Carol Channing

  • Performer

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Carol Channing (1921-2019) was an American actress, singer, and comedian known for her iconic roles on stage and screen. She was born on January 31, 1921, in Seattle, Washington. Channing rose to prominence in the 1940s and 1950s, primarily known for her work in musical theater. Her most famous role was that of Dolly Gallagher Levi in the Broadway musical "Hello, Dolly!" (1964). Her portrayal of the lively matchmaker earned her critical acclaim and made her synonymous with the character. Channing's performance in "Hello, Dolly!" earned her a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Throughout her career, Channing appeared in numerous Broadway productions, including "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" (1949), where she originated the role of Lorelei Lee, and "Thoroughly Modern Millie" (1967), in which she played the role of Muzzy Van Hossmere. She had a unique and distinct voice, and her charismatic stage presence made her performances unforgettable. Channing also had success in film and television. She received an Academy Award nomination for her role in the film adaptation of "Thoroughly Modern Millie" (1967), alongside Julie Andrews. She made appearances in television shows, such as "The Love Boat" and "The Carol Burnett Show," showcasing her comedic talents and larger-than-life personality. Beyond her performances, Channing was known for her philanthropic work and dedication to the arts. She was a strong supporter of arts education and served as an advocate for the creative community. Carol Channing passed away on January 15, 2019, at the age of 97. Her contributions to the world of theater and entertainment, along with her unforgettable performances and unique charm, have left an indelible mark on the industry, making her a beloved and celebrated figure in American entertainment history.}

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Personal Info

Birth Date: January 31, 1921
Birth Location: Seattle, WA
Death Date: January 15, 2019
Death Location: Rancho Mirage, California, USA
Cause of Death: no location entered yet

Stage & Film

Performance

Hello, Dolly!
Post-Broadway Revival Tour (1996)
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  • Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi
Hello, Dolly!
Broadway Revival (1995)
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  • Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi
Hello, Dolly!
Pre-Broadway Revival Tour (1994)
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  • Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi
Hello, Dolly!
London Concert (1990)
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  • Performer
Broadway At the Bowl
Concert Performance (1988)
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  • Cast
Jerry's Girls
National Tour (1984)
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  • Performer
Hello, Dolly!
National Tour (1983)
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  • Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi
Hello, Dolly!
Touring Revival (1982)
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  • Dolly Gallagher Levi
Hello, Dolly!
Summer Stock Tour (1981)
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  • Dolly Gallagher Levi
Sugar Babies
1st National Tour (1980)
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  • Carol
Hello, Dolly!
London Revival (1979)
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  • Mrs. Dolly Levi
Hello, Dolly!
Touring Revival (Broadway Engagement) (1978)
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  • Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi
Hello, Dolly!
Pre-Broadway Touring Revival (1977)
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  • Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi
Lorelei
Post-Broadway Tour (1975)
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  • Lorelei Lee
  • Dessert (Vive La Glace Chaude!)
Lorelei
Original Broadway Production (1974)
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  • Lorelei Lee
  • Dessert (Vive La Glace Chaude!)
Lorelei
National Tour (1973)
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  • Lorelei Lee
  • Dessert (Vive La Glace Chaude!)
Shinbone Alley
Film Version (1971)
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  • Mehitabel (Voice)
Hello, Dolly!
2nd National Tour (1965)
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  • Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi
1965 Tony Awards
New York Production (1965)
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  • Presenter
Hello, Dolly!
Original Broadway Production (1964)
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  • Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi
Show Girl
Summer Stock Tour (1961)
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  • Cast
1961 Tony Awards
New York Production (1961)
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  • Presenter
Show Girl
Original Broadway Production (1961)
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  • Cast
The Vamp
Original Broadway Production (1955)
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  • Flora Weems
Wonderful Town
National Tour (1954)
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  • Ruth
Wonderful Town
Original Broadway Production (1953)
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  • Ruth Sherwood (replacement: Apr 5, 1954 - Jul 3, 1954)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
First National Tour (1951)
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  • Lorelei Lee
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Original Broadway Production (1949)
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  • Lorelei Lee
Lend an Ear
Original Broadway Production (1948)
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  • Cast
Let's Face It
Original Broadway Production (1941)
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  • Maggie Watson (standby) [uncredited]
No for an Answer
Original New York Production (1941)
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  • Bobby (Entertainer at the Pillbox Bar)

