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Carol Channing is a Actor American born on 31 january 1921 at Seattle (USA)

Carol Channing

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Birth name Carol Elaine Channing
Nationality USA
Birth 31 january 1921 at Seattle (USA)
Death 15 january 2019 (at 97 years)

Carol Elaine Channing (born January 31, 1921) is an American actress, singer, dancer, comedian, and voice artist.

She won the Golden Globe Award and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Muzzy Van Hossmere in Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967). Other film appearances include The First Traveling Saleslady (1956) and Skidoo (1968). On television she has made many appearances as an entertainer on variety shows, from the The Ed Sullivan Show in the 1950s to Hollywood Squares. She is also known for her performance as The White Queen in a 1985 production of Alice in Wonderland.

Channing was nominated for her first Tony Award in 1956 for The Vamp. Her second nomination came in 1961 for Show Girl. In 1964 she originated the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi in Hello, Dolly!, winning the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. She received her fourth Tony Award nomination for the musical Lorelei in 1974. Lorelei was a re-imagining of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, a 1949 musical that also starred Channing in the lead role of Lorelei Lee, which made her a star.

Channing was inducted to the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 1981, and received a Lifetime Achievement Tony Award in 1995. She continues to perform and make appearances, singing songs from her repertoire and sharing stories with fans, cabaret style. She released an autobiography titled Just Lucky I Guess in 2002. A documentary about her was released in 2012 titled Larger Than Life.


Channing has been married four times. Her first husband Theodore Naidish was a writer. Her second husband Alexander Carson played center for the Ottawa Rough Riders Canadian football team. They had one son named Channing Carson.

In 1956, Channing married her manager and publicist Charles Lowe. They remained married for 42 years. During this time, Carson took his stepfather's surname; he publishes his cartoons as Chan Lowe and has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for his work. Channing filed for divorce from Lowe in 1998, but her estranged husband died before the divorce was finalized.

After Lowe's death and until shortly before her fourth marriage, the actress's companion was Roger Denny, an interior decorator.

On May 10, 2003, she married Harry Kullijian (December 27, 1919–December 26, 2011), her junior high-school sweetheart, who reunited with her after she mentioned him fondly in her memoir. The two performed at their old junior high school, which had become Aptos Middle School, in a benefit for the school. She and Kullijian were active in promoting arts education in California schools through their Dr. Carol Channing and Harry Kullijian Foundation. The couple resided in Modesto, California. Harry Kullijian died on December 26, 2011, the eve of his 92nd birthday.

Channing is an ovarian cancer survivor.

Best films

Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)

Usually with

Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera
(3 films)
Don Bluth
Don Bluth
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Carol Channing (15 films)

