Carol Elaine Channing
January 31, 1921
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
|Died||January 15, 2019 (aged 97)|
|Alma mater||Bennington College|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
(m. 1941; div. 1944)
(m. 1953; div. 1956)
(m. 1956; died 1999)
(m. 2003; died 2011)
Carol Elaine Channing (January 31, 1921 – January 15, 2019) was an American stand-up comedian, actress, singer, dancer and voice artist. She received three Tony Awards. Channing played Lorelei in the movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and played 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.
Death[change | change source]
Awards and nominations[change | change source]
|1956||Tony Award||Best Actress in a Musical||The Vamp||Nominated|
|1968||Academy Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Thoroughly Modern Millie||Nominated|
|Golden Globes||Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture||Won|
|Tony Award||Special Award||Won|
|1974||Best Actress in a Musical||Lorelei||Nominated|
|1979||Olivier Award||Best Actress in a Musical||Hello, Dolly!||Nominated|
|1995||Tony Award||Lifetime Achievement Award||Won|
|1996||Drama Critics Circle||Lifetime Achievement Award||Won|
|2002||Grammy Awards||Grammy Hall of Fame||Hello, Dolly! Original Broadway Cast Recording||Won|
|Tony Awards (West)||Lifetime Achievement Award||Benefit for Aids and Actors' Fund||Won|
References[change | change source]
- Potempa, Phil (2014-08-09). "Carol Channing, 93, teams with Tune for stage tour". The Times of Northwest Indiana. Retrieved 2015-10-06.
- Just Lucky I Guess: A Memoir of Sorts by Carol Channing (Simon & Schuster, 2002)
- Wild, Stephanie. "The Legendary Carol Channing Dies at 97" broadwayworld.com, January 15, 2019
- "Carol Channing Dead 'Hello Dolly' 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes' Star was 97" hollywoodreporter.com, January 15, 2019
- MrPoochsmooch (13 April 2012). "Lorelei - Carol Channing 1974 Tony Awards" – via YouTube.
- "Curtain Up", The Baltimore Sun, June 5, 1995 p. 38
- "Awards: 'Folly,' 'Captivity,' 'Wit' Honored", Los Angeles Times, March 20, 1996
- "Tony Awards West", Los Angeles Times, June 9, 2002
Other websites[change | change source]
- Carol Channing on IMDb
- Carol Channing at the Internet Broadway Database
- Carol Channing at the Internet Off-Broadway Database