A Talented Mother-Daughter Duo

Carrie, like her mother, had a passion for acting. She was known for her role as Reggie Higgins in the TV series Fame and appeared in films such as Tokyo Pop and Shag. In addition to her on-screen ventures, Carrie and Carol co-wrote the play Hollywood Arms, based on Carol’s own childhood.

Their talents were beautifully intertwined, and they even appeared together in an episode of Carol & Company.

The world was robbed of Carrie’s talent and potential when she battled drug addiction, lung cancer, and brain cancer.

Tragically, she passed away at the age of 38. Carol vividly remembers visiting her every day in the hospital, cherishing those precious moments.

Carrie’s resilience and positive outlook on life left a lasting impression. When questioned about her constant upbeat attitude, Carrie responded, “Every day I wake up and decide.”

Her choice to embrace each day with determination and optimism made a profound impact on those around her.

A Lesson in Gratitude

Carole still carries Carrie’s spirit within her and continues to draw inspiration from their time together. Every morning, she reminds herself of Carrie’s words: “Decide.” It serves as a reminder to treasure each day and appreciate the present moment. Carole acknowledges the fleeting nature of life and encourages others to do the same.

“It’s taking it one day at a time,” Carole shares. “You have no idea. A lot may happen in a day. Just be thankful for what you have today.” Her perspective is a guiding light for those navigating life’s challenges.

Carole Burnett’s journey has been filled with triumphs and losses. Through it all, her love for her daughter Carrie remains unwavering. As she nears her 90th birthday, Carole serves as a testament to the power of love and the enduring connection between a mother and daughter.

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Carol Creighton Burnett was born on April 26, 1933, at Nix Hospital in San Antonio, Texas, the daughter of Ina Louise (née Creighton), a publicity writer for movie studios, and Joseph Thomas Burnett, a movie theater manager.

Her maternal grandparents were William Henry Creighton (1873–1918) and Mabel Eudora “Mae” Jones (1885–1967).Her parents divorced in the late 1930s. Subsequently, both parents independently moved to Hollywood and Burnett moved with her grandmother to a one-room apartment near her mother.

They lived in an impoverished area of Hollywood, California, in a boarding house with Burnett’s younger half-sister Chrissie.

When Burnett was in second grade, she briefly invented an imaginary twin sister named Karen, with Shirley Temple-like dimples.

She later recalled that, motivated to further the pretense, she “fooled the other boarders in the rooming house where we lived by frantically switching clothes and dashing in and out of the house by the fire escape and the front door.

Then I became exhausted and Karen mysteriously vanished.” When Burnett was nine, she taught herself how to do the “Tarzan yell”, which she realized years later was a good vocal exercise for volume, and it became a fan favorite.

Burnett’s first experiences with singing were with her family. Her grandmother was a trained musician who could play the piano (although they did not have one at the time), and her mother played the ukulele, so they sometimes sang popular songs in harmony together around the kitchen table.

Her grandmother frequently took Burnett and her sister to the movies. They would take a few rolls of toilet paper home from the theater.

The movies she saw in her youth influenced the sketch content in The Carol Burnett Show