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Carol Burnett to get Jimmy Stewart Museum award

October 3, 2014

INDIANA, Pennsylvania (AP) — Actress and comedian Carol Burnett is set to be honored by a Pennsylvania museum dedicated to actor Jimmy Stewart.

Burnett will receive the museum’s Harvey Award at a Friday night fundraiser for the James M. Steward Museum Foundation.

The foundation and museum are based in Stewart’s Pennsylvania hometown of Indiana, about 45 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. The banquet is in nearby Blairsville.

Past winners include Janet Leigh, Shirley Jones, Ernest Borgnine and Rich Little. The award is named for the 1950 film in which Stewart befriends an invisible rabbit. It is typically given to someone with connections to Stewart.

Burnett has called Stewart her “idol.” He appeared on the final episode of “The Carol Burnett Show” as a surprise guest, ending its 11-year run in 1978. He died in 1997.

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