood were their passion for the cinema flourished.
5. When she was in the second grade, she invented an imaginary twin sister named Karen. Ms. Burnett recalls fondly in her autobiography One More Time that she "fooled the other boarders in the rooming house where we lived by frantically switching clothes and dashing in and out of the house by the fire escape and the front door. Then I became exhausted and Karen mysteriously vanished."

To learn more about the always entertaining Carol Burnett, Lily Lemontree recommends One More Time: A Memoir and This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection


Lena at A Crimson Kiss said...

I had no idea she and Julie Andrews were best friends–or what a wonderfully colorful life she lead, despite what could have been a painful childhood. Grace and joy no matter the circumstances–such an impressive quality!

Celia M. said...

She certainly is an amazing woman! It's interesting driving today , I heard on the radio that she is going to be at the Niagara Casino ... and then I read your post ... Hope all is well my friend. xo HHL

Etheline said...

What a great picture. She is so iconic and inspired some of today's greatest comedy queens. Where would we all be without our role models??