The stage actress Carol Channing died at the age of 97. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Broadway actress and comedienne best known for her roles in Hello, Dolly! and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. She received an Oscar nomination, a Golden Globe Award, and three Tony Awards.
Her father, George Channing, was the editor of the Seattle Star newspaper. She was married to Harry Kullijian from 2003 to 2011. She had one son, Channing Carson.
I’ve never understood the use of vulgar language, but the definition of ‘risque’ is open to interpretation. I suppose I did many things in my shows that could be considered risque… at the time… right up until my 90s.
There are a lot of actors that don’t like touring and will do just about anything to get out of it, but I loved it. I loved the cities, the people, and the new experiences it offered.
I felt like jumping out a window when I heard Streisand was doing it. I’d played it four and a half years – I thought Dolly was mine. But after the initial shock wore off, I realized no great part is ever exclusively anybody’s.
He wrote himself into the role of Dolly. Dolly was hilariously funny and didn’t know it. And that’s what Thornton Wilder was. He was an adorable man.
I can’t understand people missing a show because they’re sick: They’ve missed their best performance. You have an obstacle to overcome, and you reach for the heavens, and, doggone it, the heavens answer you.