Carol Burnett gets Jimmy Stewart museum award

Actress and comedian Carol Burnett has been honored by a Pennsylvania museum dedicated to the actor she calls her idol — Jimmy Stewart.

Burnett received the museum’s Harvey Award at a Friday fundraiser in Blairsville for the James M. Stewart Museum Foundation.

The award is named for the 1950 film in which Stewart befriends an invisible rabbit. It is typically given to someone with connections to the actor.

Stewart appeared on the final episode of “The Carol Burnett Show” as a surprise guest, ending the show’s 11-year run in 1978. He died in 1997.

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Past award winners include Janet Leigh, Shirley Jones, Ernest Borgnine and Rich Little.

The foundation and museum are based in Stewart’s Pennsylvania hometown of Indiana, about 45 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

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