Commercial Audio

Performance

Hello, Dolly!
Broadway Revival Cast (1995)
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  • Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi
Jerry's Girls
Pre-Broadway Cast (1984)
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  • Cast
Lorelei
Pre-Broadway Tour Cast (1973)
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  • Lorelei Lee
Hello, Dolly!
Original Broadway Cast (1964)
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  • Dolly Gallagher Levi
Show Girl
Original Broadway Cast (1961)
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  • Cast
Show Girl
Original Cast Star (1961)
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  • Cast
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  • Cast
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Original Broadway Cast (1949)
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  • Lorelei Lee
No for an Answer
Original New York Cast (1941)
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  • Cast

Private Audio

Performance

Hello, Dolly!
Broadway Revival Cast (1995)
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  • Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi
Hello, Dolly!
National Tour Cast (1994)
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  • Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi
Hello, Dolly!
London Benefit Cast (1990)
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  • Performer
Broadway At the Bowl
Original Cast (1988)
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  • Cast
Sugar Babies
National Tour Cast (1980)
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  • Performer
Hello, Dolly!
Broadway Revival Cast (1978)
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  • Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi
Lorelei
Original Broadway Cast (1974)
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  • Performer
Lorelei
Pre-Broadway Tour Cast (1973)
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  • Lorelei Lee
Hello, Dolly!
Original Broadway Cast (1964)
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  • Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi
Show Girl
Original Broadway Cast (1961)
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  • Cast
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
National Tour Cast (1952)
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  • Lorelei Lee

Private Video

Performance

Hello, Dolly!
Tour Cast (1996)
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  • Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi
Hello, Dolly!
National Tour Cast (1994)
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  • Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi
Hello, Dolly!
National Tour Cast (1977)
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  • Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi

Broadcast Video

Performance

1965 Tony Awards
TV Broadcast (1965)
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  • Presenter
1961 Tony Awards
Television Broadcast (1961)
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  • Presenter
Show Girl
Original Cast (1961)
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  • Cast

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From ChatGPT

Carol Channing (1921-2019) was an American actress, singer, and comedian known for her iconic roles on stage and screen. She was born on January 31, 1921, in Seattle, Washington. Channing rose to prominence in the 1940s and 1950s, primarily known for her work in musical theater. Her most famous role was that of Dolly Gallagher Levi in the Broadway musical "Hello, Dolly!" (1964). Her portrayal of the lively matchmaker earned her critical acclaim and made her synonymous with the character. Channing's performance in "Hello, Dolly!" earned her a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Throughout her career, Channing appeared in numerous Broadway productions, including "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" (1949), where she originated the role of Lorelei Lee, and "Thoroughly Modern Millie" (1967), in which she played the role of Muzzy Van Hossmere. She had a unique and distinct voice, and her charismatic stage presence made her performances unforgettable. Channing also had success in film and television. She received an Academy Award nomination for her role in the film adaptation of "Thoroughly Modern Millie" (1967), alongside Julie Andrews. She made appearances in television shows, such as "The Love Boat" and "The Carol Burnett Show," showcasing her comedic talents and larger-than-life personality. Beyond her performances, Channing was known for her philanthropic work and dedication to the arts. She was a strong supporter of arts education and served as an advocate for the creative community. Carol Channing passed away on January 15, 2019, at the age of 97. Her contributions to the world of theater and entertainment, along with her unforgettable performances and unique charm, have left an indelible mark on the industry, making her a beloved and celebrated figure in American entertainment history.}

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Personal Info

Birth Date: January 31, 1921
Birth Location: Seattle, WA
Death Date: January 15, 2019
Death Location: Rancho Mirage, California, USA
Cause of Death: no location entered yet

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