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Carol Channing

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Carol Elaine Channing (January 31, 1921 – January 15, 2019) was an American actress, singer, dancer and comedian. Known for starring in Broadway and film musicals, her characters typically radiated a fervent expressiveness and an easily identifiable voice, whether singing or for comedic effect. Channing also studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York City. She began as a Broadway musical actress, starring in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes in 1949 and Hello, Dolly! in 1964, winning the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for the latter. She revived both roles several times throughout her career, most recently playing Dolly in 1995. Channing was nominated for her first Tony Award in 1956 for The Vamp followed by a nomination in 1961 for Show Girl. She received her fourth Tony Award nomination for the musical Lorelei in 1974. As a film actress, she won the Golden Globe Award and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Muzzy in Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967). Her other film appearances include The First Traveling Saleslady (1956) and Skidoo (1968). On television, she appeared as an entertainer on variety shows, from The Ed Sullivan Show in the 1950s to Hollywood Squares. She had a standout performance as The White Queen in the TV production of Alice in Wonderland (1985), and had the first of many TV specials in 1966, An Evening with Carol Channing. Channing was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 1981 and received a Lifetime Achievement Tony Award in 1995. She continued to perform and make appearances well into her 90s, singing songs from her repertoire and sharing stories with fans, cabaret style. She released an autobiography, Just Lucky I Guess, in 2002, and Larger Than Life, a documentary film about her career, was released in 2012.


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Born:
Jan 31, 1921 In Seattle, Washington, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
42
First Appeared:
In the movie Paid in Full 1950-02-15
Latest Project:
Movie Kaye Ballard - The Show Goes On! 2019-01-06
Known For
Poster of Carol Channing and Pearl Bailey: On Broadway

Carol Channing Movies Filmography

Movie
Kaye Ballard - The Show Goes On!
2019-01-06
Movie
The Outrageous Sophie Tucker
Herself 2014-05-02
Movie
And the Oscar Goes To...
2014-02-02
Movie
Carol Channing: Larger Than Life
Herself 2012-01-20
Movie
ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway
2007-04-19
Movie
Words and Music by Jerry Herman
Herself 2007-04-01
Movie
Broadway's Lost Treasures III: The Best of The Tony Awards
Host 2005-08-07
Movie
Broadway's Lost Treasures
Dolly Levi (segment "Hello, Dolly!") 2003-08-10
Movie
Great Broadway Musical Moments from the Ed Sullivan Show
Herself 2003-07-22
Movie
Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There
Herself 2003-01-01
Series
Family Guy
Unknown 1999-01-31
Movie
The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars
the ceiling fan 1998-05-19
Series
The View
Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie
The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story
1996-09-27
Series
The Rosie O'Donnell Show
Unknown 1996-06-10
Series
The Drew Carey Show
Herself 1995-09-13
Movie
The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies
1995-06-05
Movie
Thumbelina
Ms. Fieldmouse (voice) 1994-03-30
Movie
Jerry Herman's Broadway at the Hollywood Bowl
Herself 1994-03-04
Series
Space Ghost Coast to Coast
Unknown 1994-04-15
Series
The Magic School Bus
Unknown 1994-09-10
Series
Touched by an Angel
Unknown 1994-09-21
Series
The Nanny
Unknown 1993-11-03
Series
The Addams Family
Grandmama 1992-09-12
Series
Where's Waldo?: The Animated Series
Unknown 1991-09-14
Movie
Happily Ever After
Muddy (voice) 1990-06-20
Series
Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers
Unknown 1989-03-04
Movie
Night of 100 Stars
Herself 1982-03-08
Series
Magnum, P.I.
Unknown 1980-12-11
Series
The Love Boat
Unknown 1977-09-24
Series
The Muppet Show
Unknown 1976-09-05
Movie
Shinbone Alley
Mehitabel 1970-06-26
Movie
Carol Channing and Pearl Bailey: On Broadway
Herself 1969-03-16
Movie
Skidoo
Flo Banks 1968-12-19
Series
The Carol Burnett Show
Unknown 1967-09-11
Movie
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Muzzy Van Hossmere 1967-03-22
Series
Password
Unknown 1961-10-02
Series
The Big Party
1959-10-08
Series
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show
Unknown 1956-10-05
Movie
The First Traveling Saleslady
Molly Wade 1956-08-01
Series
The Colgate Comedy Hour
Unknown 1950-09-10
Movie
Paid in Full
Mrs. Peters (uncredited) 1950-02-15