INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — Television actress and comedian Carol Burnett is being honored by a western Pennsylvania museum dedicated to actor Jimmy Stewart.
The Indiana Gazette (http://bit.ly/1uM4xEm ) reports Burnett will receive the museum’s Harvey Award at an Oct. 3 fundraiser for the James M. Steward Museum Foundation.
The foundation and its Jimmy Stewart Museum are based in Stewart’s hometown, Indiana, Pennsylvania, about 45 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.
Past winners include Janet Leigh, Shirley Jones, Ernest Borgnine and Rich Little. The award is named for the 1950 film in which Stewart befriends an invisible rabbit and is typically given to someone who worked with or was otherwise associated with Stewart.
Burnett has called Stewart her “idol” and he appeared on the final episode of “The Carol Burnett Show” as a surprise guest, ending its 11-year run in 1978.