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On This Day: April 26th, Carol Burnett


Player Carol Burnett
Player Carol Burnett

Born on this day in 1933, pioneering Player (and national treasure) Carol Creighton Burnett is a comedian, actress, and singer. Her comedy-variety show “The Carol Burnett Show,” which originally aired on CBS, was one of the first to be hosted by a woman. She has performed on Broadway, on television, and in film both dramas and comedies. She has received seven Primetime Emmy Awards, a Tony, a Grammy, and seven Golden Globes. Burnett was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005, the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2013, and the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award in 2015. She was part of the first class of women admitted to voting membership of The Players, in the group led by actress Helen Hayes.

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Katharine Ramsden

Katharine Ramsden is a (semi-retired) former journalist and corporate communications executive. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, she is a recently new Player, avid reader and one time a cappella singer.


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