Carol Burnett tells a story about a time when she was a college actor and a man came up after a performance and asked what she wanted to do with her life. She said that she wanted to go to New York and be in musical theater. He asked, “Why aren’t you there?” She replied that she was saving up enough money to go. The man volunteered to give her enough money to go under two conditions. First, that she would never reveal his identity and secondly, that if she made it big she would take opportunities to help others. Burnett has kept both promises.
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