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04/26/2012 09:00 am ET

Carol Burnett Is 79!

Emmy winning actress/comedienne Carol Burnett is 79!

Burnett has been leaving audiences in stitches for years with her incredible knack for comedy. In 1967, Burnett starred on her own comedy show "The Carol Burnett Show." The popular comedy-sketch show ran for 11 seasons between 1967 and 1978, winning several Emmy awards.

When asked by TV Guide in 2010 what she thought of the of the ongoing popularity of female television personalities from the 1970s, Burnett replied:

"It's just terrific that people don't think you're not capable of doing anything because you might have gray roots."

Throughout her career, Burnett has starred and made guest appearances on countless movies and television shows, from a memorable Miss Hannigan in "Annie" to the cross Kangaroo in the animated film "Horton Hears A Who!" and the television drama "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." In 2010, Burnett joined the cast of the Fox show 'Glee' as the mother of Sue Sylvester, played by Jane Lynch.

In the mood for a good laugh? Be sure to check out the slideshow below for some of the funniest moments from "The Carol Burnett Show."

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