Carol Channing

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Carol Elaine Channing (January 31, 1921 – January 15, 2019) was an American actress, singer, dancer and comedian. Known for starring in Broadway and film musicals, her characters typically radiated a fervent expressiveness and an easily identifiable voice, whether singing or for comedic effect. Channing also studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York City. She began as a Broadway musical actress, starring in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes in 1949 and Hello, Dolly! in 1964, winning the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for the latter. She revived both roles several times throughout her career, most recently playing Dolly in 1995. Channing was nominated for her first Tony Award in 1956 for The Vamp followed by a nomination in 1961 for Show Girl. She received her fourth Tony Award nomination for the musical Lorelei in 1974. As a film actress, she won the Golden Globe Award and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Muzzy in Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967). Her other film appearances include The First Traveling Saleslady (1956) and Skidoo (1968). On television, she appeared as an entertainer on variety shows, from The Ed Sullivan Show in the 1950s to Hollywood Squares. She had a standout performance as The White Queen in the TV production of Alice in Wonderland (1985), and had the first of many TV specials in 1966, An Evening with Carol Channing ...

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Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There (2003)

Broadway: The Golden Age is the most important, ambitious and comprehensive film ever made about America's most celebrated indigenous art form. Award-winning filmmaker Rick McKay filmed over 100 of the greatest stars ever to work on Broadway or in Hollywood. He ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick McKay
CAST:  Edie Adams  •  Bea Arthur  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Kaye Ballard

Broadway: The Golden Age is the most important, ambitious and comprehensive film ever made about America's most celebrated indigenous art form. Award-winning filmmaker Rick McKay filmed over 100 of the greatest stars ever to work on Broadway or in Hollywood. He ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick McKay
CAST:  Edie Adams  •  Bea Arthur  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Kaye Ballard

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978)

A small town band makes it big, but loses track of their roots, as they get caught up into the big-time machinations of the music biz. Now, they must thwart a plot to destroy their home town. Built around the music of The Beatles, this musical uses some big name ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Schultz
CAST:  Barry Gibb  •  Robin Gibb  •  Maurice Gibb  •  Paul Nicholas

A small town band makes it big, but loses track of their roots, as they get caught up into the big-time machinations of the music biz. Now, they must thwart a plot to destroy their home town. Built around the music of The Beatles, this musical uses some big name ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Schultz
CAST:  Barry Gibb  •  Robin Gibb  •  Maurice Gibb  •  Paul Nicholas

Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)

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Millie Dillmount, a fearless young lady fresh from Salina, Kansas, determined to experience Life, sets out to see the world in the rip-roaring Twenties. With high spirits and wearing one of those new high hemlines, she arrives in New York to test the "modern" ideas ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Roy Hill
CAST:  Julie Andrews  •  Mary Tyler Moore  •  Carol Channing  •  James Fox

Millie Dillmount, a fearless young lady fresh from Salina, Kansas, determined to experience Life, sets out to see the world in the rip-roaring Twenties. With high spirits and wearing one of those new high hemlines, she arrives in New York to test the "modern" ideas ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Roy Hill
CAST:  Julie Andrews  •  Mary Tyler Moore  •  Carol Channing  •  James Fox

Thumbelina (1994)

The tiny girl meets a fairy prince who saves her from the creatures of the woods.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Bluth  •  Gary Goldman
CAST:  Jodi Benson  •  Gino Conforti  •  Barbara Cook  •  Gary Imhoff

The tiny girl meets a fairy prince who saves her from the creatures of the woods.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Bluth  •  Gary Goldman
CAST:  Jodi Benson  •  Gino Conforti  •  Barbara Cook  •  Gary Imhoff

The First Traveling Saleslady (1956)

At the turn of the century Rose and ex-showbiz friend Molly get involved in selling steel. When they come unstuck with corsets they embark on the even more hazardous project of selling barbed wire to highly suspicious Texas cowboys.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Lubin
CAST:  Ginger Rogers  •  Carol Channing  •  Clint Eastwood  •  Barry Nelson

At the turn of the century Rose and ex-showbiz friend Molly get involved in selling steel. When they come unstuck with corsets they embark on the even more hazardous project of selling barbed wire to highly suspicious Texas cowboys.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Lubin
CAST:  Ginger Rogers  •  Carol Channing  •  Clint Eastwood  •  Barry Nelson

Skidoo (1968)

Ex-gangster Tony Banks is called out of retirement by mob kingpin God to carry out a hit on fellow mobster "Blue Chips" Packard. When Banks demurs, God kidnaps his daughter Darlene on his luxury yacht.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Otto Preminger
CAST:  Jackie Gleason  •  Carol Channing  •  Frankie Avalon  •  Fred Clark

Ex-gangster Tony Banks is called out of retirement by mob kingpin God to carry out a hit on fellow mobster "Blue Chips" Packard. When Banks demurs, God kidnaps his daughter Darlene on his luxury yacht.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Otto Preminger
CAST:  Jackie Gleason  •  Carol Channing  •  Frankie Avalon  •  Fred Clark

Paid in Full (1950)

