Magazine article Variety

Burnett's Second Time at Peabody Bat

Magazine article Variety

Burnett's Second Time at Peabody Bat

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No matter how many awards she's won, Carol Burnett still gets excited by them - even when she's on her second round. Although Burnett won her first Peabody in 1962, she says receiving the inaugural Career Achievement Award this year, has her "as my friend Julie Andrews would say, 'gobsmacked.'"

Her first prize came shortly after Burnett burst on the scene on "The Garry Moore Show." Moore taught her about sharing the spotlight, she says. At table reads, he gave the best lines to whoever got the biggest laugh.

It was a habit she kept for her 11-year run.

"Everybody got a chance to shine," Burnett says. "Even though my name was in the title, there were sketches when I was supporting Harvey [Korman] and times I was supporting Tim [Conway] or Vicki [Lawrence]. It wasn't my intent to be egoless."

Although that show ended 40 years ago, people still laugh talking about favorite skits, as does Burnett. …

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