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Carol Elaine Channing (January 31, 1921 – January 15, 2019) was an American actress, singer, dancer and comedian. Known for starring in Broadway and film musicals, her characters typically radiated a fervent expressiveness and an easily identifiable voice, whether singing or for comedic effect. Channing also studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York City.

She began as a Broadway musical actress, starring in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes in 1949 and Hello, Dolly! in 1964, winning the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for the latter. She revived both roles several times throughout her career, most recently playing Dolly in 1995. Channing 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 (1967). Her other film appearances include The First Traveling Saleslady (1956) and Skidoo (1968). On television, she appeared as an entertainer on variety shows, from The Ed Sullivan Show in the 1950s to Hollywood Squares. She had a standout performance as The White Queen in the TV production of Alice in Wonderland (1985), and had the first of many TV specials in 1966, An Evening with Carol Channing.

Channing was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 1981 and received a Lifetime Achievement Tony Award in 1995. She continued to perform and make appearances well into her 90s, singing songs from her repertoire and sharing stories with fans, cabaret style. She released an autobiography, Just Lucky I Guess, in 2002, and Larger Than Life, a documentary film about her career, was released in 2012.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Carol Elaine Channing (January 31, 1921 – January 15, 2019) was an American actress, singer, dancer and comedian. Known for starring in Broadway and film musicals, her characters typically radiated a fervent expressiveness and an easily identifiable voice, whether singing or for comedic effect. Channing also studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York City.

She began as a Broadway musical actress, starring in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes in 1949 and Hello, Dolly! in 1964, winning the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for the latter. She revived both roles several times throughout her career, most recently playing Dolly in 1995. Channing 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 (1967). Her other film appearances include The First Traveling Saleslady (1956) and Skidoo (1968). On television, she appeared as an entertainer on variety shows, from The Ed Sullivan Show in the 1950s to Hollywood Squares. She had a standout performance as The White Queen in the TV production of Alice in Wonderland (1985), and had the first of many TV specials in 1966, An Evening with Carol Channing.

Channing was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 1981 and received a Lifetime Achievement Tony Award in 1995. She continued to perform and make appearances well into her 90s, singing songs from her repertoire and sharing stories with fans, cabaret style. She released an autobiography, Just Lucky I Guess, in 2002, and Larger Than Life, a documentary film about her career, was released in 2012.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 53

Birthday 1921-01-31

Day of Death 2019-01-15

Place of Birth Seattle, Washington, USA

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Also Known As

  • Carol Elaine Channing

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2019 Kaye Ballard - The Show Goes On!
2014 The Outrageous Sophie Tucker as Herself
2014 And the Oscar Goes To...
2012 Carol Channing: Larger Than Life as Herself
2007 ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway
2007 Words and Music by Jerry Herman as Herself
2005 Broadway's Lost Treasures III: The Best of The Tony Awards as Host
2003 Broadway's Lost Treasures as Dolly Levi (segment "Hello, Dolly!")
2003 Great Broadway Musical Moments from the Ed Sullivan Show as Herself
2003 Broadway: The Golden Age as Herself
1999 Family Guy (1 episode)
1998 The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars as the ceiling fan
1997 The View (1 episode)
1996 The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story
1996 The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1 episode)
1995 The Drew Carey Show (1 episode) as Herself
1995 The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies
1994 Touched by an Angel (1 episode)
1994 The Magic School Bus (1 episode)
1994 Space Ghost Coast to Coast (1 episode)
1994 Thumbelina as Ms. Fieldmouse (voice)
1994 Jerry Herman's Broadway at the Hollywood Bowl as Herself
1993 The Nanny (1 episode)
1992 The Addams Family (40 episodes) as Grandmama
1991 Where's Waldo?: The Animated Series (7 episodes)
1990 Happily Ever After as Muddy (voice)
1989 Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers (2 episodes)
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee (1 episode)
1982 Night of 100 Stars as Herself
1980 Magnum, P.I. (1 episode)
1977 The Love Boat (2 episodes) as Sylvia (1 episode) as Sylvia Duvall (2 episodes)
1976 The Muppet Show (1 episode)
1970 The Flip Wilson Show (2 episodes)
1970 Shinbone Alley as Mehitabel
1969 Carol Channing and Pearl Bailey: On Broadway as Herself
1968 Skidoo as Flo Banks
1968 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (7 episodes)
1967 The Carol Burnett Show (3 episodes)
1967 Thoroughly Modern Millie as Muzzy Van Hossmere
1965 The Dean Martin Show (2 episodes)
1961 Password (1 episode)
1959 The Big Party (13 episodes)
1958 The Christmas Tree as Promenade Member
1958 The George Burns Show (1 episode)
1956 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1 episode)
1956 The First Traveling Saleslady as Molly Wade
1956 Tony Awards (1 episode) as Herself - Presenter / Performer (1 episode) as Presenter (1 episode) as Recipient
1953 The Academy Awards (1 episode)
1952 Omnibus (1 episode)
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode)
1950 The Colgate Comedy Hour (1 episode)
1950 Paid in Full as Mrs. Peters (uncredited)
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show (7 episodes)

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