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Carrie Hamilton


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Full Name
Carrie Louise Hamilton

December 5, 1963 (
New York City, New York

Actress, singer, playwright

January 20, 2002, Los Angeles, California, United States

Carol Burnett, Joe Hamilton

Erin Hamilton, Jody Hamilton, Jennifer Hamilton

Movies and TV shows
Fame, Tokyo Pop, Cool World, A Mother's Justice, Single Women Married

Similar People
Carol Burnett, Jody Hamilton, Erin Hamilton, Joe Hamilton, Kipp Hamilton

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Carrie Louise Hamilton (December 5, 1963 in New York City – January 20, 2002 in Los Angeles) was an American actress, singer, and playwright. She was the daughter of comedian Carol Burnett and producer Joe Hamilton.


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Hamilton worked in a number of productions for stage, film, video, and television. She took the role of Reggie Higgins in the TV version of the musical Fame for the fifth and sixth seasons (1985–1987), and portrayed the role of Maureen Johnson in the first national tour of the stage musical Rent to considerable acclaim. She also studied music and acting at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.

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One of her films was Tokyo Pop (1988), in which she played an American singer who journeys to Japan. There she found a relationship with both a singer (played by Diamond Yukai aka Yutaka Tadokoro) and a band that made it into the Tokyo pop charts Top Ten. She performed several songs in the film.

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In 1992, Hamilton took a minor role in the movie Cool World, which starred Gabriel Byrne, Kim Basinger and Brad Pitt.

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Hamilton occasionally appeared with her mother on film. In 1987, Burnett guest starred in an episode of Fame entitled "Reggie and Rose". They costarred in a 1988 TV movie titled Hostage. Nine years later, they also starred on an episode of Touched by an Angel entitled "The Comeback". Hamilton played an aspiring Broadway star whose mother (Burnett) had also made a run for Broadway fame but failed (thanks to a dirty trick on the part of her conniving best friend, played by Rita Moreno).

In 1999, Hamilton starred in a popular sixth season episode of The X-Files, entitled "Monday". She played the role of Pam, the girlfriend of a would-be bank robber who is forced to relive the same day over and over.

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Hamilton was the inspiration for the 1983 hit single "Carrie's Gone" (#79, Billboard), written by former boyfriend Fergie Frederiksen and recorded by his band, Le Roux, after they broke up. The 12-year age difference (Carrie was 19 and Fergie was 31 at the time) was cited as the main reason for the break-up.

Hamilton worked with her mother to adapt Burnett's memoir, One More Time, for the stage play Hollywood Arms, but never lived to see it produced.


Hamilton died from lung cancer that had spread to her brain in Los Angeles on January 20, 2002 at age 38, and is interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery. She had started smoking cigarettes as a teenager.

Hamilton was survived by her mother, 7 sisters, Kathi, Dana, Judi, Jennifer, Nancy, Jody and Erin; and brother, John Hamilton. Her father, Joe Hamilton, died in 1991, and her brother, Joe, died in 1994 and her brother, Jeffrey, died in 1997.


In July 2006, the former Balcony Theatre of the Pasadena Playhouse was rededicated as the Carrie Hamilton Theatre in Hamilton's memory (Burnett is a board member). It hosts a series of readings called "Hothouse at the Playhouse", as well as the Directors Lab West and the Furious Theatre Company. On February 19, 2007, architect Frank Gehry was announced to be redesigning the Carrie Hamilton Theatre.

Anaheim University Carrie Hamilton Entertainment Institute

On March 23, 2010, Carol Burnett joined the establishment of the Anaheim University Carrie Hamilton Entertainment Institute. She signed a citation establishing the institute with Anaheim University Vice-President for Academic Affairs Dr. David Nunan, prior to answering questions regarding Hamilton and the Carrie Hamilton Entertainment Institute during a Q&A session with moderator Darrell Nelson. She concluded the Q&A by reading the following quote from Hamilton:

"ABOUT ART...The legacy is really the lives we touch, the inspiration we give, altering someone's plan -- if even for a moment, and getting them to think, rage, cry, laugh, argue...walk around the block, dazed...(I do that a lot after seeing powerful theater!) More than anything, we are remembered for our smiles; the ones we share with our closest and dearest, and the ones we bestow on a total stranger, who needed it then, and God put you there to deliver."


