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Carol Burnett's Most Prized Award Isn't A GRAMMY, Tony, Or Emmy The comedienne also discusses The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special airing Sunday, Dec. 3!
Posted on Nov 28, 2017 12:45pm

Comedy legend and actress Carol Burnett was met with incredible enthusiasm on The Talk this week, as she recalled major milestones in her career and teased her upcoming 50th Anniversary Special airing Sunday, Dec. 3 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.



During the segment, the Tony®, Emmy®, and recent GRAMMY® winner revealed that of the many honors she's received, it's an early one that means the most to her.

WATCH: GRAMMY, Tony, And Emmy Winner Carol Burnett Reveals Her Most Prized Award

"I have to say, it was the very first award I ever got," Carol replied. "I was a freshman at UCLA—it's in my office, it's all handwritten: 'A Most Promising Newcomer.'"



Carol also retold the famous story of an anonymous benefactor who helped her get her start in New York with a $1,000 loan.

"I had never seen that many zeroes in my life," she said, adding that there were three stipulations from the mystery man:

"'First of all, you must never reveal my name; second of all, you must use the money to go to New York; third, if you are successful, you must promise to help others out.'"

And so a star was born!

WATCH: Preview Of The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special

For more from Carol, including more info about the 50th Anniversary Special, stream her full segment on The Talk now on CBS All Access.

Watch The Talk Weekdays on CBS and CBS All Access.

Tune in to The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.