Carol Elaine Channing was an American actress, singer, dancer, and comedian, known for starring in Broadway and film musicals. Her characters usually had a fervent expressiveness and an easily identifiable voice, whether singing or for comedic effect. Channing began as a Broadway musical actress starring in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes in 1949 and Hello, Dolly! in 1964, and winning the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for the latter. She revived both roles several times throughout her career, playing Dolly on Broadway for the final time in 1995. She was nominated for her first Tony Award in 1956 for The Vamp, followed by a nomination in 1961 for Show Girl. She received her fourth Tony Award nomination for the musical Lorelei in 1974. As a film actress, she won the Golden Globe Award and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Muzzy in Thoroughly Modern Millie. Her other film appearances include The First Traveling Saleslady and Skidoo.
|Born:||Carol Elaine Channing, January 31, 1921, Seattle, Washington, U.S.|
|Died:||January 15, 2019 (aged 97), Rancho Mirage, California, U.S.|
|Alma mater:||Bennington College|
|Occupation:||Actress, dancer, singer, comedienne|
|IMDb:||Carol Channing's IMDb|
About Carol Channing
Broadway actress and comedienne best known for her roles in Hello, Dolly! and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. She received an Oscar nomination, a Golden Globe Award, and three Tony Awards.
Carol Channing Before Fame
After attending high school in San Francisco, she worked as a model in Los Angeles.
Achievement of Carol Channing
Her numerous theater credits included roles in Pygmalion, Sugar Babies, and Jerry's Girls.
Carol Channing Family Life
Her father, George Channing, was the editor of the Seattle Star newspaper. She was married to Harry Kullijian from 2003 to 2011. She had one son, Channing Carson.
Associations of Carol Channing
Pearl Bailey won a Tony Award for the all-black version of Hello, Dolly! The original version of the musical made Channing famous.
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- Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe (film) winners
- Actresses from Seattle
- Musicians from San Francisco
- American Christian Scientists
- Actresses from San Francisco
- Bennington College alumni
- Musicians from Seattle
- Washington (state) Democrats
- RCA Victor artists
- American women comedians