  • Where Does The Night Begin (on Fame)
  • Always You (on Fame)
  • Who Put the Bomp (on Fame)
  • The Shoop Shoop Song (on Fame)
  • Some Day, Some Way (on Fame)
  • We Are the Ones (on Fame)
  • Catch Me I'm Falling Fast (on Fame)
  • Look and Learn (on Fame)
  • It's Love I'm After, After All (on Fame)
  • East Of Eden (on Fame)
  • Only Love Will Hold Fast (on Fame)
  • We Have The Right (on Fame)
  • Think (on Fame)
  • See Your Face Again (on Fame)
  • He Looks Like Romeo (on Fame)
  • A Couple of Swells (on Fame)
  • (You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman (on Tokyopop)
  • Do You Believe In Magic? (on Tokyopop)
  • Never Forget (on Tokyopop)
  • Home On The Range (on Tokyopop)
  • Diff'rent God (music video)
  • I Am A Boy (music video)
  • Filmography

    The Pretender (TV Series) as
    Jill Arnold
    - Junk (2000) - Jill Arnold
    P.1 (Short) as
    The X-Files (TV Series) as
    - Monday (1999) - Pam
    Brooklyn South (TV Series) as
    Gerrie Fallon-Scranton
    - Fools Russian (1998) - Gerrie Fallon-Scranton
    Touched by an Angel (TV Series) as
    Allison Bennett
    - The Comeback (1997) - Allison Bennett
    Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series) as
    Mary Beth McCall
    - Whitewater: Part 2 (1995) - Mary Beth McCall
    - Whitewater: Part 1 (1995) - Mary Beth McCall
    Cool World as
    Comic Bookstore Cashier
    A Mother's Justice (TV Movie) as
    Thirtysomething (TV Series) as
    Callie Huffs
    - Melissa in Wonderland (1991) - Callie Huffs
    Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series) as
    - Stand (Up) and Deliver (1991) - Sky
    Equal Justice (TV Series) as
    Jillian Weeks
    - Sleeping with the Enemy (1991) - Jillian Weeks
    Murder, She Wrote (TV Series) as
    Geraldine Stone
    - Trials and Tribulations (1990) - Geraldine Stone
    Checkered Flag (TV Movie) as
    Alex Cross
    Carol & Company (TV Series) as
    Baby Bicker
    - The Fabulous Bicker Girls (1990) - Baby Bicker
    Single Women Married Men (TV Movie) as
    April Clay
    Knightwatch (TV Series) as
    Tracy Hood
    - Hard Day's Knight (1988) - Tracy Hood
    Shag as
    Tokyo Pop as
    Wendy Reed
    Hostage (TV Movie) as
    Bonnie Lee Hopkin
    Fame (TV Series) as
    Reggie Higgins
    - Baby, Remember My Name (1987) - Reggie Higgins
    - Alice Doesn't Work Here Anymore (1987) - Reggie Higgins
    - Of Cabbages and Kings (1987) - Reggie Higgins
    - Reggie and Rose (1987) - Reggie Higgins
    - The Lounge Singer Who Knew Too Much (1987) - Reggie Higgins
    - Best Buddies (1987) - Reggie Higgins
    - Ian's Girl (1987) - Reggie Higgins
    - That Was the Weekend That Was (1987) - Reggie Higgins
    - Stradi-Various (1987) - Reggie Higgins
    - The Big Contract (1987) - Reggie Higgins
    - Pros and Cons (1987) - Reggie Higgins
    - The Crimson Blade (1987) - Reggie Higgins
    - Love Kittens Go to High School (1987) - Reggie Higgins
    - Go Softly Into Morning (1987) - Reggie Higgins
    - Fame and Fortune (1986) - Reggie Higgins
    - All I Want for Christmas (1986) - Reggie Higgins
    - Mister Wacky's World (1986) - Reggie Higgins (credit only)
    - A Different Drummer (1986) - Reggie Higgins
    - Hold That Baby (1986) - Reggie Higgins
    - All Talking, All Singing, All Dancing (1986) - Reggie Higgins
    - Judgment Day (1986) - Reggie Higgins (credit only)
    - New Faces (1986) - Reggie Higgins
    - The Last Dance (1986) - Reggie Higgins
    - Back to Something New (1986) - Reggie Higgins
    - The Incident (1986) - Reggie Higgins (credit only)
    - Losin' It (1986) - Reggie Higgins
    - To Tilt at Windmills (1986) - Reggie Higgins