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The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars, 1h16
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Musical theatre, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Thurl Ravenscroft, Roger Kabler, Timothy Stack, Stephen Tobolowsky, Eric Lloyd, Chris Young
Roles Fanny (voice)
Rating57% 2.850142.850142.850142.850142.85014
Rob and Chris have a son named Robbie. At first the appliances all think that they will pay more attention to him but later get used to him ("I See A New You"). Later, the Hearing Aid, who was left in a drawer in their new house from the previous owner gets out of the drawer and passes everyone who is asleep. Toaster then sees him and follows him up to the attic. Toaster gets very suspicious about him when he was talking to someone in space.
Thumbelina (1994)
, 1h22
Directed by Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, Gary Goldman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Animation, Romance
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Jodi Benson, Gary Imhoff, Barbara Cook, Carol Channing, Charo, Gino Conforti
Roles Ms. Fieldmouse (voice)
Rating62% 3.10243.10243.10243.10243.1024
A lonely old woman longs for a child, and is given a seed by a good witch. When planted, the seed grows into a flower, and inside the blossom is a tiny girl the size of the old woman's thumb. The old woman names the girl Thumbelina and raises her as her own.
Happily Ever After, 1h11
Origin USA
Genres Musical theatre, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about dragons, Political films, Children's films, Films about royalty
Actors Irene Cara, Edward Asnere, Carol Channing, Dom DeLuise, Phyllis Diller, Zsa Zsa Gabor
Roles Muddy (voice)
Rating55% 2.7526652.7526652.7526652.7526652.752665
The Looking Glass recaps the story of "Snow White". The wicked Queen has been vanquished and the kingdom is at peace as Snow White and the Prince prepare to marry. But the Queen's equally evil wizard brother Lord Maliss comes to her castle, where he learns of his sister's demise and vows to avenge her death. He transforms into a dragon and attacks Snow White and the Prince as they travel to the cottage of the Seven Dwarfs. He kidnaps the Prince, but Snow White manages to flee.
Alice in Wonderland, 3h7
Directed by Harry Harris
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy
Themes Films based on Alice in Wonderland, Children's films
Actors Natalie Gregory, Red Buttons, Anthony Newley, Sheila Mathews Allen, Jayne Meadows, Carol Channing
Roles The White Queen
Rating77% 3.8995253.8995253.8995253.8995253.899525
The first part opens with Alice (Natalie Gregory) helping Mother (Sheilla Allen) set the table for tea time. Although thankful for her daughter's help, Mother tells Alice that she is still not grown-up enough to join the adults at tea. Alice goes outside to see her sister (played by Gregory's real-life older sister Sharee Gregory), but gets bored of reading a book with no pictures. Her sister tells her that she will understand when she grows up, but Alice thinks she is already grown up (after all, she's seven and a half).
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, 1h53
Directed by Michael Schultz
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Peter Frampton, Frankie Howerd, Paul Nicholas, Donald Pleasence, Steve Martin, Alice Cooper
Roles Our Guests at Heartland
Rating42% 2.1030552.1030552.1030552.1030552.103055
Le bonheur et l'harmonie règnent à Heartland, symbolisées par un ancien militaire, le sergent Pepper, qui a fondé un groupe de musique nommé Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Des jeunes musiciens modernes recréant sa musique se font engager par un producteur de disques à Los Angeles, M. Kite. M. Mustard, maléfique promoteur immobilier assoiffé d'argent, en profite pour corrompre Heartland.
Shinbone Alley, 1h25
Directed by John David Wilson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Musical, Animation, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about cats, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Carol Channing, Eddie Bracken, Alan Reed, John Carradine, Hal Smith, Joan Gerber
Roles Mehitabel
Rating54% 2.7302752.7302752.7302752.7302752.730275
A New York City poet named Archy (Eddie Bracken) attempts suicide only to come back as a cockroach. As he learns how to write poetry by hopping on typewriter keys, he grows used to his new life and becomes infatuated with Mehitabel (Carol Channing), the singing alley cat. She instead goes out with the tomcat Big Bill (Alan Reed) When Big Bill dumps Mehitabel, Archy confronts her about her wild ways in general and her affinity for bad boy tomcats in particular. She momentarily agrees; however, self-appointed theatre maestro cat Tyrone T. Tattersall (John Carradine) promises to make her a star and becomes her next lover. Archy attempts and fails suicide again. In the theatre, Mehitabel holds up her end of the deal in getting food for Tyrone, but he kicks her off the stage. Archy and Big Bill watch her, and Mehitabel gets back together with Big Bill. Back to his typewriter, Archy channels his frustration in calling the other insects and spiders to revolution. He immediately drops the scheme when he hears the news that Mehitabel has kittens, and Big Bill has left the scene again.It's a rainy evening, and Archy points out to Mehitabel, that her kittens, who are inside a cover less trashcan, are floating away from her, and the two of them rescue the kittens, however, a moody Mehetabel, chases Archy away for interfering with her private business. Archy persuades Mehitabel to give up her life as an alley cat and support the kittens with a "job" as a house cat.
Skidoo (1968)
, 1h37
Directed by Otto Preminger
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Jackie Gleason, Carol Channing, Frankie Avalon, Fred Clark, Michael Constantine, Frank Gorshin
Roles Flo Banks
Rating47% 2.356672.356672.356672.356672.35667
As a cartoon character dressed in prison stripes (and holding a peace-logo flower which turns into a tiny parasol and then a helicopter blade) executes a few dance steps to the music of Nilsson's Skidoo theme, the words "Otto Preminger" appear below him. Additional words "presents SKIDOO starring" can also be seen as the camera pulls back to reveal that this image is on a TV screen, while Carol Channing's voice is heard exclaiming, "No, Harry, not that. No, I don't wanna see that", with the channel suddenly switching to show a US Senate hearing conducted by Senator Hummel, portrayed by Peter Lawford, who asks a series of organized crime figures various questions to which they invariably reply, "I refuse to answer on the grounds it may tend to incriminate me." Every few seconds, the channel showing the hearing switches to another channel which is screening Preminger's black-and-white 1965 feature, In Harm's Way, or still other channels which have one spurious commercial after another. The initial ad depicts an attractive blonde declaring, "now you too can be beautiful and sexually desirable like me instead of being that fat, disgusting, foul-breathed, slimy, wallowing sow that you are," the second has another intensely smiling blonde stating that "maybe we blondes do have more fun" and the third ad depicts a drunken slob swilling beer and belching, interspersed with an image of a pig with beer foam around its snout, while an unseen announcer exclaims "feel big, drink pig.
Thoroughly Modern Millie, 2h18
Directed by George Roy Hill
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Musical films, Films based on plays
Actors Julie Andrews, James Fox, Mary Tyler Moore, John Gavin, Carol Channing, Beatrice Lillie
Roles Muzzy Van Hossmere
Rating68% 3.449033.449033.449033.449033.44903
In New York City in 1922, flapper Millie Dillmount (Julie Andrews) is determined to find work as a stenographer to a wealthy businessman and then marry him – a "thoroughly modern" goal. Millie befriends the sweet yet naive Miss Dorothy Brown (Mary Tyler Moore) as the latter checks into the Priscilla Hotel. When house mother Mrs. Meers (Beatrice Lillie) learns Miss Dorothy is an orphan, she remarks, "Sad to be all alone in the world." Unbeknown to Millie, the woman is selling her tenants into white slavery, and those without family or close friends are her primary targets.
The First Traveling Saleslady, 1h32
Directed by Arthur Lubin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Western
Actors Ginger Rogers, Carol Channing, Barry Nelson, David Brian, James Arness, Clint Eastwood
Roles Molly Wade
Rating54% 2.706172.706172.706172.706172.70617
Corset company owner and independent-thinking suffragette Rose Gillray has her wagon struck by a new-fangled horseless carriage in 1897 New York. This so-called automobile is the proud new possession of Charlie Masters, who tells her it's the transportation means of the future.
Paid in Full, 1h38
Directed by William Dieterle
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Robert Cummings, Lizabeth Scott, Diana Lynn, Eve Arden, Ray Collins, Frank McHugh
Roles Mrs. Peters (uncredited)
Rating61% 3.0989353.0989353.0989353.0989353.098935
Paid in Full, 1h38
Directed by William Dieterle
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Robert Cummings, Lizabeth Scott, Diana Lynn, Eve Arden, Ray Collins, Frank McHugh
Roles Mrs. Peters (uncredited)
Rating61% 3.0989353.0989353.0989353.0989353.098935
Jane Langley raised her younger sister, Nancy, like a mother. Now both work with Bill Prentice, an advertising executive, Jane as a clothing designer and Nancy as a model. Jane is in love with him, but Bill prefers her sister.