Local Museum Honors Carol Burnett


For many years Carol Burnett has entertained audiences with her wit and humor, as the “Carol Burnett Show” was a must watch for many people.

On Friday night, audiences got to watch her again as she received a honor from an Indiana Attraction.

The Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy presented Carol with the “Red Skelton America’s Clown Award”.

The recognition is part of the 5th anniversary of the museum.

Ms. Burnett was very pleased and honored to receive the award, we also learned that Red gave her a very special gift years ago which Carol still has today!

“I just have to say one of my favorite possessions, you know he was a great artist. He was a painter. And he did a painting of me, as a clown and presented it to me. So I have it hanging on my wall in my office at home. So I’m always looking, and knowing he’s there,” said Carol Burnett.

Burnett says she first met Red Skelton on the Gary Moore Show in the 1960’s, and had developed a very strong friendship over the years.

She was the second recipient of the award, the first was comedian and singer Dick Van Dyke who was honored with the award back in 2017.

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