Who Are Carol Burnett's Daughters? She Welcomed Three Children With Joe Hamilton


Apr. 25 2023, Updated 2:16 p.m. ET

Carol Burnett and daughter.
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You can't talk about comedy without mentioning the groundbreaking performances of comedian Carol Burnett. As one of the first women to host her own comedy variety show, she is widely considered to be a foundational figure in modern sketch comedy. The six-time Golden Globe winner's contributions to the arts are immense.

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For all of her accomplishments, many are curious about Carol's home life. The Carol Burnett Show star has been married three times and welcomed three children. Who are Carol Burnett's daughters? Read on for everything you need to know about her children.

Carol Burnett attends the NBC special honoring her 90th birthday and accomplishments in 2023.
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Who are Carol Burnett's daughters?

In 1963, Carol married TV producer Joe Hamilton, and the couple had three children: Carrie Hamilton (born in December 1963), Jody Hamilton (born in January 1967), and Erin Hamilton (born in August 1968).

Erin Hamilton, Carol Burnett's daughter.
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Erin Hamilton in 2008

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Erin now works as a musician, while Jody works as an actor and producer.

Sadly, Carrie died in 2002 at the age of 38 as a result of pneumonia, which was a complication of lung and brain cancer.

Carol and Joe divorced in 1984, and Carrie's issues with substance abuse were frequently cited as one of the reasons for the split.

American actress Carrie Hamilton (1963-2002) and her mother, American comedian and actress Carol Burnett, event unspecified, in New York City, New York, 1996.

Carol and Carrie in 1996

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Even as they divorced, Joe and Carol also made efforts to help other parents who were dealing with children who were addicts.

In November of 2001, Carol married Brian Miller, who is the principal drummer at the Hollywood Bowl.

Carol Burnett filed for guardianship of her grandson in 2020.

“Due to addiction issues and other circumstances that my daughter Erin has been struggling with, impacting her immediate family dynamic, my husband and I have petitioned the court to be appointed legal guardian of my 14-year-old grandson,” the legendary comedic actress said in a statement to Us Weekly in August 2020.

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“Guardianship will be for oversight purposes concerning his health, education and welfare and not intended to deny him nor the parents proper visitation with one another," she continued. "We look forward to recovery being the next stepping stone towards normalization and ask for privacy at this time to allow that process to occur.”  

Fans hope that despite the ups and downs in Carol's life, she continues to have a good relationship with her children. The Annie actress celebrated her 90th birthday in April 2023 with a matching NBC special honoring The Carol Burnett Show's 50th anniversary.

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