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Source: BBC

Hello Dolly's Carol Channing dies aged 97

Today 11:46 GMT

Three-time Tony award winning actress Bernadette Peters, who portrayed Channing's famous role of Dolly Gallagher Levi in the US tour of the musical last year, said that the stage veteran "was show business and love personified". Actor George Takei, best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu on Star Trek, called Channing one of Broadway's "greatest lights".

The daughter of newspaper editor George Channing and his wife Adelaide, Channing was born in January 1921 and grew up in Seattle, Washington.

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Source: Global News

Carol Channing, iconic Broadway star, dies at age 97

Today 01:30 GMT

Carol Channing, the lanky, ebullient musical comedy star who delighted American audiences over almost 5,000 performances as the scheming Dolly Levi in “Hello, Dolly” on Broadway and beyond, has died.

Oscar-nominated set decorator, former actor Garrett Lewis dies of natural causes at 77. Channing was not the immediate choice to play Dolly, a matchmaker who receives her toughest challenge yet when a rich grump seeks a suitable wife.

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Source: The Guradian

Carol Channing: the sparky Broadway and film star with a husky comic drawl

Today 09:00 GMT

Thornton Wilder, having seen Carol Channing in Hello Dolly!, the 1964 Broadway musical adapted from his play The Matchmaker, proposed rewriting his peculiar 1942 success The Skin of Our Teeth.

It was her voice he wanted, the way it could flip from husk to squeak to a honk so basso that it became a plot point in the 1967 film Thoroughly Modern Millie, in which Channing starred opposite Julie Andrews.

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Source: Fox News

Carol Channing, legendary Broadway actress, dies at 97, publicist says

Today 01:30 GMT

Carol Channing, the legendary Broadway actress who portrayed Dolly Levi in “Hello, Dolly!” has died, her publicist said in a statement Tuesday.

"It is with extreme heartache, that I have to announce the passing of an original Industry Pioneer, Legend and Icon - Miss Carol Channing. I admired her before I met her, and have loved her since the day she stepped ... or fell rather ... into my life," her publicist B Harlan Boll told Broadway World in a statement.


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