Carol Channing

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Channing at the West Hollywood Book Fair on October 4, 2009

Carol Elaine Channing (born January 31, 1921) is an American stand-up comedienne, actress, singer, dancer, voice artist, and comedienne. She is the recipient of three Tony Awards. Channing is highly known for originating on Broadway, for playing Lorelei in the movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and playing Dolly in the movie Hello, Dolly!.

Early life[change | change source]

Channing was born Carol Elaine Channing in Seattle, Washington on January 31, 1921. When she left home to go to Bennington College her mother told her that her father's mother was African-American.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Just Lucky I Guess: A Memoir of Sorts by Carol Channing (Simon & Schuster, 2002)