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Carol Channing

Carol Channing

Carol Channing


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 Read more on Last.fm
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, when she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. 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, titled Just Lucky I Guess, in 2002, and Larger Than Life, a documentary film about her career, was released in 2012. Discography Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Columbia Records, 1950 Show Girl, 1961 Hello, Dolly!, RCA Records, 1964 Lorelei, Decca Records, 1974 Hello, Dolly!, 1994 Additional albums: Archy And Mehitabel - A Back-Alley Opera (with Eddie Bracken), 1954 Carol Channing, Vanguard Records, 1961 Carol Channing Reads Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Caedmon Records, 1962 Carol Channing Entertains, Command Records, 1965 Carol Channing Reads Madeleine, Caedmon Records, 1970s C and W (with Webb Pierce), Plantation Records, 1976 Carol Channing and Her Country Friends (guest appearances by Jimmy C. Newman, Hank Locklin, and others), Plantation Records, 1977 Carol Channing on Tour, 51 West Records, 1980 Jazz Baby, DRG Records.

1994 Just Lucky, I Guess: A Memoir of Sorts, Audiobook, 2003 For Heaven's Sake, New Day Records, 2010 True To The Red, White, and Blue, Homesick Entertainment, 2012 Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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