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Carol Channing Biography

 
Date Of Birth:
January 31, 1921 (100)
Birth Place:
Seattle, WA, USA
Bio:
Channing is the recipient of three Tony Awards (including one for lifetime achievement), a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination. Channing is best remembered for originating, on Broadway, the musical-comedy roles of bombshell Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and matchmaking widow Dolly ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: January 31, 1921 (100)

Birth Place: Seattle, WA, USA

Bio:
Channing is the recipient of three Tony Awards (including one for lifetime achievement), a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination. Channing is best remembered for originating, on Broadway, the musical-comedy roles of bombshell Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and matchmaking widow Dolly ... (read complete bio)

Channing is the recipient of three Tony Awards (including one for lifetime achievement), a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination. Channing is best remembered for originating, on Broadway, the musical-comedy roles of bombshell Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and matchmaking widow Dolly Gallagher Levi in Hello, Dolly! She also appeared in two New York revivals of Hello, Dolly!, and toured with it extensively throughout the United States.

Channing also appeared in a number of movies, The First Traveling Sales Lady (1956) with Ginger Rogers, the cult film Skidoo and Thoroughly Modern Millie, opposite Julie Andrews and Mary Tyler Moore.

Carol Channing Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1996 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production
Carol ChanningHello, Dolly!
 
Tony Awards - 1995 - Special Tony Award Gold Star
Carol Channing
 
Olivier Awards - 1979 - Actress of the Year in a Musical
Carol Channing , Hello, Dolly!
 
Tony Awards - 1974 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Carol Channing, Lorelei
 
Tony Awards - 1968 - Special Tony Award Gold Star
Carol Channing
 
Tony Awards - 1964 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Carol Channing, Hello, Dolly!
 
Tony Awards - 1961 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Carol Channing, Show Girl
 
Tony Awards - 1956 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Carol Channing, The Vamp
 
Theatre World Awards - 1949 - Performance Gold Star
Carol Channing, Lend an Ear