Carol Channing: Larger Than Life (2012)



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The story of legendary performer Carol Channing's life is as colorful as the lipstick on her big, bright smile. In Carol Channing: Larger Than Life, director Dori Berinstein, with co-writer Adam Zucker, captures the magic and vivacity of the 90-year-old icon - both onstage and off...past and present. The film is both an intimate love story and a rarefied journey inside Broadway's most glamorous era. It is, above all, a look at an inspiring, incomparable and always entertaining American legend. … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Documentary, Television, Musical & Performing Arts
Directed By:
Written By: Dori Berinstein, Adam Zucker
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 21, 2012
Box Office: $15.5k
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as Carol Channing

as Harry Kullijian

as Loni Anderson

as Mary Jo Catlett

as Marge Champion

as Tyne Daly

as Phyllis Diller

as Betty Garrett

as Tippi Hedren

as Jerry Herman

as Angela Lansbury

as Rich Little

as Bob Mackie

as Jimmy Nederlander, S...

as Debbie Reynolds

as Chita Rivera

as Harvey Sabinson

as George Schlatter

as Richard Skipper

as Lily Tomlin

as Tommy Tune

as Bruce Vilanch

as Barbara Walters

as Jo Ann Worley

as Kaye Ballard
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Critic Reviews for Carol Channing: Larger Than Life

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (14)

There's more than stage talk in Dori Berinstein's documentary: Hiding within it is a remarkable, moving love story.

Full Review… | March 15, 2012
Seattle Times
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There's little sense of the Carol Channing beneath the overdone makeup - if there is one - except maybe to celebrate her fourth marriage to a high school classmate who died recently.

Full Review… | February 3, 2012
New York Post
Top Critic

Carol Channing is 91 going on 7. That is meant as a compliment.

Full Review… | February 2, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

[Captures] the essence of Carol as one of those creatures of the theater that when you see her onstage, you know you've seen something special.

Full Review… | February 2, 2012
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Not merely affectionate but cheerfully indulgent.

Full Review… | February 2, 2012
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Let's hope Dolly finds her way back to center stage and never goes away again.

Full Review… | January 31, 2012
New York Observer
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Carol Channing: Larger Than Life


Hilarious and delightful.

Sunil Jawahir

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