Channing in 1973
|Born||Carol Elaine Channing|
January 31, 1921
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
|Alma mater||Bennington College|
|Occupation||Actress, dancer, singer, comedian|
|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 (born January 31, 1921) is an American stand-up comedian, actress, singer, dancer and voice artist. 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.
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)
- 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]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Carol Channing.|
- Carol Channing on IMDb
- Carol Channing at the Internet Broadway Database
- Carol Channing at the Internet Off-Broadway Database