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RIP Carol Channing

Rancho Mirage, Calif.–Carol Channing, whose incandescent performances –as the gold-digging Lorelei Lee in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” and the matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi in “Hello, Dolly!” — made her a Broadway legend, died Jan. 15 at her home here, of natural causes. She was 97.

MSTies will recall that Mike, attempting to survive the movie in episode 619- RED ZONE CUBA, became Carol Channing for a short time. It didn’t help.

The New York Times has the story.

Thanks to Timmy for the heads up.

9 Replies to “RIP Carol Channing”

  1. Ryoki Nor says:

    Sorry to see her go. I always thought She was a delight.
    And she made it to 97. I guess that reindeer meat really does work.


  2. Sampo says:

    Time Magazine said of her performance in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”:

    “Perhaps once in a decade a nova explodes above the Great White Way with enough brilliance to reillumine the whole gaudy legend of show business.”

    Now THAT’s a good review.


  3. goalieboy82 says:

    as Louis Armstrong:
    Goodbye Dolly…..


  4. mando3b says:

    I had the privilege of seeing her on Broadway in Hello, Dolly back in 1964. Clueless as I was back then, even I could tell I was watching someone very special.


  5. And as Trace’s Crow frequently observed, she did wear a lovely PAANT-thuit.


  6. Ray Dunakin says:

    I always liked her unusual, interesting voice.


  7. Terry the Sensitive Knight says:

    “Please! As Carol Channing I must say that is very annoying.”



  8. Mr. Krasker says:

    As a child of the 70s, my first knowledge of Carol Channing was from Free to Be . . . You and Me. She was wonderful, and she’ll be missed.


  9. Scott Strong says:

    I grew up in the 70’s, and I remember her being old (at least in my child’s brain) then. 97 years old is a damn good run. She certainly carved out a terrific career and as a woman in that era held her own quite well. RIP.


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