Carol Channing, 1971

A photo of Carol Channing performing on stage in 1971.

Carol Channing was born in Seattle WA in 1921 and, after her parents moved when she was 2 wks old, raised in San Francisco CA. (Her mother was of German Jewish descent and her father was African-American and German.) Attending Bennington College at the age of 16, she majored in drama. Moving to New York, she began a storied stage, movie, and tv career that lasted until (almost) her death.

She was married four times (her only child, a son, was the product of her second marriage) - the last time to her junior high school sweetheart, who died at the age of 92, eight years into their marriage.

Ms Channing died on January 15, 2019, 16 days before her 98th birthday.
Date & Place: in New York, New York United States
Jan 31, 1921 - Jan 15, 2019

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RIP Ms. Channing. Carol Channing died today, 16 days before her 98th birthday.
Jan 15, 2019 · Reply
Laura Harmon Vickers
Farewell Dolly ......
Jan 15, 2019 · Reply
Lynden Mcdonald
A class act..loved her.
Jan 15, 2019 · Reply
De Leah Owens Kohl
RIP Miz Channing......
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Judy Schroeder Bingham
My husband and I saw her in Hello Dolly on stage in Detroit way back when. . .
Jan 15, 2019 · Reply
Becky Kelly
RIP. God Bless her family in Jesus Wonderful name Amen Jesus to this Hallelujah.
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She lived a long beautiful successful life. RIP, Ms. Channing!
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Rick Es
I remember here when I was a child watching Ed Sullivan.
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Dolores Brown Sehenuk
R.I.P Carol.
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RamonandAngie Perez
I loved her she was funny
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Jean Clattenbug
Luv you rest in peace
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Saundra Crenshaw Hayman
RIP Carol Channing! You were a very talented lady. 🌹🌹🌹
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Esther Evans
A legend...
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Zach Jansen
A star from another time
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