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Carol Burnett: 2013 Mark Twain Prize Winner

The Mark Twain Prize recognizes people who have had an impact on American society through humor in the tradition of 19th century novelist, essayist and satirist Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain.

The 2013 recipient is Carol Burnett, award winning actress and best selling author, who is probably best known for The Carol Burnett Show which aired from 1967 to 1978 averaged 30 million viewers per week, and received 25 Emmy awards. In 2007 The Carol Burnett Show was named one of "100 Best Television Shows of All Time" by TIME magazine. (Source: Kennedy Center for Performing Arts)

The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American humor was created by The Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts in 1998 and recognizes artists who have made a significant contribution to the world of American academy.

To read books about and by Carol Burnett and to watch some of the famous Carol Burnett show check out the library materials listed below.


Amazon Says: The Carol Burnett Show is one of the most popular and beloved shows in the history of television and it is now available on DVD to all audiences for the very first time. Start more...
Amazon Says: The Carol Burnett Show is one of the most popular and beloved shows in the history of television and it is now available on DVD to all audiences for the very first time. Starting in 1967 and continuing for 11 straight years, The Carol Burnett Show was the ultimate variety show with music, acting, larger-than-life guest stars, and, of course, comedy... sketches, jokes and parodies that are as funny now as they were 40 years ago. All the episodes in the DVD collections were personally chosen by Carol, and all DVDs feature full, unedited episodes as they originally aired on television. less...
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Amazon Says: In this heartfelt comedy about three 40-something couples who frequently vacation together, life's ups and downs take their toll. Their perfect dynamic is forever changed when more...
Amazon Says: In this heartfelt comedy about three 40-something couples who frequently vacation together, life's ups and downs take their toll. Their perfect dynamic is forever changed when one friend leaves his wife for a much younger woman. The lines are drawn when they are forced to take sides regarding the new couple, reminding us that friendship is like the seasons - forever changing. less...
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Amazon Says: In this beautiful and poignant tribute to her late daughter, award-winning actress and New York Times bestselling author Carol Burnett presents a funny and moving memoir ab more...
Amazon Says: In this beautiful and poignant tribute to her late daughter, award-winning actress and New York Times bestselling author Carol Burnett presents a funny and moving memoir about mothering an extraordinary young woman through the struggles and triumphs of her life. “More than anything, we are remembered for our smiles: the ones we share with our closest and dearest, and the one we bestow on a total stranger who needs it right then, and God has put us there to deliver.” — Carrie Hamilton You are about to meet an extraordinary young woman, Carrie Hamilton. The daughter of one of television’s most recognizable and beloved stars, Carol Burnett, Carrie won the hearts of everyone she met with her kindness, quirky sense of humor, and wonderfully unconventional approach to life. Living in the spotlight of celebrity, but in an era when personal troubles were kept private, Carrie and Carol made a brave display of honesty and love by going public with teenager Carrie’s drug addiction and recovery. Carrie lived her adult life of sobriety to the fullest, enjoying happy and determined independence and achieving a successful artistic career as an actress, writer, musician, and director. Carrie’s passion for life and her humorist’s view of the world never wavered as she aggressively battled cancer. Carrie died at the age of 38. Carrie and Me is Carol Burnett’s poignant tribute to her late daughter and a funny and moving memoir about mothering an extraordinary young woman through the struggles and triumphs of her life. Sharing her personal diary entries, photographs, and correspondence, Carol traces the journey she and Carrie took through some of life’s toughest challenges and sweetest miracles. Authentic, intimate, and full of love, Carrie and Me is a story of hope and joy that only a mother could write. less...
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