Two sisters fall in love with the same man. After the wedding, the new husband realizes he may have married the wrong sister.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Dieterle
CAST:  Robert Cummings  •  Lizabeth Scott  •  Diana Lynn  •  Eve Arden

Two sisters fall in love with the same man. After the wedding, the new husband realizes he may have married the wrong sister.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Dieterle
CAST:  Robert Cummings  •  Lizabeth Scott  •  Diana Lynn  •  Eve Arden

Carol Channing: Larger Than Life (2012)

If Carol Channing didn't exist, no one could have made her up. One in a billion, Carol , at 89, remains an unstoppable, megawatt dynamo. Broadway diva extraordinaire is just the icing. Carol Channing hovered at the pinnacle of the entertainment world from the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dori Berinstein
CAST:  Carol Channing  •  Loni Anderson  •  Mary Jo Catlett  •  Marge Champion

If Carol Channing didn't exist, no one could have made her up. One in a billion, Carol , at 89, remains an unstoppable, megawatt dynamo. Broadway diva extraordinaire is just the icing. Carol Channing hovered at the pinnacle of the entertainment world from the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dori Berinstein
CAST:  Carol Channing  •  Loni Anderson  •  Mary Jo Catlett  •  Marge Champion

Night of 100 Stars (1982)

The most glittering, expensive, and exhausting videotaping session in television history took place Friday February 19, 1982 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The event, for which ticket-buyers payed up to $1,000 a seat (tax-deductible as a contribution to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Jones
CAST:  Jane Alexander  •  Peter Allen  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Steve Allen

The most glittering, expensive, and exhausting videotaping session in television history took place Friday February 19, 1982 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The event, for which ticket-buyers payed up to $1,000 a seat (tax-deductible as a contribution to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Jones
CAST:  Jane Alexander  •  Peter Allen  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Steve Allen

Broadway's Lost Treasures III: The Best of The Tony Awards (2005)

Broadway royalty and Tony-winners Tommy Tune, Carol Channing, Robert Goulet, and Harvey Fierstein are your hosts for this third compilation of great musical performances from the archives of the Tony Award® broadcasts. Legendary stars from legendary shows strut ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher A. Cohen
CAST:  Gwen Verdon  •  Carol Channing  •  Vanessa Williams  •  Ray Walston

Broadway royalty and Tony-winners Tommy Tune, Carol Channing, Robert Goulet, and Harvey Fierstein are your hosts for this third compilation of great musical performances from the archives of the Tony Award® broadcasts. Legendary stars from legendary shows strut ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher A. Cohen
CAST:  Gwen Verdon  •  Carol Channing  •  Vanessa Williams  •  Ray Walston

Carol Channing and Pearl Bailey: On Broadway (1969)

"On Broadway" featured Carol Channing and Pearl Bailey, both red hot after their respective runs in the smash hit "Hello, Dolly!" on Broadway. The special was filmed on the stage of the Wintergarden Theater in New York and originally aired on ABC in 1969. Together ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Jones
CAST:  Carol Channing  •  Pearl Bailey

"On Broadway" featured Carol Channing and Pearl Bailey, both red hot after their respective runs in the smash hit "Hello, Dolly!" on Broadway. The special was filmed on the stage of the Wintergarden Theater in New York and originally aired on ABC in 1969. Together ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Jones
CAST:  Carol Channing  •  Pearl Bailey

Words and Music by Jerry Herman (2007)

WORDS AND MUSIC is the story of one of Broadway's iconic figures: the composer/lyricist of Hello, Dolly!, Mame and La Cage aux Folles. Jerry Herman and an all-star cast, chart his rise from 1950s off-Broadway through all of his smash hits. Featuring ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Amber Edwards
CAST:  Jerry Herman  •  Carol Channing  •  Angela Lansbury  •  George Hearn

WORDS AND MUSIC is the story of one of Broadway's iconic figures: the composer/lyricist of Hello, Dolly!, Mame and La Cage aux Folles. Jerry Herman and an all-star cast, chart his rise from 1950s off-Broadway through all of his smash hits. Featuring ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Amber Edwards
CAST:  Jerry Herman  •  Carol Channing  •  Angela Lansbury  •  George Hearn

Jerry Herman's Broadway at the Hollywood Bowl (1994)

He hasn't had a new Broadway show since 1983's La Cage Aux Folles, but composer Jerry Herman has become ubiquitous on the concert, tribute and benefit scene, as evidenced by a video release of "Jerry Herman's Broadway - at the Hollywood Bowl." The star-studded ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Halvorson
CAST:  Bea Arthur  •  Carol Channing  •  Angela Lansbury  •  Lorna Luft

He hasn't had a new Broadway show since 1983's La Cage Aux Folles, but composer Jerry Herman has become ubiquitous on the concert, tribute and benefit scene, as evidenced by a video release of "Jerry Herman's Broadway - at the Hollywood Bowl." The star-studded ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Halvorson
CAST:  Bea Arthur  •  Carol Channing  •  Angela Lansbury  •  Lorna Luft

Broadway's Lost Treasures (2003)

