Cover photograph: Jay Thompson Archive
Funny Face Carol Burnett has made TV Guide Magazine's cover 19 times (including the Fall 2015 special collector's edition above), including in 1961, when she was voted Favorite Female Performer for the TV Guide Awards, against insane competition: Barbara Stanwyck, Dina Shore, Donna Reed and Loretta Young!
Burnett was so sure she'd lose she came to the awards telecast in a $20 skirt and blouse, then wandered off before her category was announced. "It was my first award, and winning it meant the world to me," she recalls. "It's still proudly displayed in my den. And I'm still in shock!
To celebrate the comedienne, here are all the times when TV Guide Magazine showed Carol Burnett front and center on various covers through the years.