A Carol Burnett intersection has been officially unveiled in Hollywood. Carol Burnett Square, located at Selma and Highland avenues, is a tribute to the 79-year-old comedienne and actress.
Fittingly, a plaque dedicated to the new Carol Burnett intersection is positioned right outside Burnett’s alma mater, Hollywood High School.
Wednesday’s dedication ceremony was attended by the woman herself, who said the honor had moved her.
“It’s more personal than anything I’ve ever received,” Burnett told ABC, adding that the sign will raise a smile every time she drives past it.
Burnett, a much-loved Hollywood veteran who has been a comedic icon for decades, was the central star of The Carol Burnett Show. The variety and sketch comedy show, which ran for 11 seasons from 1967 – 1978, won 25 prime time Emmy Awards.
The actress told ABC that the intersection dedication and the success of her new book, Carrie and Me, had made her day. “Two wonderful personal things happened today,” she said. “I’m just going to mark this day with a gold pin on my calendar!”
The dedication ceremony for the Carol Burnett intersection included a performance by H2O, Hollywood High School’s vocal performing group. And, of course, there was only one way to end the ceremony – a performance of the theme song from The Carol Burnett Show, a tune belted out by Burnett herself for 11 seasons.
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