2019-01-29

  • Faith: Christianity
  • Career: Actress
  • Birthday:  January 31, 1961
  • Accomplishments:  tony award
  • Fun Faith Fact!: Channing and her mother would stand outside venues to distribute copies of The Christian Science Monitor.

Carol Elaine Channing was an American actress, singer, dancer and comedienne. Known for starring in Broadway and film musicals, her characters usually radiated a fervent expressiveness and an easily identifiable voice, whether singing or for comedic effect. 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. 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. Channing was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 1981 and received a Lifetime Achievement Tony Award in 1995. Her parents were devout members of the Christian Science religion and her father a popular lecturer for the church. She died on January 15, 2019.


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