CAROL CHANNING BIOGRAPHY & FILM/TV LIST

CAROL CHANNING BIOGRAPHY & FILM/TV LIST

Carol Elaine Channing (born January 31, 1921) American singer, actress, and comedian. 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 widowed matchmaker Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly! and bombshell Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. 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, Channing Carson. In 1956, Channing married her manager and publicist, Charles Lowe. They remained married for 42 years. During this time, Channing 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. Kullijian died on December 26 2011, the eve of his 92nd birthday (source: wikipedia.org)

Carol Channing

Carol Channing MOVIES

  • 2006 Family Guy (TV Series) - Carol Channing - Celebrity Boxing
  • 1998 Style & Substance (TV Series) - Carol Channing
  • 1998 The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars (Video) - Ceiling Fan (voice)
  • 1994 The Magic School Bus (TV Series)
  • 1994 Thumbelina - Ms. Fieldmouse (voice)
  • 1994 Burke's Law (TV Series)
  • 1993 2 Stupid Dogs (TV Series) - Wicked Witch / Elderly Woman
  • 1992-1993 The Addams Family (TV Series) - Grandmama Addams
  • 1991 Where's Waldo? (TV Series)
  • 1990 Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers (TV Series) - Canina LaFur
  • 1990 Happily Ever After - Muddy (voice)
  • 1981-1987 The Love Boat (TV Series) - Aunt Sylvia / Tante Sylvia / Sylvia Bennett / ...
  • 1985 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie) - White Queen
  • 1983 Parade of Stars (TV Movie) - Lorelei Lee
  • 1978 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - Our Guests at Heartland
  • 1971 Shinbone Alley - Mehitabel (voice)
  • 1968 Skidoo - Flo Banks
  • 1967 Thoroughly Modern Millie - Muzzy Van Hossmere
  • 1967 All About People (Short) - Narrator
  • 1966 The Carol Channing Show (TV Movie) - Carol Honeycutt
  • 1959 The George Burns Show (TV Series) - Carol Channing
  • 1958 The Christmas Tree (TV Movie) - Promenade Member
  • 1957 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series) - Daisy June
  • 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series) - Mabel
  • 1956 The First Traveling Saleslady - Molly Wade
  • 1950 Paid in Full
  • Carol Channing THEATRE

  • No For an Answer (1941)
  • Let's Face It! (1941) (understudy for Eve Arden)
  • Proof Thro' the Night (1942)
  • Lend an Ear (1948)
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1949, 1951)
  • Pygmalion (1953)
  • Wonderful Town (1954) (replacement for Rosalind Russell)
  • The Vamp (1955)
  • Show Business (1959)
  • Show Girl (1961)
  • The Millionairess (1963)
  • Hello, Dolly! (1964, 1977, 1981, 1994)
  • Four on a Garden (1971)
  • Lorelei (1973)
  • Julie's Friends at the Palace (1974) (benefit concert)
  • The Bed Before Yesterday (1976)
  • Sugar Babies (1980)
  • Jerry's Girls (1984)
  • Legends (1985)
  • Happy Birthday, Mr. Abbott! or Night of 100 Years (1987) (benefit concert)
  • Broadway at the Bowl (1988)
  • Give My Regards to Broadway (1991) (benefit concert)
  • Hello, Dolly! (1994)
  • Singular Sensations (2003)
  • Razzle Dazzle! (2004)
  • Carol Channing: The First Eighty Years Are the Hardest (2005)
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