Actress, author and TV icon Carol Burnett was honored with a part of Hollywood named after her and right next to her alma mater, Hollywood High School. On April 18th, the intersection of Highland Ave and Selma Avenue was unveiled as "Carol Burnett Square". The ceremony included the Hollywood High choir (and original Glee), H2O, signing her famous TV show anthem "I'm So Glad We Had This Time Together", which left Burnett a little teary eyed.
Burnett spoke briefly, sharing a story of attending Hollywood High and City of Los Angeles Coucilmember Tom LaBonge presented her with the traditional pumpkin bread made with love by the nuns of the Monastery of the Angels. Then, time to face the press for interviews....
...and George Pinnacchio of ABC Eyewitness News got the first one. Burnett greeted her guests at the ceremony including George Chakiris (West Side Story) who was once a guest on The Carol Burnett Show.
Burnett signed a few autographs for the fans and then time for the unveiling of the sign marking the square, which was installed by the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT). As you can see, Burnett is already a permanent part of Hollywood High on the "Portrait of Hollywood" mural (8th face from the left)....
She did her famous tug on the ear for the photographers, which was the way she ended each episode of her long running award winning TV show.
H2O posed with Burnett at the sign and she was given a commemorative version of the "Carol Burnett Square" sign to add to her many awards including Emmys, Golden Globes and a Kennedy Center Honor.
Also a best selling author, her latest book Carrie and Me: A Mother Daugther Love Story is out now. Thank you Carol Burnett for the many years of entertaining us (we look forward to many more), we're so glad you've got your own piece of Hollywood....
HAPPY BIRTHDAY (her 80th is April 26th) and
PHOTOS: JoMo for Art Laboe