Carol Channing

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Carol Channing in 1973

Carol Channing (born January 31, 1921) is an American singer, actress and comedian. 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 | edit source]

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

References[change | edit source]

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