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Carrie Hamilton was one of the most beautiful and talented actresses on stage and screen. Born in New York City on December 5th, 1963 to the famous actress/comdienne Carol Burnett and Joe Hamilton (producer of the Carol Burnett Show), she has shown her acting talent in many venues. She was married to Mark Templin.

Carrie studied music and acting at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. She acted on stage, television and screen, starring in "Rent" and appearing in several motion pictures. She also wrote and directed "Lunchtime Thomas", a short film that won her the "Women in Film" Award at the Latino Film Festival in 2001. Carrie Hamilton sadly passed away from cancer on January 20th, 2002 at the age of 38.

After she passed away, Anaheim University established a a scholarship fund in Carrie's name. $100,000 goes to 15 scholarships for female students earning their MBA.

Update: (Feb 2006) The Pasadena Playhouse is working to create the Carrie Hamilton Theatre, formerly the Balcony Theatre. Sponsored by the Pasadena Playhouse, Julie Andrews, Hal Prince, Carol Burnett, Martha Williamson and Jim Nabors, they are currently seeking donations.

I personally discovered Carrie through the beautiful pop 80's flick Tokyo Pop. Her portrayal of a New York rock singer who travels to Japan and encounters heavy culture shock could have been played for sheer comedic effect, but instead she played it as a lonely, vunerable wiseass who was trying to get through life in a society she dosen't understand.



Television Movies

  • A Mother's Justice (1991)
  • Single Women, Marries Men (1989)
  • Hostage (1988)
  • Love Lives On (1985)

Television Series

  • Fame (1982)
  • Murder, She Wrote (1990, Geraldine Stone in episode "Trials and Tribulations")
  • Beverly Hills 90210 (1990)
  • thirtysomething (1991, Callie Huffs in episode "Melissa in Wonderland")
  • Beverly Hills 90210 (1991, Sky in episode "Stand (Up) and Deliver")
  • Walker, Texas Ranger (1995) (Whitewater parts One and Two)
  • Touched by an Angel (1997, Allison Bennett in episode "The Comeback")
  • Brooklyn South (1998, in episode "Fools Russian")
  • X-Files (1999, Pam in episode "Monday")
  • The Pretender (2000, Jill Arnold in episode "Junk")


  • Lunchtime Thomas (Short Movie, 2001)
  • Hollwood Arms (Stageshow, with Carol Burnett)


  • Academy Awards (1989, performing in the "Break-Out Super Stars of Tomorrow" segment)
  • The Carol Burnett Show Reunion (1993, as herself)
  • P.1 (1999 short movie, playing "Alarm")


From Reuters:

Carol Burnett's Daughter Dies of Cancer at 38

LOS ANGELES - Actress-writer Carrie Hamilton, the 38-year-old daughter of comedian Carol Burnett, died on Sunday due to complications from cancer.

Burnett publicist Deborah Kelman said Hamilton died at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Hamilton, the daughter of the late director-producer Joe Hamilton, appeared in the television series ``Fame'' and also made guest appearances in ``Beverly Hills, 90210'' and ``The X-Files.''

Monday January 21, 2002