Carol Channing

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Real name is Carol Elaine Channing
Was born at 31 January 1921 (now is 97 years old) in Seattle, Washington, USA

Carol Channing was born January 31, 1921, at Seattle, Washington, thedaughter of a prominent newspaper editor, who was very active in theChristian Science movement. She attended high school in San Franciscoand later worked as a model in Los Angeles. She attended prestigiousBennington College in Vermont and majored in drama and dance andsupplemented her work by taking parts in nearby Pocono Resort area. Sheinitially made her mark on Broadway in "Gentleman Prefer Blondes"playing Lorelei Lee.

In "Hello Dolly" she played Dolly Gallagher Levi,the witty, manipulative widow intent upon finding a wealthy husband. The musical won ten Tony awards in 1964, including Channing's for bestactress in a comedy. 'Jacqueline Kennedy (I)' and her two childrenmade their first public appearance after President'John F. Kennedy' 's death by seeing her perform in "Hello Dolly"and later visited her backstage. She appeared in the film Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967) .

Her son is a PulitizerPrize-nominated finalist cartoonist and she continues to practice herChristian Science religion. .

There is some small facts about Carol Channing:
  • She is the daughter of Adelaide (Glaser) and George Channing (who was born George Christian Stucker). Carol's paternal grandfather, George Stucker, was the son of German immigrants, and Carol's paternal grandmother, Clara, was African-American. Carol's maternal grandparents, Otto Glaser and Paulina Ottmann, were both of German origin. Carol stated in her autobiography, "Just Lucky, I Guess", that her father, who was light-skinned, used one accent to help "pass" in the white world and another around the house, where he sang gospel music to entertain his daughter.
  • Her trademark, poofy blonde hair has always been achieved by the use of wigs, as she's allergic to bleach.
  • Son Chan Lowe was the long time, multiple award winning, editorial cartoonist for the Fort Lauderdale/South Florida Sun-Sentinel newspaper in Fort Lauderdale for many years before being laid off due to budget cutbacks in January 2015.
  • Graduated from the prestigious Lowell High School in San Francisco, California in 1938. Her high school's theater is now named after her.
  • Has three Tony Awards: in 1964, as Best Actress (Musical) for "Hello, Dolly!"; in 1968, a Special Award; and in 1995, a Lifetime Achievement Award. Was also nominated three other times for Best Actress (Musical): in 1956, for "The Vamp;" in 1961, for "Show Girl;" and in 1974, for "Lorelei."
  • In 1986-1987, toured in the play "Legends" with 'Mary Martin (I)' , the subject of an excellent, highly amusing book by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright 'James Kirkwood Jr.' , "Diary of a Mad Playwright: Perilous Adventures on the Road with Mary Martin and Carol Channing". Despite the pressures, Kirkwood describes Channing as a true professional and a joy to work with.
  • In 1967, 'Pearl Bailey' replaced her on Broadway when "Hello, Dolly!" was recast as an all-black production.
  • She donated a dress she wore in the stage production of "Hello, Dolly!" to the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution.
  • An outspoken liberal Democrat, Channing's name was included in 'Richard Nixon' 's now-famous "enemies list", and she has said that was the highest honor in her career.
  • She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on February 8, 1960.
  • She was awarded a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars on October 2, 2010.
  • (August 2013) Cherry Grove, Fire Island, New York: At age 92, she appeared before over 500 admirers for an interview event, during which she also burst into song while answering questions about her career.
  • Inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 1981.
  • Is one of 26 actresses to have received an Academy Award nomination for their performance in a musical; hers being Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967) . The others, in chronological order, are: 'Bessie Love' (The Broadway Melody (1929) ), 'Grace Moore (I)' (One Night of Love (1934) ), 'Jean Hagen' (Singin' in the Rain (1952) ), 'Marjorie Rambeau' (Torch Song (1953) ), 'Dorothy Dandridge' (Carmen Jones (1954) ), 'Deborah Kerr' (The King and I (1956) ), 'Rita Moreno (I)' (West Side Story (1961) ), 'Gladys Cooper (I)' (My Fair Lady (1964) ), 'Julie Andrews (I)' (Mary Poppins (1964) , The Sound of Music (1965) , and Victor Victoria (1982) ), 'Debbie Reynolds (I)' (The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964) ), 'Peggy Wood (I)' (The Sound of Music (1965) ), 'Kay Medford' (Funny Girl (1968) ), 'Barbra Streisand' (Funny Girl (1968) ), 'Liza Minnelli' (Cabaret (1972) ), 'Ronee Blakley' (Nashville (1975) ), 'Lily Tomlin' (Nashville (1975) ), 'Ann-Margret' (Tommy (1975) ), 'Lesley Ann Warren' (Victor Victoria (1982) ), 'Amy Irving (I)' (Yentl (1983) ), 'Nicole Kidman' (Moulin Rouge! (2001) ), 'Queen Latifah' (Chicago (2002) ), 'Catherine Zeta-Jones' (Chicago (2002) ), 'Renée Zellweger' (Chicago (2002) ), 'Jennifer Hudson (I)' (Dreamgirls (2006) ), 'Penelope Cruz' (Nine (2009) ), 'Anne Hathaway' (Les Misérables (2012) ), and 'Meryl Streep' (Into the Woods (2014) ).
  • Returned to work 10 months after giving birth to her son Channing to begin performing in the Broadway production of "Wonderful Town".
  • Gave birth to her only child at age 32, a son Channing George Carson on March 25, 1953. Child's father is her 2nd husband, Alexander Carson.
