Skip to comments.'This Time Together,' by Carol Burnett
Posted on 04/09/2010 10:15:22 AM PDT by JoeProBono
Carol Burnett's new memoir, "This Time Together," is anything but a tell-all book. In fact, it's barely a "tell-some" book.
But if anyone expects the 76-year-old TV legend to reveal herself as a back-stabbing, raging control freak who fought and clawed her way to the top and has nothing good to say about anyone she ever worked with, they really haven't been paying attention.
On the page, Burnett comes across as the same plucky, down-to-earth, good ol' Texas gal we've known for years.
Her first memoir, "One More Time," written in 1986, focused on her early years in Texas and her career evolution through the early '80s. The children of alcoholics, she and her younger sister were raised mostly by their grandmother, whom they called Nanny.
After a brief stint at UCLA, Burnett went off to New York, found early TV fame on the landmark "Garry Moore Show" and became a star with the off-Broadway musical "Once Upon a Mattress....."
(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...
Carol Burnett came from a time when America’s pop culture stars had dignity and class. And they were far more funny than the current crap - I mean crop - of pop stars today.
Her “Gone with the Wind” was one of the great comedy sketches in history.
I loved her variety show. Not much on TV to watch anymore.
I thought she was pretty good in Rowan and Martin’s “Laugh-In.”
Conway and Korman, one of the greatest comedy duos of all time.
That was a great TV show and a really classy lady. I saw the cover of the book and Carol still looks great at 76. Her and Lucille Ball are women comedians that come from a time when people could make you laugh without using the ‘F’ word all of the time. I think I’d be shocked to ever hear Carol Brunette swear. I’m happy I was able to “spend a little time together” with her over the years...
I have damn near 100 channels on my dish and it’s a shame that (often times) the best thing on television are the Carol Burnett and/or Dean Martin 30 minute infomercials.
“Conway and Korman, one of the greatest comedy duos of all time”.
...Korman especially! His timing is perfect!
I don’t remember Carol Burnett on Laugh In, she may have been a guest from time to time though.
Carol Burnett - Gone With The Wind Part 1
Carol Burnett - Gone With The Wind Part 2
I never thought either she or Lucille Ball was particularly funny, but I guess the humor was wholesome enough. . BTW, how did her first husband get along after she dumped him?
And Conway was so good at improvising he’d regularly make the other cast members laugh hysterically in the middle of the sketches.
I recently saw (again) the Law & Order: SVU episode she did. I highly recommend it.
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