Carol Channing

Carol Channing


Carol Channing, the blonde, saucer-eyed Broadway musical comedy star who was associated with one role—Dolly Gallagher Levi in Jerry Herman’s Hello Dolly!—as strongly as Yul Brynner was with The King and I and Richard Kiley with Man of La Mancha, died of natural causes on January 15, 2019. Her publicist confirmed the death. She was 97.

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  • Born: Jan 31, 1921 in Seattle, WA
  • Death: Jan 15, 2019 in Rancho Mirage, CA


Outer Critics Circle
1996 Special Award Winner
Theatre World Awards
1949 Theatre World Award Lend an Ear Winner
Tony Award
1995 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
1974 Best Actress in a Musical Lorelei Nominee
1968 Special Award Winner
1964 Best Actress in a Musical Hello, Dolly! Winner
1961 Best Actress in a Musical Show Girl Nominee
1956 Best Actress in a Musical The Vamp Nominee