The comedienne helmed this popular sketch and variety show for 11 seasons and 278 episodes on CBS. Winner of 25 Primetime Emmys, The Carol Burnett Show boasted a celebrated roster of comic talents, including Burnett herself, Tim Conway, Harvey Korman, Vicky Lawrence, and Lyle Waggoner. In the early ’70s it was a component of CBS’s renowned Saturday night line-up that included The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Bob Newhart Show, and All in the Family. In 1983 it even spawned a spin-off, Mama’s Family, a sitcom centered on a character Lawrence created. -A.D.
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