“Carol Burnett didn’t want to blow out candles to celebrate her 90th birthday. The pioneering host of CBS’ classic “The Carol Burnett Show” wanted a blowout TV special.
“That’s why Burnett, who turns 90 Wednesday, jumped at the opportunity to mark her milestone with NBC’s star-studded two-hour special, “Carol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter + Love” (8 EDT/PDT).
““Rather than a birthday bash or whatever with candles and balloons, I wanted a show like you haven’t seen in a long time, with a 19-piece orchestra, singers and wonderful music. I wanted a variety show,” says Burnett, who earned TV immortality with the increasingly rare format. “That’s why I wanted it this way.”
“Consider this birthday wish granted, as stars from Cher to Charlize Theron celebrate the icon with the special, filmed last month at the Avalon Hollywood Theater.”
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