Carol Burnett was beaming as she came to Jimmy Kimmel Live, just a few weeks before her 90th birthday. On the afternoon of April 11, the actress was spotted at Jimmy Kimmel Live’s studio in Hollywood. Her birthday is April 26, and she was born in 1933, making her a true showbiz veteran and a trailblazer for many comedians.
Burnett celebrated her forthcoming 90th birthday with a two-hour NBC spectacular with Katy Perry, Julie Andrews, and others. Musical performances were performed by Bernadette Peters, Billy Porter, Jane Lynch, Katy Perry, Kristin Chenoweth, and others in the special, which was shot at the Avalon in Hollywood.
Burnett wore a black top underneath a black suit jacket with white lapels on the late-night talk show. She accessorized with silver and black hoops and a delicate gold necklace with a pendant. She accessorized her look with a nude-colored shoulder purse and a black knee-length skirt. ‘Carol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter + Love’ was announced in late January and will air on Peacock on Wednesday, April 26 at 8 p.m.
Musical tributes will honor Carol’s renowned career performances, including: ‘Old Friends,’ dedicated to Carol’s 60-year friendship with Julie Andrews; ‘Only an Octave Apart,’ which Carol sang alongside Beverly Sills in the 1976 television special ‘Sills and Burnett at the Met,’ Carol’s memorable songs from the hit movie ‘Annie,’ and a tribute to the classic theme song, ‘I’m So Glad We Had This Time Together,’
Aileen Quinn, Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Bob Mackie, Cher, Ellen DeGeneres, Julie Andrews, Kristen Wiig, Laura Dern, Lily Tomlin, Marisa Tomei, Sofia Vergara, and Steve Carell are among the special guests. Tracee Ellis Ross, Vicki Lawrence, and a slew of others.
‘The best party ever,’ says one.
“I’m so excited that NBC decided to throw me a birthday party and invited all of my closest friends,” Burnett remarked. “I can’t wait to look back on so many wonderful moments throughout my career, and I feel so lucky to be able to share this night with everyone.”
“It’s hard to imagine anyone on television more beloved than Carol Burnett,” said Jen Neal, executive vice president, live and special events, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “It is clearly our honour to host this wonderful birthday party, and we can’t wait to share the love we all have for her with all of her adoring fans.”
“This special is going to be the best party ever,” stated Silent House Productions executive producer and CEO Mark Bracco. “It will be an evening of music, comedy, and dozens of outstanding talents paying tribute to Carol Burnett, the one and only.” We hope that everyone at home will join us in celebrating.
Highlights from her remarkable career will also be included, from her Broadway debut in ‘Once Upon a Mattress’ through ‘The Carol Burnett Show,’ widely regarded as one of the best TV shows of all time.