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Carol Burnett to be honored by Hollywood High School

Carol Burnett talks to OnTheRedCarpet.com in a February 2012 interview to promote the movie 'The Secret World of Arrietty.'

October 24, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Comedy icon Carol Burnett is getting a special award from her alma mater.

Hollywood High School's Performing Arts Center is naming an annual award after Burnett and she will be the first one to receive it.

The 79-year-old entertainer will accept the Carol Burnett Honor of Distinction Award at a ceremony on Jan. 10 at the El Capitan Theatre.

Burnett is from the class of 1951. Other famous alumni of the school include Judy Garland, Rudolph Valentino, Mickey Rooney and Cher.