A National Tribute for UCLA's Class Clown
By Mary Daily
Published Oct 24, 2013 8:00 AM
Bruin Carol Burnett is the 2013 recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
Bruin Carol Burnett and her husband Brian Miller talked with President Obama in the White House on October 21, 2013, after she received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington. Presentation of the award included a lavish two-hour tribute to her seven decades of memorable performances. Near the end of the show, which will be televised nationally on PB on November 24, she described the magical moment when she got her first big laugh—for playing a hillbilly in a student production at UCLA. (Read more about her UCLA experiences here.)