The golden age of the annual Tony Awards ceremony lasted from 1967 to 1986 — the period during which Alexander H. Cohen and his wife, Hildy Parks, were the producers of the show. This film offers a compilation of performances from Tony Award broadcasts during those ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher A. Cohen
CAST:  Julie Andrews  •  Vivian Blaine  •  Yul Brynner  •  Tommy Tune

The golden age of the annual Tony Awards ceremony lasted from 1967 to 1986 — the period during which Alexander H. Cohen and his wife, Hildy Parks, were the producers of the show. This film offers a compilation of performances from Tony Award broadcasts during those ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher A. Cohen
CAST:  Julie Andrews  •  Vivian Blaine  •  Yul Brynner  •  Tommy Tune

Free to Be… You and Me (1974)

Free to Be…You and Me, a project of the Ms. Foundation for Women, is a record album, and illustrated book first released in November 1972, featuring songs and stories from many current celebrities of the day (credited as "Marlo Thomas and Friends") such as Alan ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred Wolf  •  Len Steckler  •  Bill Davis
CAST:  Marlo Thomas  •  Alan Alda  •  Harry Belafonte  •  Mel Brooks

Free to Be…You and Me, a project of the Ms. Foundation for Women, is a record album, and illustrated book first released in November 1972, featuring songs and stories from many current celebrities of the day (credited as "Marlo Thomas and Friends") such as Alan ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred Wolf  •  Len Steckler  •  Bill Davis
CAST:  Marlo Thomas  •  Alan Alda  •  Harry Belafonte  •  Mel Brooks

Shinbone Alley (1970)

Suicidal poet Archy tries to end his life by jumping off a bridge, but awakens to find he has assumed the life of a cockroach and has become a part of a community of creatures living in a newspaper office. He also discovers that he can still write poetry, using a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Wilson
CAST:  Carol Channing  •  Eddie Bracken  •  Alan Reed  •  John Carradine

Suicidal poet Archy tries to end his life by jumping off a bridge, but awakens to find he has assumed the life of a cockroach and has become a part of a community of creatures living in a newspaper office. He also discovers that he can still write poetry, using a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Wilson
CAST:  Carol Channing  •  Eddie Bracken  •  Alan Reed  •  John Carradine

The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story (1996)

The childhood, adolescence, and incredible adult years of Al Hirschfeld, celebrated creator of thousands of line drawings of famous people - many in the entertainment industry - over a span of more than sixty years. He is still drawing in his nineties. His ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan W. Dryfoos
CAST:  Al Hirschfeld  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Carol Channing  •  Julie Andrews

The childhood, adolescence, and incredible adult years of Al Hirschfeld, celebrated creator of thousands of line drawings of famous people - many in the entertainment industry - over a span of more than sixty years. He is still drawing in his nineties. His ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan W. Dryfoos
CAST:  Al Hirschfeld  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Carol Channing  •  Julie Andrews

Happily Ever After (1989)

The Wicked Queen is dead but her brother, Lord Maliss, seeks for revenge. Using the Magic Mirror to locate Snow White and the Prince, he transforms into a dragon and attacks. Maliss takes the Prince to the Realm of Doom. Snow White, with the aid of the Seven ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Howley
CAST:  Irene Cara  •  Malcolm McDowell  •  Dom DeLuise  •  Carol Channing

The Wicked Queen is dead but her brother, Lord Maliss, seeks for revenge. Using the Magic Mirror to locate Snow White and the Prince, he transforms into a dragon and attacks. Maliss takes the Prince to the Realm of Doom. Snow White, with the aid of the Seven ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Howley
CAST:  Irene Cara  •  Malcolm McDowell  •  Dom DeLuise  •  Carol Channing

The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars (1998)

Based on the book by Thomas M. Disch and intended as the third film in the series, this sequel was finished and released prior to 'The Brave Little Toaster To The Rescue'. Whilst trying to protect their new "Little Master" the anthropomorphic appliances set off on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert C. Ramirez
CAST:  Deanna Oliver  •  Thurl Ravenscroft  •  Roger Kabler  •  Carol Channing

Based on the book by Thomas M. Disch and intended as the third film in the series, this sequel was finished and released prior to 'The Brave Little Toaster To The Rescue'. Whilst trying to protect their new "Little Master" the anthropomorphic appliances set off on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert C. Ramirez
CAST:  Deanna Oliver  •  Thurl Ravenscroft  •  Roger Kabler  •  Carol Channing

And the Oscar Goes To... (2014)

The story of the gold-plated statuette that became the film industry's most coveted prize, AND THE OSCAR GOES TO... traces the history of the Academy itself, which began in 1927 when Louis B. Mayer, then head of MGM, led other prominent members of the industry in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Epstein  •  Jeffrey Friedman
CAST:  Anjelica Huston  •  Annette Bening  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Cher

The story of the gold-plated statuette that became the film industry's most coveted prize, AND THE OSCAR GOES TO... traces the history of the Academy itself, which began in 1927 when Louis B. Mayer, then head of MGM, led other prominent members of the industry in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Epstein  •  Jeffrey Friedman
CAST:  Anjelica Huston  •  Annette Bening  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Cher
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