This year's gala, which will be held at New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 5. The famed Museum will salute Andrews and Burnett for "their outstanding and award-winning careers on television," which include the 1962 "Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall" as well as two follow up specials. A host of Burnett and Andrews' celebrity friends will be on hand to pay tribute to the legendary performers.
The Feb. 5 gala will benefit the Museum's various programs, including the preservation of TV and radio programs and advertisements and their education projects. Past honorees include Alan Alda, Steven Bochco, David Brinkley, James Burrows, Sid Caesar, Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner, Ted Danson, Kelsey Grammer, David E. Kelley, Mary Tyler Moore, Jack Paar, Dan Rather, Jerry Seinfeld, Garry Shandling, Martin Sheen, Barbara Walters and Dick Wolf.
Julie Andrews — who was born in Surrey, England — starred on Broadway in the original productions of The Boyfriend, My Fair Lady and Camelot, the stage version of Victor/Victoria, and in the Off Broadway Stephen Sondheim revue, Putting It Together. She won an Academy Award for her work in "Mary Poppins" and Oscar nominations for "The Sound of Music" and "Victor/Victoria." Andrews' other film credits include "The Americanization of Emily," "Hawaii," "Thoroughly Modern Millie," "Star," "10," "S.O.B." and "That's Life." The regal performer has also starred in several television programs; in fact, her series, "The Julie Andrews Hour," collected seven Emmy Awards. Andrews also writes children's books and is a Goodwill Ambassador for UNIFEM (United Nations Development Fund for Women) and has traveled to several countries on their behalf.
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, recently played Broadway's Cort Theatre.
The Museum of Television and Radio is located at 25 West 52nd Street in New York and 465 North Beverly Drive in Los Angeles. For more information, call (212) 621-6800 in New York or (310) 786-1000 in Los Angeles.