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Carol Burnett To Be Honored

Julie Andrews, Tony Bennett, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will honor Carol Burnett as she receives the nation's top humor prize in Washington.

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is awarding Burnett the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Oct. 20. The show will be broadcast on PBS stations Sunday, November 24.

by Anonymousreply 2209/05/2013

Watch for her daughter CNN host Erin Burnett MC the festivities.

by Anonymousreply 109/04/2013

Even Jerry Lewis likes her.

A little too much.

by Anonymousreply 209/04/2013

What? No Vicki Lawrence, Lyle Waggoner, Tim Conway, or Harvey Korman?

by Anonymousreply 309/04/2013

Oh my fucking Christ! If she does that Tarzan yell One. More. Time. I may become completely UNHINGED!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 409/04/2013

R1. Not again! Erin Burnett is NOT Carol's daughter. A terrific tribute to a deserving, very funny lady. But will we recognize her?

by Anonymousreply 509/04/2013

r4, the honoree rarely says anything other than a brief acceptance speech.

I would love to see Vicki Lawrence participate, if only to do her hilarious version of the song that made Carol famous, "I Made a Fool of Myself Over John Foster Dulles."

by Anonymousreply 609/04/2013

[quote] Not again! Erin Burnett is NOT Carol's daughter.

She has three daughters.

The late Carrie, Jody and ERIN Burnett.

by Anonymousreply 709/04/2013

Yes, but I don't think it's the same Erin as the one on CNN.

by Anonymousreply 809/04/2013

Not the same Erin, but CNN Erin as Carol's daughter is a long running DL joke.

by Anonymousreply 909/04/2013

[quote] Not the same Erin

Yes it is.

by Anonymousreply 1009/04/2013

So is this part of the The Kennedy Center honors they give each year, or something different?

by Anonymousreply 1109/04/2013

Carol Burnett's daughters all have or had the last name "Hamilton" (including Carrie, the dead one).

by Anonymousreply 1209/04/2013

R12 Erin is using Burnett as a stage name.

Like when Melissa Rivers took her mother Joan's stage name.

by Anonymousreply 1309/04/2013

[quote]What? No Vicki Lawrence, Lyle Waggoner, Tim Conway, or Harvey Korman?

Harvey has passed on, dear. Try to keep up.

by Anonymousreply 1409/04/2013

Big deal, Harvey should be a part of the ceremony anyway. Try a little El Cid treatment.

by Anonymousreply 1509/04/2013

R10 Try Wikipedia. She's not.

by Anonymousreply 1609/04/2013

R16 as if Wiki is 100% accurate. You can find many threads here on DL questioning the validity of wiki.

by Anonymousreply 1709/05/2013

I will never forget the notorious Mike Wallace 60 Minutes interview with Robert Altman, possibly the worst thing ever on television. Carol comes out in her costume from "A Wedding" and tots the glories of Robert Altman. And she still has a career.

by Anonymousreply 1809/05/2013

Carol was a HUGE fan of Anthony Hopkins way before he found fame in Silence of the Lambs.

In the 70s and 80s, anytime she was asked who her favorite actor was, she said Anthony Hopkins.

They even forged a friendship, as he attended taping of her show every time he was in LA for work.

by Anonymousreply 1909/05/2013

R17 you're a fucking idiot.

by Anonymousreply 2009/05/2013

R20 you must be new to DL

by Anonymousreply 2109/05/2013

God, I hope they don't hire that tragic makeup artist who made me a circus clown for the American experience tribute!

by Anonymousreply 2209/05/2013
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