  • Friends with: 'Tippi Hedren' , 'Bea Arthur (I)' , 'Mickey Rooney (I)' , 'Liza Minnelli' , 'Pearl Bailey' , 'Shirley Jones (I)' , 'Angela Lansbury' , 'Tommy Tune' , 'Joan Rivers' , 'Charlotte Rae' , 'Jane Powell (I)' , 'Carol Burnett' , 'Billy Barnes (I)' , 'June Lockhart' , 'Elizabeth Taylor (I)' , 'Florence Henderson (I)' , 'Helen Hayes (I)' , 'Betty White (I)' , 'Esther Williams (I)' , and 'Mary Tyler Moore' .
Also look some video clip about Carol Channing:
There is the list of movies, where Carol Channing was taked part:
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1 A Show of Concern: The Heart of America Responds movie A Show of Concern: The Heart of America Responds 1987 as Herself - Performer
2 An Evening with Carol Channing movie An Evening with Carol Channing 1966 as Herself
3 Broadway at the Hollywood Bowl movie Broadway at the Hollywood Bowl 1994 as Herself
4 Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age movie Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age 2016 as Herself
5 Carol Channing and Pearl Bailey: On Broadway movie Carol Channing and Pearl Bailey: On Broadway 1969 as Herself
6 Carol Channings Mad English Tea Party movie Carol Channings Mad English Tea Party 1970 as Herself - Host
7 Danny Thomas the Wonderful World of Burlesque: Third Edition movie Danny Thomas the Wonderful World of Burlesque: Third Edition 1966 as Herself
8 Frank Sinatra: The Main Event movie Frank Sinatra: The Main Event 1974 as Herself - Audience Member
9 Great Broadway Musical Moments from the Ed Sullivan Show movie Great Broadway Musical Moments from the Ed Sullivan Show 2015 as Lorelei Lee
10 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1920s: The Dawn of the Hollywood Musical movie Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1920s: The Dawn of the Hollywood Musical 2008 as Herself
11 Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade movie Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade 1992 as Herself
12 Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade movie Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade 1995 as Herself
13 The 24th Annual Grammy Awards movie The 24th Annual Grammy Awards 1982 as Herself
14 The 34th Annual Thalians Ball movie The 34th Annual Thalians Ball 1989 as Herself
15 The 34th Annual Tony Awards movie The 34th Annual Tony Awards 1980 as Herself - Presenter: Best Costume Design
16 The 48th Annual Tony Awards movie The 48th Annual Tony Awards 1994 as Herself - Audience Member
17 The 50th Annual Tony Awards movie The 50th Annual Tony Awards 1996 as Herself - Previous Winner
18 The 58th Annual Tony Awards movie The 58th Annual Tony Awards 2004 as Herself - Presenter: Best Original Score
19 The 5th Commitment to Life Awards movie The 5th Commitment to Life Awards 1991 as Herself - Performer
20 The Annual National Sports Awards movie The Annual National Sports Awards 1974 as Herself - Presenter
21 The Carol Channing Show movie The Carol Channing Show 1966 as Carol Honeycutt
22 The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts movie The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 2010 as Herself
23 The Kid Stays in the Picture movie The Kid Stays in the Picture 2002 as Herself
24 The Outrageous Sophie Tucker movie The Outrageous Sophie Tucker 2014 as Herself
25 Words and Music by Jerry Herman movie Words and Music by Jerry Herman 2007 as Herself
26 Broadway: The American Musical movie Broadway: The American Musical 2004 as Herself
27 Chip n Dale Rescue Rangers movie Chip n Dale Rescue Rangers 1989 as Canina LaFur
28 Late Night with Conan OBrien movie Late Night with Conan OBrien 1993 as Herself
29 Late Show with David Letterman movie Late Show with David Letterman 1993 as Herself
30 Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf movie Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf 2009 as Herself
31 The DuPont Show of the Month movie The DuPont Show of the Month 1957 as Herself
32 The George Burns Show movie The George Burns Show 1958 as Carol Channing
33 The Joey Bishop Show movie The Joey Bishop Show 1967 as Herself - Guest
34 The Merv Griffin Show movie The Merv Griffin Show 1962 as Herself - Guest
35 The Mike Douglas Show movie The Mike Douglas Show 1961 as Herself - Actress
36 The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show movie The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show 1956 as Herself
37 Whats My Line? movie Whats My Line? 1950 as Herself - Mystery Guest
38 11-22-63: The Day the Nation Cried movie 11-22-63: The Day the Nation Cried 1989 as Herself
39 7th Annual American Cinema Awards movie 7th Annual American Cinema Awards 1990 as Herself
40 Alice in Wonderland movie Alice in Wonderland 1985 as White Queen
There is the list of interview of Carol Channing:
  • "Honolulu Weekly" (USA), 26 January 2005, Vol. 15, Iss. 4, pg. 15, by: Becky Maltby, "Q & A: Carol Channing"
There is the list of some articles of Carol Channing:
  • "The New York Times" (USA), 1 September 2013, Vol. CLXII, Iss. 56246, pg. ST 8, by: Bob Morris, "A Parade Passing By? Not Likely"
  • "Entertainment Weekly" (USA), 7 June 1995, pg. 29, by: Jess Cagle, "'Hello' Again"
There is the list of some printed articles of Carol Elaine Channing:
  • "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1991, Vol. 4, Iss. 5, pg. 18-19, by: staff, "Anatomy Awards 3: Carol Channing"
The image of Carol Elaine Channing was on the covers of these magazines:
  • "Time" (USA), 9 January 1950
There is the list of some quotes of Carol Channing:
  • I'm terribly shy, but of course no one believes me. Come to think of it, neither would I.
  • My mother said to me, "You're revolting. And on top of that, you're not very feminine." Well, that led me to the stage, which is an accepting and comfortable place. So in a way I have my mother to thank.
  • [on presenting an Oscar at the 1967 Academy Awards] What a thrill for me to fondle an envelope, even in transit!
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