They say, third time’s a charm and that’s pretty right in the case of Hollywood actress Carol Burnett. Over the years, The Carol Burnett Show, host has walked down the aisle a total of three times.
At first, Burnett tied the knot with her college sweetheart Don Saroyan on December 15, 1955. The pair’s marriage wasn’t meant to last forever and they ended up getting divorced in 1962.
Soon after, the Golden Globe-winning actress moved on in her life with television producer Joe Hamilton. The two of them exchanged their vows on May 4, 1963. The former couple who got divorced in 1984 shares three daughters: Carrie, Jody, and Erin.
Carol said ‘I Do’ again, this time to her third husband Brian Miller. They got married on November 24, 2001. They have been together for more than 2 decades now. Read on further to know everything about Carol Burnett’s husband Brian Miller including his profession, background, and more.
What does Carol Burnett’s husband Brian Miller do for a living?
For those of you who are unaware, let us share with you, Carol’s husband Brian Miller is a musician. He is the principal drummer in the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Apart from playing drums, he also works as a music contractor for venues such as the Hollywood Pantages Theatre and the Hollywood Bowl.
As a contractor, Miller has clubbed together teams of musicians, conductors, and producers for events including Hamilton and Waitress national tours and concerts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
When did Carol Burnett and Brian Miller get married?
The Sesame Street star and the musician got hitched in November 2001. In an interview with People magazine, she talked about her husband Brian who is 20 years younger than her.
At that time, Carol told the publication, “He’s funny and not easily intimidated. As we get older, the gap between our ages narrows. If you were 40 and married a 20-year-old, I don’t think you could communicate like [we do].”
The couple’s wedding took place just 2 months before Burnett’s eldest daughter Carrie died from lung cancer-related pneumonia. She passed away at the age of 38. Just like her famous mama, she was an actress and singer by profession.
Brian Miller supported his ladylove Carol Burnett after her daughter’s death
Following the demise of Carol’s daughter Carrie, Miller stood by her like a rock. While making an October 2022 appearance on the Dear Multi-Hyphenate podcast, Burnett talked about how her husband helped her to move forward with her play Hollywood Arms after Carrie’s death. The play was written by the mother-daughter duo together and it was performed in Chicago and on Broadway.
At that time, Burnett said, “Carrie passed away and I… Well, I’m her mom, and I didn’t want to get out of bed. And my husband — [the show was] going into previews — said, ‘Carol, you owe this not only to Carrie but you owe it to [director Hal Prince] to finish.’ ”
The couple traveled to Chicago for the play’s previews. Carol continued, “We’re on the plane, my husband and I, to Chicago, and I said a little prayer to Carrie. I said, ‘I’m going to be doing this but I don’t want to be alone. Be with me. Somehow be with me. I need a sign you’re going to be with me even though you’re not present physically.’ ”
Since then, Carol and her husband Brian have been spotted together on many red-carpet events. They are a match made in heaven. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.