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Carol Channing (born on January 31, 1921 in Seattle, Washington) is an
American singer and actress. She has won many awards and appeared on television, film and stage throughout her career.
The winner of three Tony Awards (including a lifetime achievement awards), a Golden Globe and an Academy Award nominee, Carol Channing is best remembered for two roles: Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Dolly Gallagher Levi in Hello, Dolly!. Carol Channing is easily recognized by her distinctive voice and wide eyes, and her unusual mannerisms and personality are frequently parodied. Order your Carol Channing Tickets online today!
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Carol Channing's first job on stage in New York was in Marc Blitzstein's No For an Answer, which was given two special Sunday performances starting January 5, 1941 at the Mecca Temple (later New York's City Center). She then moved to Broadway for Let's Face It, in which she was an understudy for Eve Arden. She had a featured role in a revue, Lend an Ear, where she was spotted by Anita Loos and cast in the role of Lorelei Lee, which was to bring her to prominence. Her signature song from the production was "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend". Carol Channing's persona and that of the character were strikingly alike: simultaneously smart yet scattered, naive but worldly.
Carol Channing came to national prominence as the star of Jerry Herman's Hello, Dolly!. She never missed a performance during her run, attributing her good health to her Christian Science faith. Her performance won her the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical, in a year when her chief competition was Barbra Streisand for Funny Girl. She was deeply disappointed when Streisand, who many believed to be far too young for the role, successfully campaigned to play the role of Dolly Levi in the film, which also starred Walter Matthau and Michael Crawford.
Carol Channing reprised the role of Lorelei Lee in the musical Lorelei, and appeared in two New York revivals of Hello, Dolly!, in addition to touring with it extensively throughout the United States. She also appeared in a number of movies, including the cult film Skidoo and Thoroughly Modern Millie, opposite Julie Andrews and Mary Tyler Moore. For Millie she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, and was awarded a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress.