Carol Burnett Reunites with Dick Van Dyke While Being Honored at Her Handprint Ceremony

Carol Burnett reunited with Dick Van Dyke for a career milestone

Published Time: 21.06.2024 - 04:31:09 Modified Time: 21.06.2024 - 04:31:09

Carol Burnett reunited with Dick Van Dyke for a career milestone.

On Thursday, June 20, the actress, 91, got her hands and feet plastered into the ground outside the area's famousTCL Chinese Theatre. Burnett was joined by Van Dyke, 98, for the occasion.

Van Dyke appeared alongside the Hollywood legend on The Carol Burnett Show, which ran for 11 seasons from 1967 to 1978. They've also been longtime friends throughout their respective illustrious careers in Hollywood.

The two posed for photos together outside of the theater, as Van Dyke beamed for his pal and her accomplishment. In one shot, Carol held onto his arm and smiled, while another showed them posing with Bob Mackie.

Burnett's Palm Royale costars Laura Dern and Bob Odenkirkas well as talk show host Jimmy Kimmel also spoke during the ceremony.

Following the event, Kimmel, 56, shared on social media, "Thank you Carol Burnett for giving me the honor of honoring you at your exceptionally well-deserved and long overdue handprint & footprint ceremony this morning in Hollywood."

The ceremony was also attended by Palm Royal star Allison Janney as well as Bill Hader, Jane Lynch, Lisa Ann Walter and Maya Rudolph.

For decades, Burnett has been making audiences laugh and has picked up sixEmmys, sixGolden Globes, one Grammy and aKennedy Center Honoralong the way. While reflecting on hitting 90-years-old in April 2023, the comedian reflected on the surreal nature of her career."

"I was pre -

tty much of a quiet student all through grammar school, junior high and Hollywood High," Burnett told PEOPLE of how she discovered she was a comic. "I would kid around with my friends, the neighborhood kids, stuff like that. But I never really thought about it until I got to UCLA and I was in an acting class. A lot of the kids at the class were doing heavy, dramatic stuff and I thought, I can't do that. So I picked something light and they laughed. That's when the bug bit."

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Though she felt like "late bloomer, she eventually found international fame, but not without facing a few obstacles. Burnett went on to headline The Carol Burnett Showfor 11 seasons andCarol & Companyfor another two, starred asMiss Hannigan in 1982'sAnnieand had memorable roles inAll My Children,Fresno,Mad About YouandBetter Call Saul. She's still working and has most recently appeared in the Apple TV+ seriesPalm Royale.

"I made people laugh, made them feel good when they might have been down," she said of the legacy she wants to leave behind. "Inmy fan mail, many say it was the only time the family would get together, to watch and laugh. And that sometimes they were lonesome and were cheered up by our show. That's a good feeling."

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