S1: Carol Burnett
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Carol Burnett spent the 1960s garnering acclaim for both her musical and comedic abilities. It earned her the deal that made her the first female host of a TV sketch and variety show with The Carol Burnett Show. The series 1967-78 run made it the last (to date) successful prime-time variety hour and remains one of the most beloved and respected of all time.