Artist Bio

Carrie Hamilton

(Bio as of April 2002)

Carrie Hamilton was an actor, playwright, screenwriter, singer/songwriter and musician. Daugh­ter of Carol Burnett and the late producer Joe Hamilton, Ms. Hamilton died of cancer January 20, 2002. She conceived the idea of writing a play based on her mother’s best-selling memoir, One More Time, and together they wrote Hollywood Arms. Her theater career also included acclaimed starring roles as Maureen in the first national touring company of Rent, and Lucy in the Los Angeles Reprise production of The Threepenny Opera. The role for which Ms. Hamilton first received national attention was on the television series Fame. Guest starring roles on other series soon followed, includ­ing Murder She Wrote, Equal Justice, Beverly Hills 90210, thirtysomething, Walker, Texas RangerTouched by an Angel, Brooklyn South and X-Files. She also starred in numerous movies for television, such as Love Lives On, Hostage, Single Women, Married Men and A Mother’s Justice. Her feature film credits include Ralph Bakshi’s Cool World, Tokyo Pop, Shag, Just Desserts and PI. Over the last several years she became involved in a co-op/profit sharing film company for which she wrote and/or directed her first short films, Defying the Stars and Lunchtime Thomas. For the latter she won The Women in Film Award at the 2001 Latino Film Festival.

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