Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Actress Carol Channing is 91 years old today. Channing was born in Seattle, Washington. Her father was a city editor at the Seattle Star; his newspaper career took the family to San Francisco when Carol was only two weeks old. She 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!

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