Carol Channing

Carol Channing

Highest Rated: 100% Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)

Lowest Rated: 40% Happily Ever After (1993)

Birthday: Jan 31, 1921

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA

Dubbed The First Lady of Musical Comedy, Carol Channing spent over five decades on the Broadway stage and was forever linked with signature leading roles in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" and "Hello, Dolly!" The flamboyant peroxide blonde with the fire engine red lipstick and ever-present smile earned multiple Tony Awards for her extended stage runs in those Broadway blockbusters, as well as recognition for musicals "Vamp," "Showgirl" and "Lorelei." But Channing became a recognized pop culture icon far from New York theater circles, bringing her larger-than-life personality to primetime as the star of variety specials and with her Oscar- and Golden Globe-nominated starring turn in the musical film "Thoroughly Modern Millie" (1967). With the exception of that stroke of pitch perfect casting and a brilliant performance, Channing's talent generally did not translate successfully to the big screen. No matter, as audiences were most captivated by the "Channing" persona, which they were able to enjoy with her many appearances on cheeky celebrity panel game shows, variety specials and awards shows. While Channing's highly recognizable voice was a favorite of impressionists, and female impersonators latched onto her thick-lashed caricature of a Broadway diva, the singer, dancer, and comedienne performed throughout her eighties, continually criss-crossing the country in musical comedy revues, one-woman shows, and endless revivals of her best loved characters, Dolly and Lorelei. After Carol Channing died on January 15, 2019 at the age of 97, the lights on Broadway were dimmed in her honor, a rare tribute to one of the American theater's most iconic performers.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
89% 86% ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway Unknown (Character) $151.8K 2005
No Score Yet 94% Broadway: The American Musical Unknown (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story Unknown (Character) - 1996
40% 52% Happily Ever After Muddy (Voice) $3.2M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alice Through the Looking Glass White Queen (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 69% Shinbone Alley Mehitabel (Voice) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Carol Channing and Pearl Bailey: On Broadway Unknown (Character) - 1969
42% 41% Skidoo Flo Banks (Character) - 1968
100% 81% Thoroughly Modern Millie Muzzy (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 25% The First Traveling Saleslady Molly Wade (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paid in Full Mrs. Peters (uncredited) (Character) - 1950

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet InnerVIEWS With Ernie Manouse Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2010
No Score Yet 62% Family Guy Carol Channing - Celebrity Boxing (Guest Voice) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Style & Substance Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Space Ghost: Coast to Coast Guest 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sesame Street Guest 1993-1994
43% No Score Yet Burke's Law Daphne LeMay (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Addams Family Unknown (Voice) 1992-1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers Unknown (Guest Voice) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Super Password Guest 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Magnum, P.I. Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1974 1962-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Carol Burnett Show Guest 1971-1972 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Guest 1972 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1963-1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The George Burns Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Red Skelton Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1957

QUOTES FROM Carol Channing CHARACTERS

Muzzy Van Hossmere says: Raspberries!