A Heartfelt Remembrance

Approaching her 90th birthday, Carol Burnett’s life is a tapestry woven with professional achievements and personal joys. But nestled in her heart, there is a void that can never truly be filled. It has been 21 years since her daughter, Carrie Hamilton, passed away, yet not a single moment goes by without Carol thinking of her.

Carol shares, “There’s not a day or almost a moment that goes by that she’s not with me.” Their bond was unbreakable, filled with moments of collaboration, tears, and laughter. Carrie possessed an extraordinary power and had a radiant future ahead.

The Dynamic Duo of Talent

Carrie, much like her mother, was an immensely talented actress. She soared to fame through her role as Reggie Higgins in the beloved TV series “Fame” and made appearances in films such as “Tokyo Pop” and “Shag.” Beyond her on-screen ventures, Carrie and Carol co-wrote the play “Hollywood Arms,” which delved into Carol’s own childhood experiences. The intertwining of their talents created a masterpiece. They even had the pleasure of sharing the screen in an episode of “Carol & Company.”

The world was robbed of Carrie’s exceptional talent and limitless potential as she faced the battles of addiction, lung cancer, and brain cancer. Tragically, she left this world at the tender age of 38. Carol vividly remembers visiting her daughter every day in the hospital, cherishing every precious moment spent together.

Carrie’s resilience and unwavering positivity left an indelible mark. When asked about her unfailingly upbeat attitude, Carrie responded, “Every day I wake up and decide.” Her choice to embrace each day with determination and optimism resonated deeply with those around her.

A Lesson in Gratitude

The spirit of Carrie lives on within Carol, who finds solace and inspiration in their shared memories. Each morning, she gently reminds herself of Carrie’s powerful words: “Decide.” It acts as a gentle nudge to treasure each day and embrace the present moment. Carol grasps the ephemeral nature of life and extends her heartfelt encouragement to others.

“It’s about taking one day at a time,” Carol shares sincerely. “You never know what may unfold in a day. Just be grateful for what you have today.” Her perspective serves as a guiding light for those navigating life’s twists and turns.

As Carol Burnett nears her 90th birthday, her journey boasts triumphs and sorrows alike. Throughout it all, her love for her daughter Carrie burns brightly, unwavering and eternal. She stands as a testament to the enduring power of love and the unbreakable connection between a mother and her daughter.