Carol Burnett Family & Friends


  • grandmother : Helped raise Carol and her younger sister Chrissy
  • father Joseph Thomas Burnett: Suffered from alcoholism and left family when Burnett was eight years old; died in 1954
  • mother Ina Louise Melton: Suffered from alcoholism; died at age 47 in 1957
  • half-sister Chris Frauchinger: Younger; daughter of Joseph Thomas Burnett and Louise Burnett
  • daughter Carrie Louise Hamilton: Born Dec. 5, 1963; father, Joe Hamilton; battled a highly publicized drug problem; later appeared in the play "Rent" and made short films; wrote a play with her mother called "Hollywood Arms," which was adapted from Burnett's bestselling memoir, One More Time; died in 2002 of lung and brain cancer at the age of 38
  • daughter Jody Ann Hamilton: Born Jan. 18, 1967; father, Joe Hamilton
  • daughter Erin Kate Hamilton: Born Aug. 14, 1968; father, Joe Hamilton