| Carol Channing|
Birthday: 31 January 1921
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She was born Jan 31, 1921 at Seattle, Washington, the daughter of a
prominent newspaper editor, who was very active in the Christian
Science movement. She atended high school in San Francisco and
later worked as a model in Los Angeles. She attended Prestigiouys
Bennington college in Vermont and majored in drama and dance and
supplemented her work by taking parts in nearby Pocono Resort area.
She initially made her mark on broadway in "Gentleman Prefer
Blondes" playing Lorelei Lee. In "Hello Dolly" she played Dolly
Gallagher Levi, the witty, manipulative widow intent upon finding a
wealthy husband. The musical won 10 tony awards in 1964 including
Channing's for best actress in a comedy. Jacqueline Kennedy and her
two children made their first public appearance after JFK's death
by seeing her per form in Hello Dolly and later visited her
backstage. She appeared in the film "Thoroughly Modern Millie". Her
son is a pulitizer prize winning cartoonist and she continues to
practice her Christian Science religion. Currently she is on tour
perform- in countries all of the world.
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