“When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab on to it and never let go.”
– Carol Creighton Burnett
As I continue to research the lives of fascinating women, Carol Burnett was an obvious choice to include as one of our visionaries. She is a woman whose characters and career are entrenched in the minds of millions and has spanned seven decades. Carol achieved success on stage and film in various comedic and dramatic roles.
Do you remember the Tarzan yell, the Bob Mackie-designed curtain dress she wore in the Went with the Wind sketch or when she tugged on her left ear? Pulling on her ear was a sign to her beloved grandmother that she was doing well and loved her. Carol Burnett’s life is fascinating and one that cannot be given due justice in this short format.
What continues to draw me to such women is that I have found a common thread that is always present among all of them and a pattern has emerged, a dream and a life filled with hardships/obstacles and even tragedy, for some. But therein lies the difference among many, even under the direst of circumstances, all of these women dreamed a dream and forged ahead with tenacity.
- Eleanor Roosevelt – Political Figure, Diplomat
- Amelia Earhart – Aviation Pioneer, Author
- Coretta Scott King – Civil Rights Leader, Activist
- Carol Burnett – Comedian, Actress
- J.K. Rowling – Novelist, Screenwriter
These women’s lives are embedded with a similarity that resonates in their words. Finding your purpose; overcoming fear; it’s our choices more than our abilities and it takes energy to plan.
And finally, Carol, a highly recognized and cherished entertainer who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for enhancing the lives of Americans. She once stated, “Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.”
Carol Burnett, what a life story and certainly one worth telling! More information about Carol Burnett’s live can be found through the following link. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carol_Burnett.