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Karla Burns was a singer and actress who became the first Black person to win England’s prestigious Olivier Award, for her performance in “Show Boat.”

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Published in Florida Times-Union on Jun. 8, 2021.
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June 16, 2021
Deepest Sympathy for the Burn's Family and Friends. Karla's spirit was so bright. So grateful she pursued her dreams...we were all fortunate to have shared and enjoyed her wonderful talent. A woman with a good heart.
Loretta Falkenberg-Mills
Friend
June 16, 2021
I'm so sorry for your loss. May God strengthen the family at this time of sorrow.
June 15, 2021
I had the great pleasure of knowing and working with Karla in Wichita. Not only was she a marvellous actress and singer, but also a warm, wonderful human being with a great sense of humor. I literally was on the ground with laughter at a post performance party at one of her jokes.
Joe Pruessner
Coworker
June 13, 2021
In loving memory...
Anonymous... Gary, IN, USA
June 12, 2021
What a beautiful life she lived. I’m so very sorry for your loss. She called or came in the library every once in awhile. She was always so sweet. She will be missed dearly.
Sharron Eledge
June 11, 2021
I am so sorry about the loss of Karla. She put the A on Awesome and will be missed! My condolences are with the Burns family. I pray that you will be surrounded by the love & support that you need. And may "the God who supplies endurance and comfort" (Roman's 15:5) be with you always.
Jenee
June 11, 2021
An incredibly talented and entertaining performer who will be missed by so many. To the Burns family and friends, my condolences, may God be with you all at such a very difficult time.
June 11, 2021
My condolences.
June 11, 2021
My condolences go out to the Barnes family on the death of the Karla. So sorry for your loss.
Roy
Neighbor
June 11, 2021
My sincere condolences to the Burns Family. May the God of all comfort provide you all the strength to cope with your loss
TD
June 10, 2021
I worked with Karla in two productions at Wichita State University in 1980. She had a wonderful sense of humor and a great laugh! Karla was a great supporter to a young actor.
Melody Antholz
Friend
June 10, 2021
Always amazing, always real. I will miss our long time friendship, because I am selfish, but the memories of those great performances I willingly share with so many others.
TIM
Friend
June 10, 2021
An amazingly talented and versatile actress and singer, her talent will be missed. My sincere sympathies to the Burns family, may God help to dry your tears and heal your hearts during such a difficult time.
R B
June 9, 2021
To the family of Karla Burns.As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. Please accept my sincere condolences.
JE Sowell
June 9, 2021
Alishia
June 9, 2021
Godspeed Karla. A life lived to the fullest. Unforgettable legacy.
Harry Simpson
June 9, 2021
I remember Karla from when we both attended East High School together. She had the most beautiful voice, and her acting was a joy. She will be missed dearly.
Jack and Michelle Perkins
Friend
June 9, 2021
God is a God of all Comfort and he will Comfort the family's..My heartfelt condolences to the family's..
June 9, 2021
Sincere condolences to the Burns Family, May the God of Comfort mend and bind up your grieving hearts with calm and peace as you cope with your precious loss. May He support you with his strength as he carries your grief Psalm 68:19. Thank you for karla’s entertaining us over the years.
BRY
June 9, 2021
Heartfelt condolences to the Burns family, may God be with you in your time of sorrow.
June 9, 2021
Our deepest condolences to the family. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort the family during this difficult time.
June 9, 2021
Dora Barrera
Friend
June 8, 2021
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
james richardson
June 8, 2021
Margaret Hall
Friend
June 8, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Nancy Powell
Friend
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