‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Carol Burnett

At 85, Carol Burnett, best known for her groundbreaking variety sketch program 'The Carol Burnett Show,' discusses her Cinderella story, doing things other women hadn't done

 her show's impact 50 years later in the latest "Awards Chatter" podcast.“

You can’t wrap your head around the fact that it went so fast,” says Carol Burnett, one of the most influential and beloved figures in television history,

as we sit down at Dick Clark Productions' Santa Monica offices to discuss last December's DCP-produced The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special, 

a CBS celebration of Burnett's groundbreaking 1967-1978 variety sketch show The Carol Burnett Show.

We all wish we were younger and so forth,” the 85-year-old says, “but what we did [on the show] couldn’t be done today,

so I’m glad I am where I am, and I’m glad I was there in that age at that time, because it really was a golden time forBurnett has won six Emmys in 22 nominations.

She joined the TVA Hall of Fame in 1985. She got a 1962 Peabody Award for her comedy and the first for lifetime achievement in 2018.

he received a Kennedy Center Honor in 2003, the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005, the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2013, and the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015.

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