Friday, April 25, 2014

Read Head

Vincent van Gogh
A red head is a person whose hair is a colour between red, brown, and orange. And as there are fifty shades of grey there also fifty shades of red. Ask a hair dresser!

On WikiPedia is a list of people with natural red hair. Red or ginger hair may come in a variety of shades from strawberry blond to auburn. It is the rarest natural hair colour.
People who dyed their red hair into another colour or who went grey with age are included but people with hair dyed red such as Lucille Ball (Yes, Lucille dyed her hair but she was a famous red) and Rita Hayworth are not.
Figures from the Bible or classical mythology, such as Esau or Judas Iscariot are included. Characters from modern fiction such as Anne of Green Gables ( the bestselling 1908 novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery) or Ginger Hebblethwaite are not.

But there is one famous redhead I have to mention because she becomes 81 this Saturday.

Carol Creighton Burnett (born April 26, 1933) is an American actress, comedian, singer, and writer. She is best known for her long-running TV variety show, The Carol Burnett Show, for CBS. She has achieved success on stage, television, and film in varying genres including dramatic and comedy roles.

Carol-burnett 1982 in de movie Annie and in 2012
After a difficult childhood in San Antonio, Texas with alcoholic parents, Burnett discovered acting and comedy in college. She performed in nightclubs in New York City and had a breakout success on Broadway in 1959 in Once Upon a Mattress, receiving a Tony Award nomination. She soon made her television debut, regularly appearing on The Garry Moore Show for the next three years, and winning her first Emmy Award in 1962. Burnett moved to Los Angeles, California and began an 11-year run on The Carol Burnett Show which was aired on CBS television from 1967 to 1978. With roots in vaudeville, The Carol Burnett Show was a variety show that combined comedy sketches, song and dance. The comedy sketches included film parodies and character pieces. Burnett created many memorable characters during the show's television run, and both she and the show won numerous Emmy and Golden Globe Awards.
During and after her variety show, Burnett appeared in many television and film projects. Her film roles include Pete 'n' Tillie (1972), The Four Seasons (1981), Annie (1982), Noises Off (1992), and Horton Hears a Who! (2008). On television, she has appeared in other sketch shows; in dramatic roles in 6 Rms Riv Vu (1974) and Friendly Fire (1979); in various well-regarded guest roles, such as in Mad About You, for which she won an Emmy Award; and in specials with Julie Andrews, Dolly Parton, Beverly Sills, and others. She was also back on Broadway in 1995 in Moon Over Buffalo, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award.

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