Friday, October 28, 2011

Carol Burnett: A Woman of Character

Carol Burnett was a television pioneer, entertaining millions with her rubbery face and comic sensibilities for an incredible 11 year run on her variety program. Beloved by friends, coworkers, and fans alike, she came from an impoverished, arduous upbringing  (Harvey Korman says, "her father was an alcoholic, her mother was an alcoholic, her maid was an alcoholic, her milkman was an alcoholic") and used theater and comedy as a form of therapy.  With interviews with show collaborators and friends including Tim Conway, the recently deceased Korman, along with Burnett herself, we get a touching glimpse into her life as well as a sample of her work which serves as nostalgia during this time of creative wreckage in television.