Carol Burnett is working on a book about her TV show

Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett is working on a book about her television show, she said in an interview this week.
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Comedian Carol Burnett is working on a book about her television show, she told Rosie O’Donnell before an audience at the 92nd Street Y in New York. The Wall Street Journal reports that Burnett “is writing liner notes about various sketches she performed with cast members” on the show.

“The Carol Burnett Show” ran on CBS from 1967 to 1978. The variety show featured Burnett and a troupe of fellow players: Tim Conway, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner. The sketches were comedic, often featuring stagy costumes, and sometimes broke into song. At the end of many episodes, Burnett would take the stage in street clothes and take questions from the studio audience -- and let out a Tarzan yell -- bringing her closer to those watching on TV.

Burnett, 81, is the recipient of multiple Emmy Awards, Golden Globes, a Tony, the Kennedy Center Honor and the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

She is the author of the memoirs “This Time Together,” “One More Time” and “Carrie and Me: A Mother-Daughter Love Story." 


Although the conversation with Burnett and O’Donnell is not currently online, many other 92nd Street Y interviews are available free, including George R.R. Martin with Laura Miller, Dick Cavett with Alec Baldwin, and, in separate appearances, Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer.

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