Burnett, who has championed the daytime serial throughout her career, will again play the role of Verla Grubbs, Phoebe Wallingford's tacky stepdaughter. Burnett created the role in 1983 and again stepped into Grubbs' shoes in the mid-nineties. The anniversary program, accoridng to TV Guide, will also feature the returns of Mark LaMura, who played Mark Dalton, and Larry Keith, who portrayed Nick Davis. Series creator Agnes Nixon will also make her first-ever visit to the town she created in 1970. "All My Children" airs in the metropolitan area on WABC-TV Channel 7 from 1-2 PM ET; check local listings.
Carol Burnett has been seen on the Broadway stage in Once Upon a Mattress, Fade Out — Fade In, Moon Over Buffalo and Putting It Together. She spent 11 years on "The Carol Burnett Show" and has amassed six Emmy Awards for her work on that program and several other TV appearances. Burnett's feature film credits include "Pete 'N' Tillie," "The Four Seasons," "Annie" and "A Wedding." A production of Hollywood Arms, the play that she co-wrote with her late daughter Carrie Hamilton, played Broadway's Cort Theatre. Burnett is also a Kennedy Center Honoree.