Channing, Carol, 1921-

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Carol Channing (b. January 31, 1921, Seattle, WA) is an American actress, singer, dancer and comedian. Notable for starring in Broadway and film musicals, her characters typically radiate a fervent expressiveness and an easily identifiable voice, whether singing or for comedic effect. She began as a Broadway musical actress, starring in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes in 1949, and Hello, Dolly! in 1964, when she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. She revived both roles several times throughout her career, most recently playing Dolly in 1995.

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Music You Can't Forget : Hosted by Carol Channing United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn American Vaudeville Museum collection, 1845-2007, (bulk 1910-1940) University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
referencedIn John Wallowitch collection of noncommercial video recordings, [videorecording], 1980- The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn Souvenir programs for theatrical productions, 1906-2005. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Sound Recordings of Public Information Spots and Radio Shows, ca. 1979 - ca. 1983 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Lucille Lortel papers, 1902-2000 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn The Helen Hall Show – Celebrity Interviews with Lillian Carter, Lord Mountbatten, Eric Savareid, and Carol Channing Jimmy Carter Library
referencedIn Jimmy Carter, Rosalynn Carter, Amy Carter, Carol Channing - White House Staff Halloween party
creatorOf Morris, Richard. Thoroughly modern Millie : final screenplay, 1966 Mar. 22 / by Richard Morris. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Music You Can't Forget: Hosted by Carol Channing United States. National Archives and Records Administration
creatorOf NICHOLS PAPERS. Vol. CLXXVII (ff. 182). Correspondence C-E. Includes correspondence with Bernie Cooper (ff. 28-131).includes:f. John Marwood Cleese, writer and actor: Letter to Peter Nichols from John Marwood Cleese: 1982: Typewritten. Signed.f. ... British Library
referencedIn Jimmy Carter, Rosalynn Carter, Amy Carter, Carol Channing - White House Staff Halloween party
referencedIn Gypsy Rose Lee papers, 1910-1970 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Swanson, Gloria. Papers. Series I. Correspondence, 1907-1983. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Samuel and Bella Spewack Papers, ca.1920-1980 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Mortensen, William H. William H. Mortensen papers and records, 1922-1990. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn MUSIC YOU CAN'T FORGET HOSTED BY CAROL CHANNING United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Ave Bonar Photographs, [85-311; 88-325; 97-71; 98-020; 2009-122]., 1974-1996 Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
creatorOf Herman, Jerry, 1933-. Jerry Herman collection 1950-2003 (bulk 1960-1990). Library of Congress
referencedIn Rosalynn Carter - With White House Preservation group and Luciano Pavarotti, Carol Channing
referencedIn Souvenir programs of motion pictures, 1915-1978. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Ambassador Auditorium Collection, 1974-1995 Archive of Recorded Sound, Stanford University Libraries
referencedIn MUSIC YOU CAN'T FORGET HOSTED BY CAROL CHANNING United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Radio Spot Announcements United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Raeburn, Bruce. Scrapbooks, 1930-1967. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Papers, 1929-1998 (Inclusive) Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine. Center for the History of Medicine.
referencedIn Tamiment Playhouse. Records, 1927-1987 (bulk 1933-1960). Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Stewart, Michael, 1929-1987. Papers, 1960-1969. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn MUSIC YOU CAN'T FORGET HOSTED BY CAROL CHANNING United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Gore Vidal papers, 1875-2004 (inclusive), 1936-2000 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn DuPont Hospitality (a unit of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company). Records of the DuPont Theatre, 1919-2001 (bulk, 1975-1995). Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Spewack, Samuel and Bella. Papers, ca.1920-1980. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Kerr, Walter F., 1913-1966. Walter and Jean Kerr papers, circa 1920-1993. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn MUSIC YOU CAN'T FORGET HOSTED BY CAROL CHANNING United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Performers Mary Martin and Carol Channing pose with a crewman during a post-recommissioning ceremony for the battleship USS MISSOURI (BB 63) at City Hall United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Carol Channing collection, [ca. 1937-ongoing]. Museum of Performance & Design
referencedIn Tamiment Playhouse Records, 1927-1987 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn Music You Can't Forget : Hosted by Carol Channing United States. National Archives and Records Administration
Performers Mary Martin and Carol Channing pose with a crewman during a post-recommissioning ceremony for the battleship USS MISSOURI (BB 63) at City Hall United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Philippe Halsman theatrical photographs, 1947-1969 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Thornton Wilder papers, 1892-1991, 1935-1975 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn UNIVERSAL NEWSREEL, HEARST METROTONE
referencedIn Universal Newsreel Volume 40, Release 25 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Universal Newsreel Volume 39, Release 11 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn John Eldon Thayer collection of motion picture memorabilia, 1916-1979. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn De Mille, Agnes. Musical comedies. Gentlemen prefer blondes [Programs] New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf Channing, Carol,. Hirsch-Arnold Dancers collection, ca.1926-ongoing]. Museum of Performance & Design
referencedIn NEW YORK NEW YORK #423: GUESTS: ALEXANDER COHEN, MURIEL RUYKESER, CAROL CHANNING United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Rosalynn Carter - With White House Preservation group and Carol Channing
referencedIn Scrapbooks, 1930-1967 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Bonar, Ave,. Bonar, Ave, photographs, 1974 - 1996. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Tamiment Playhouse Records, 1927-1987 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn MUSIC YOU CAN'T FORGET HOSTED BY CAROL CHANNING United States. National Archives and Records Administration
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associatedWith American Museum of Vaudeville corporateBody
alumnusOrAlumnaOf Bennington College corporateBody
associatedWith Bonar, Ave person
associatedWith Bonar, Ave, person
associatedWith Cullen, Frank, 1936- person
associatedWith DuPont Hospitality (a unit of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company) corporateBody
associatedWith Halsman, Philippe person
associatedWith Herman, Jerry, 1933- person
associatedWith Kerr, Walter F., 1913-1966. person
associatedWith Lee, Gypsy Rose, 1914-1970 person
associatedWith Lortel, Lucille person
associatedWith McNeilly, Donald, 1945- person
associatedWith Morris, Richard. person
associatedWith Mortensen, William H. person
associatedWith Raeburn, Bruce person
associatedWith Raeburn, Bruce. person
associatedWith Randolph, Theron G. person
associatedWith Saddler, Donald person
associatedWith Spewack, Samuel, 1899-1971 person
associatedWith Spewack, Samuel and Bella. person
associatedWith Stewart, Michael, 1929-1987. person
associatedWith Swanson, Gloria. person
associatedWith Tamiment Playhouse. corporateBody
associatedWith Thayer, John Eldon, 1899-1980 person
associatedWith Vidal, Gore, 1925- person
associatedWith Wallowitch, John person
associatedWith Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975 person
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Seattle WA US
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Birth 1921-01-31

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