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The Best Vintage Videos of Carol Channing

Date: Jan 15, 2019


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As you've probably already heard, Carol Channing passed away today at the age of 97. Although she made a handful of movies and frequently appeared on TV, the stage was her home. It was where she became a star, and her Broadway credits span more than a half century. Below are five of our favorite vintage clips of the one-of-a-kind, big-eyed, raspy voiced, three-time Tony-winning legend, who memorably originated the roles of Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi in Hello, Dolly!. In fact, she played Dolly in three different Broadway productions, and we've got clips from the first (1964) and the last (1994).


Carol Channing sings "A Little Girl from Little Rock" and "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes in 1953



Carol Channing sings the title song from the original 1964 Broadway production of Hello, Dolly!



Carol Channing sings "That's How I Young I Feel" from Mame with Tommy Tune circa 1970



Carol Channing on The Muppet Show in 1980



Carol Channing sings the title song from the 1994 Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly!


Top image: Carol Channing. Photo by Allan Warren.