    - Contacts (1986) - Reggie Higgins (credit only)
    - W.S.O.A. (1986) - Reggie Higgins
    - Self Defense (1986) - Reggie Higgins
    - Stagefright (1986) - Reggie Higgins
    - The Comedian (1986) - Reggie Higgins
    - The Inheritance (1986) - Reggie Higgins
    - Double Exposure (1986) - Reggie Higgins
    - Holmes Sweet Holmes (1986) - Reggie Higgins (credit only)
    - Such Good Friends (1986) - Reggie Higgins (credit only)
    - A River to Cross (1986) - Reggie Higgins (credit only)
    - The First Time (1986) - Reggie Higgins
    - Choices (1986) - Reggie Higgins
    Love Lives On (TV Movie) as
    Lunchtime Thomas (Short)
    The 61st Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "(I Wanna Be an) Oscar Winner")
    Tokyo Pop (performer: "Never Forget", " (You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman", "Do You Believe In Magic?", "Home On The Range") / (writer: "Never Forget")
    Fame (TV Series) (performer - 13 episodes)
    - Reggie and Rose (1987) - (performer: "A Couple of Swells")
    - Love Kittens Go to High School (1987) - (performer: "He Looks Like Romeo")
    - Go Softly Into Morning (1987) - (performer: "See Your Face Again")
    - A Different Drummer (1986) - (performer: "We Have The Right", "Think")
    - Hold That Baby (1986) - ("East Of Eden") / (performer: "East Of Eden", "Only Love Will Hold Fast")
    - All Talking, All Singing, All Dancing (1986) - (performer: "It's Love I'm After, After All")
    - New Faces (1986) - (performer: "Look and Learn")
    - Losin' It (1986) - (performer: "Catch Me")
    - To Tilt at Windmills (1986) - (performer: "We Are The Ones")
    - Self Defense (1986) - (performer: "Someday, Someway")
    - Stagefright (1986) - (performer: "Who Put the Bomp", "It's In His Kiss")
    - The Comedian (1986) - (performer: "Always You")
    - Choices (1986) - (performer: "Where Does The Night Begin" - uncredited)
    Hollywood Squares (TV Series) as
    Self - Panelist
    - Episode dated 12 May 2000 (2000) - Self - Panelist
    - Episode dated 11 May 2000 (2000) - Self - Panelist
    - Episode dated 10 May 2000 (2000) - Self - Panelist
    - Episode dated 9 May 2000 (2000) - Self - Panelist
    - Episode dated 8 May 2000 (2000) - Self - Panelist
    60 Minutes (TV Series documentary) as
    Self - Carol's Daughter (segment "Carol Burnett")
    - Untouchable?/Carol Burnett/R.U.C. (1999) - Self - Carol's Daughter (segment "Carol Burnett")
    Intimate Portrait (TV Series documentary) as
    - Carol Burnett (1997) - Self
    The Carol Burnett Show: A Reunion (TV Special documentary) as
    Self (uncredited)
    The 34th Annual Thalians Ball (TV Special) as
    The Arsenio Hall Show (TV Series) as
    - Episode #1.143 (1989) - Self
    The Society of Singers Presents: A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald (TV Special) as
    Steven Spielberg: An American Cinematheque Tribute (TV Special) as
    The 61st Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Performer
    Hour Magazine (TV Series) as
    - Episode dated 13 May 1988 (1988) - Self
    Superstars and Their Moms (TV Movie) as
    Self - Hostess
    The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) as
    - Episode #19.57 (1979) - Self
    Archive Footage
    Carol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter + Love (TV Special) as
    American Masters (TV Series documentary) as
    - Carol Burnett: A Woman of Character (2007) - Self
    60 Minutes (TV Series documentary) as
    Self - Carol's Daughter (segment "Carol Burnett")
    - Carol Burnett/Big Man, Big Voice/The Diva Next Door (2000) - Self - Carol's Daughter (segment "Carol Burnett")


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