Carol Channing Overview:

Legendary actress, Carol Channing, was born Carol Elaine Channing on Jan 31, 1921 in Seattle, WA. Channing died at the age of 98 on Jan 15, 2019 in Rancho Mirage, CA from natural causes .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Channing was nominated for one Oscar, she never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1967Best Supporting ActressThoroughly Modern Millie (1967)Muzzy Van HossmereNominated
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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television. In addition, Channing was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame .

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Carol Channing Quotes:

Flo Banks: [singing] Skidoo! Skidoo! Between a one and three, there is a two!


Muzzy Van Hossmere: Myself, I prefer to sleep in the all-together.


Muzzy Van Hossmere: Follow your heart, no raspberries!


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Carol Channing Facts
She donated a dress she wore in the stage production of "Hello, Dolly!" to the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institute.

Graduated from the prestigious Lowell High School in San Francisco, California in 1938. Her high school's theater is now named after her.

Has three Tony Awards: in 1964, as Best Actress (Musical) for "Hello, Dolly!"; in 1968, a Special Award; and in 1995, a Lifetime Achievement Award. Was also nominated three other times for Best Actress (Musical): in 1956, for "The Vamp;" in 1961, for "Show Girl;" and in 1974, for "Lorelei."

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