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 .



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

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:

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

[after doing loop de loops in the air, Muzzy has just gotten off the bi-plane with her flying instructor, Baron Richter]
Muzzy Van Hossmere: [rubbing her ears] You know, Baron Richter, those loop de loops are beginning to affect my inner ear. They really are.
[Baron Richter grabs Muzzy, dips her then kisses her]
Muzzy Van Hossmere: [grabbing her cleared ears in amazement] Why Baron Richter, you're perfectly marvelous.
[Baron Richter stands at attention in acknowledgment]
Muzzy Van Hossmere: And to think we were against you in the late war.

Muzzy Van Hossmere: Raspberries!

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An outspoken liberal Democrat, Channing's name was included in Richard Nixon's now-famous "enemies list", and she has said that was the highest honor in her career.

Measurements: 34A-25-36 1/2 (during "Hello Dolly!") (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)

Her trademark, poofy blonde hair has always been achieved by the use of wigs, as she's allergic to bleach.

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