Can you tell the difference between Carol Burnett and Lucille Ball?

How well do you know these two comedy icons?


Image: The Everett Collection

Lucille Ball was a trailblazer in the entertainment industry. She starred in multiple successful sitcoms and was a mogul behind the scenes. It’s no wonder that Carol Burnett has cited her as a hero and an inspiration.

Of course, Burnett is an icon in her own right. These two hilarious women were good friends in real life and appeared on each other's shows many times. While they had some things in common, they were also very different.

Can you tell who is who based on the questions below?

  1. Whose signature move was a small tug of the ear?
  2. Who started in movies before becoming a TV star?
  3. Who is famous for her Tarzan yell?
  4. Who was born in Texas?
  5. Who was the first woman to own her own television production company?
  6. Who was a natural redhead?
  7. Who was 40-years-old when she started her famous namesake show?
  8. Who modeled early in her career under the name Diane Belmont?
  9. Which TV star also acted on Broadway?
  10. Who has more than 20 Emmy nominations and six wins?
  11. Who has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?
  12. Who appeared more times on the cover of 'TV Guide'?
  13. Who appeared in an episode of the 'The Twilight Zone'?

Can you tell the difference between Carol Burnett and Lucille Ball?

Your Result...

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RosalindLeeWheeler 43 months ago
13/13 I did not know that I knew that much about both these funny ladies.
JanMMitchell 45 months ago
I got 12 out of 13 on the Lucy and Carol quiz!
mamaspapas 45 months ago
5 of 13. Not so good. But I love Carol Burnett she is hilarious. Ahh the good old days.
susiewaldridge 45 months ago
Can you tell the difference between Carol Burnett and Lucille Ball?

You got 10 out of 13
Robert 45 months ago
9/13. Some educated guesses and some questions I had absolutely no clue... Both of these women are National Treasures!!
daDoctah 45 months ago
Q: Which one married a drummer younger than herself?
A: Both. Desi was six years younger than Lucy. Carol Burnett's current husband is Brian Miller, principal drummer for the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, 23 years her junior.
galpaula98 45 months ago
Bad break need read some books about
hermanstein2015 46 months ago
7/13 Not too bad, Lucy is my favorite!
geatornez82 46 months ago
12/13. The Emmy question. Well, can't win 'em all.
cynthiab0 46 months ago
12/13 I did better than I thought
Runeshaper 46 months ago
6/13 = EEESH! LOL Love both of these ladies though :)
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