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Hollywood Intersection To Be Named For Carol Burnett Next Week

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Carol Burnett, comedy legend, stopped by Sirius Radio studios in NYC this week. (credit: Robin Marchant/Getty Images Entertainment)

Carol Burnett, comedy legend, stopped by Sirius Radio studios in NYC this week. (credit: Robin Marchant/Getty Images Entertainment)

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Beginning April 18, the intersection of Highland Avenue and Selma Avenue in Hollywood will be officially known as Carol Burnett Square.

The city of Los Angeles is honoring Burnett — the beloved award-winning actress, comic and author — for her lifetime achievements in show business.

The intersection, next to Hollywood High School, was chosen because the school was Burnett’s alma mater and because she grew up in Hollywood.

Burnett is widely recognized by the public and her peers for her work on stage and screen, most memorably “The Carol Burnett Show.”

TIME named the program one of the “100 Best Television Shows of All Time” in 2007. The popular variety show (it ran from 1967-1978) garnered 25 Emmys.

“Carol has Hollywood in her blood and is one of the most energetic, funniest performers we have ever known. But most importantly, she has an incredible, open heart,” said Councilmember Tom LaBonge.

Burnett is scheduled to be in attendance — and the public is welcome to join —  in the unveiling of the Carol Burnett Square plaque April 18th at 2 p.m.

 

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