Several events marked the 1950s ranging from the recovery from World War II, the beginning and end of the Cuban revolution, the decolonization of several European colonial empires and several other big political and technological changes that have shaped our world to be in the form it is now. However, aside from the big tensions these events must have stirred up in the world at the time, in the entertainment industry, an actress named Carol Creighton Burnett quietly began her career precisely in the year 1955. She has been active in the industry since then such that a lot of her fans and those who have been seeing her on-screen for a long time have been wondering how old Carol Burnett is.
With a career that has spanned more than 6 decades and is still brimming with verve to push on, indeed, Carol Burnett deserves all the accolades she has seen over the years, especially considering her age. In this article, we brought to fore all that we know about her age, what she has achieved in those years career-wise and also took a look at her family life and the children she bore.
How Old is Carol Burnett?
Carol Burnett the American actress, singer, comedian, and writer was born on the 26th day of April in the year 1933 in San Antonio, Texas, the U.S. Her parents are Ina Louise (née Creighton) and Joseph Thomas Burnett. While her mother worked as a publicity writer for movie studios, her father was a movie theater manager. Thus, seeing her parent’s occupation, it is apparent that Carol inherited the knack for entertainment from her parents and is the best of the two.
To the question of how old Carol Burnett is, as of this writing, she is an octogenarian and in a few years, time will be a nonagenarian. At the moment and considering her age, Carol Burnett readily makes the list of famous actors and actresses in their 80s like American actor and voice actor Christopher Lloyd, American actress, comedian, writer, singer and producer Lily Tomlin, actress, model, author and animal right activist Ali MacGraw, American actress and director Susan Flannery and many others. However, Carol is still older than most of these stars by a few years. Indeed, the American film industry is quite blessed to have someone like Carol Burnett with her age and experience still making contributions in the growth of the industry.
In all the years that Carol Burnett has been around as an actress, she has delighted the world with several roles she played on screen some of which are Who’s Been Sleeping in My Bed? (1963), Carol, Carl, Whoopi and Robin (1987), Mad About You (1996–99), Glee (2010–15), and A Little Help with Carol Burnett (2017). The Carol Burnett Show (1967–78) is also a worthy mention among others which cannot all be accommodated here.
How Many Children Does She Have?
Having in mind how old Carol Burnett is, it is not surprising that all her children are all adults, at least two of them. Carol has a total of 3 children but one died leaving her with 2. Before her girls were all born, she was also married at various times.
Carol was first married to Don Saroyan her college sweetheart from December 15, 1955, till sometime in 1962 when they divorced. After Don, the actress married Joe Hamilton, a TV producer and divorced father of 8 with whom she bore her three daughters. Their first child is Carrie Hamilton who was born on the 5th of December 1963 but sadly died on the 20th of January 2002 at the age of 38. On the 18th day of January 1963, their second daughter Jody Hamilton was born while Erin Hamilton their third daughter was born on the 14th of August 1968.
Just like their parents, Carol Burnett and Joe Hamilton’s children all pursued careers in the entertainment industry in various specializations. While Carrie lived and before she died of pneumonia from complication of lung and brain cancer, she was a known actress and singer. Some of her film works include Love Lives On (1985 as Kathy), Beverly Hills, 90210 (1991 as Sky) and The Pretender (2000 as Jill Arnold). Jody Hamilton, on the other hand, is a film producer with production credit in films like Lunchtime Thomas (2001), Kink (2008), Porkchop Playhouse (2011) and many others. Erin Hamilton is a singer and to her credit, she has songs like “Dream Weaver” (1998), “The Temple” (2000), “Control Yourself” (2008) and some others.