Ac­tors Guild to hon­our co­me­dian Carol Bur­nett

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT - THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS RE­AL­ITY TV

The Screen Ac­tors Guild is rec­og­niz­ing Carol Bur­nett for her six decades in en­ter­tain­ment.

The ac­tors’ union an­nounced Mon­day that Bur­nett will re­ceive its 52nd Life­time Achieve­ment Award at the an­nual SAG Awards in Jan­uary.

Union Pres­i­dent Ken Howard said the 82-year-old en­ter­tainer is “a cre­ative dy­namo and a comedic ge­nius.”

Bur­nett got her start on stage, where TV tal­ent book­ers spot­ted her. She joined the cast of “The Garry Moore Show” in 1959. She launched “The Carol Bur­nett Show” in 1967, which ran for 11 years and won 25 Emmy Awards.

Bur­nett is work­ing on a book about the suc­cess of her show set to be pub­lished next year. Her re­cent TV cred­its in­clude ap­pear­ances on “Glee” and “Hot in Cleve­land.”

Carol Bur­nett

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