"It doesn’t feel like work. If it did, I don't think I'd want to do it," Carol said in a recent interview. The comedian made her television debut in 1967 but her decades-long Hollywood career is far from over. She currently hosts A Little Help With Carol Burnett, a series in which a panel of children attempt to solve adult problems, now streaming on Netflix.
"I still go on the road and do my one-woman Q&A show," she revealed. "I enjoy that because I never know what anyone is going to ask — it keeps the old gray matter ticking. You have to be on your toes!"
Many fans have expressed concern about Carol's health in recent years, especially since her daughter Carrie Hamilton passed away in 2002. Carrie, 38, sadly died from lung cancer that metastasized into brain cancer. "I think of her every day," Carol told People. "[Carrie] never leaves me… I just feel her. You don’t get over it, but you cope."
It's been 16 years since the untimely, unexpected death of her daughter and Carol still maintains how hard it can be to cope. "What else can you do? When Carrie died, I didn’t want to get out of bed for a while," she has said.
But with a strong and steady career and her health still in tact, Carol clearly has a lot to look forward to as she pushes toward her 90th year. In fact, it's not a clean meal plan or exercise regimen that Carol attributes her health to — it's laughter. "Comedy can save a lot of people’s lives. It saved mine," Carol once told Closer.