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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. -- (C) Official Site
Documentary , Musical & Performing Arts , Television
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Harry Kullijian
as Harry Kullijian
Loni Anderson
as Loni Anderson
Mary Jo Catlett
as Mary Jo Catlett
Marge Champion
as Marge Champion
Tyne Daly
as Tyne Daly
Phyllis Diller
as Phyllis Diller
Betty Garrett
as Betty Garrett
Tippi Hedren
as Tippi Hedren
Jerry Herman
as Jerry Herman
Angela Lansbury
as Angela Lansbury
Rich Little
as Rich Little
Bob Mackie
as Bob Mackie
Jimmy Nederlander, Sr.
as Jimmy Nederlander, Sr.
Debbie Reynolds
as Debbie Reynolds
Chita Rivera
as Chita Rivera
Harvey Sabinson
as Harvey Sabinson
George Schlatter
as George Schlatter
Richard Skipper
as Richard Skipper
Lily Tomlin
as Lily Tomlin
Tommy Tune
as Tommy Tune
Bruce Vilanch
as Bruce Vilanch
Barbara Walters
as Barbara Walters
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Critic Reviews for Carol Channing: Larger Than Life

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (14)

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

March 15, 2012
Seattle Times
Top Critic

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.

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
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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

She had it all: talent for comedy, drama, singing, dancing, acting, and not upstaging her co-stars till the proper moment. Oh, and incredible legs with a nice face and an unmistakable voice. No one deserves to be flattered with caricatures and mimics more.

Christopher Bergan
Christopher Bergan

CAROL CHANNING: LARGER THAN LIFE is a happy surprise. A film sure to put a huge smile on your face. Not the most insightful documentary, but also not a slick lovefest, LTL shows that there truly are amazing indefatigable people in this world. Carol Channing is a force of nature and this film gives us 90 minutes in the presence of this very much living legend.

Michael Lupetin
Michael Lupetin

Hilarious and delightful.

Sunil Jawahir
Sunil Jawahir

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