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  • Legendary funny woman Carol Burnett — best known for her long-running TV show, "The Carol Burnett Show," which touched the funny bone of many and gave others their start in comedy — celebrates her birthday on April 26. Revisit some of the moments in her life that made us laugh out loud. </br></br>Carol Burnett poses for a portrait in Burbank, Calif., Dec. 7, 2015.
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  • Carol Burnett smiles in her senior yearbook photo from Hollywood High School in Hollywood, Calif., 1950.
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  • Carol Burnett sits on the set for an episode of "The Twilight Zone" titled "Cavender Is Coming," in Culver City, Calif., Jan. 23, 1962. </br></br>Burnett guest-starred on several TV shows in the 1950s and 1960s before getting her own variety show in 1967.
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  • Carol Burnett poses for a portrait in 1963 in Los Angeles.
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  • Carol Burnett, as Carol Bradford, and Lucille Ball, as Lucy Carmichael, dance in an episode of "The Lucy Show," July 21, 1966. </br></br>The two comediennes became great friends, with Ball playing mentor to Burnett.
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  • Carol Burnett married producer Joe Hamilton in 1963 and had three children before their divorce in 1984. The couple pictured here, circa 1967.
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  • Carol Burnett with her guest George Gobel, on "The Carol Burnett Show," circa 1967. </br></br>Burnett headlined her show for 11 seasons and helped many funny women start their showbiz careers.
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  • Carol Burnett and Carol Channing perform during the TV special "Carol Channing Proudly Presents the Seven Deadly Sins," April 14, 1969.
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  • In a scene from "The Carol Burnett Show," Carol Burnett portrays character Nora Desmond, Oct. 13, 1972. </br></br>Burnett brought several iconic characters to life on her long-running show.
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  • Carol Burnett, right, assists a contestant on the popular game show "Password."
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  • Burnett shined as Miss Hannigan, the treacherous orphanage matron who tries to foil Annie's dreams, in the film adaption of the Broadway musical "Annie." </br></br> Albert Finney, left, as Daddy Warbucks, and Carol Burnett in a scene from the movie.
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  • Vicki Lawrence, right, as Thelma Harper, shouts at Carol Burnett, as Eunice Higgins, during an episode of "Mama's Family," in Los Angeles, circa 1984. </br></br>The show came about when a sketch from "The Carol Burnett Show" called "The Family" was widely well received.
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  • American actress and comedian Carol Burnett poses with her likeness during an unveiling ceremony at the Movieland Wax Museum, Buena Park, California, March 13, 1984.
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  • Carol Burnett between her daughters Jody Hamilton, left, and Carrie Hamilton in Los Angeles, circa 1985. </br></br>Tragedy struck in 2002, when Carrie Hamilton succumbed to brain and lung cancer at age 38.
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  • Carol Burnett jokes during an interview with host Jay Leno, May 31, 1993, on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno."
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  • From left, Paul Reiser, Carol Burnett and Helen Hunt in an episode of the television series "Mad About You." </br></br>Burnett played the mother of Hunt's character for several episodes and won an Emmy for the role.
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  • Carol Burnett as Queen Aggravain in a TV adaptation of the musical "Once Upon a Mattress" in 2005. Burnett made her Broadway debut as Princess Winnifred in the show in 1959.
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  • Carol Burnett and her husband, Brian Miller, arrive at the 2005 TV Land Awards at Barker Hangar, March 13, 2005, in Santa Monica, California. </br></br>Burnett and Miller have been married since 2001.
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  • Carol Burnett, left, in a scene from "All My Children." </br></br>Burnett's character, Verla Grubbs, was revealed to be the daughter of Langley Wallingford and the step-daughter of Pine Valley matriarch Phoebe Wallingford.
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  • Carol Burnett is saluted at the 26th annual Kennedy Center Honors at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., Dec. 7, 2003.
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  • Carol Burnett, as Bridget "Birdie" Sulloway, in an episode of the long-running crime drama "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." </br></br>Burnett played a five-time widow accused of killing her husbands.
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  • Carol Burnett promotes her book "This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection," at Barnes & Noble Union Square, April 8, 2010, in New York City.
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  • Carol Burnett showcases a plaque for Carol Burnett Square at a naming ceremony in Hollywood, Calif., April 18, 2013.
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  • Carol Burnett and Jimmy Fallon perform a skit during a taping of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" at Rockefeller Center, Oct. 6, 2014, in New York City.
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  • Carol Burnett accepts the Life Achievement Award onstage during The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, Jan. 30, 2016, in Los Angeles.
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  • Julie Andrews and Carol Burnett perform onstage during Lincoln Center's American Songbook Gala at Alice Tully Hall, Feb. 1, 2017, in New York City.
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  • For her longstanding career in television, of which spans decades, the Hollywood Foreign Press presented Carol Burnett with the inaugural Carol Burnett TV Achievement award from presenter Steve Carell during the 76th Annual Golden Globe awards at the Beverly Hilton hotel, Jan. 6, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Steve Carrell is seen at left after introducing Burnett during the live telecast.
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