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Carol Channing (1921–2019)


Carol Channing was born January 31, 1921, at Seattle, Washington, the daughter of a prominent newspaper editor, who was very active in the Christian Science movement. She attended high school in San Francisco and later worked as a model in Los Angeles. She attended prestigious Bennington College in Vermont and majored in drama and dance and ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Thoroughly Modern Millie Muzzy Van Hossmere
(1967)
Skidoo Flo
(1968)
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Our Guests at Heartland
(1978)

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 2006 Family Guy (TV Series)
Carol Channing - Celebrity Boxing
- Patriot Games (2006) ... Carol Channing - Celebrity Boxing (voice)
 1998 Style & Substance (TV Series)
Carol Channing
- Chelsea's First Date (1998) ... Carol Channing
 1998 The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars (Video)
Fanny (voice)
 1997 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Carol Channing
- The Comeback (1997) ... Carol Channing
 1997 The Drew Carey Show (TV Series)
Carol Channing
- New York and Queens (1997) ... Carol Channing
 1994 The Magic School Bus (TV Series)
Cornelia C. Contralto II
- In the Haunted House (1994) ... Cornelia C. Contralto II (voice)
 1994 Thumbelina
Ms. Fieldmouse (voice)
 1994 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Daphne LeMay
- Who Killed the Fashion King? (1994) ... Daphne LeMay
 1993 2 Stupid Dogs (TV Series)
Wicked Witch / Elderly Woman
- Family Values/Platypus/Red Strikes Back (1993) ... Wicked Witch (voice)
- Door Jam/Goldflipper/Where's the Bone? (1993) ... Elderly Woman (voice)
 1992-1993 The Addams Family (TV Series)
Grandmama Addams
- A Girl and a Ghoul/A Little Bit of Pugsley/Ask Granny (1993) ... Grandmama Addams (voice)
- Then Came Granny/Pet Show Thing/Fester Sings the Fester Way (1993) ... Grandmama Addams (voice)
- Sweetheart of a Brother (1993) ... Grandmama Addams (voice)
- No Ifs, Ands or Butlers (1993) ... Grandmama Addams (voice)
 1991 Where's Waldo? (TV Series)
- The Land of the Lost Pyramid (1991) ... (voice)
- Viking Fling (1991) ... (voice)
- Ahead of the Future (1991) ... (voice)
- The Living Exhibits (1991) ... (voice)
- The Land of the Carpet Flyers (1991) ... (voice)
 1990 Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers (TV Series)
Canina LaFur
- They Shoot Dogs, Don't They (1990) ... Canina LaFur (voice)
- A Chorus Crime (1990) ... Canina LaFur (voice)
 1990 Happily Ever After
Muddy (voice)
 1981-1987 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Aunt Sylvia / Aunt Sylvia Duvall / Tante Sylvia / ...
- Who Killed Maxwell Thorn? (1987) ... Tante Sylvia
- Good Time Girls/Iron Man/Soap War (1985) ... Sylvia Bennett
 1985 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
The White Queen
 1978 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Our Guests at Heartland
 1973 One More Time (TV Movie)
 1970 Laugh-In (TV Series)
Guest Performer
- Episode #4.15 (1970) ... Guest Performer (uncredited)
 1970 Shinbone Alley
Mehitabel (voice)
 1968 Skidoo
Flo
 1967 Thoroughly Modern Millie
Muzzy Van Hossmere
 1966 The Carol Channing Show (TV Short)
Carol Honeycutt
 1959 The George Burns Show (TV Series)
Carol Channing
- Carol Channing Guests (1959) ... Carol Channing
- George Signs Carol Channing (1959) ... Carol Channing
 1958 The Christmas Tree (TV Movie)
Promenade Member
 1957 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Daisy June
- Clem in New York (1957) ... Daisy June
- Clem Strikes Oil (1957) ... Daisy June
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Mabel
- Three Men on a Horse (1957) ... Mabel
 1956 The First Traveling Saleslady
Molly Wade
 1955 Svengali and the Blonde (TV Movie)
Trilby O'Farrell
 1953 Omnibus (TV Series) (segment "The Little Kitty Stayed Cool")
- Glory in the Flower (1953) ... (segment "The Little Kitty Stayed Cool")
 1950 Paid in Full
Mrs. Peters (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Musical comedy. Book by Joseph Fields and Anita Loos. Music by Jule Styne. Lyrics by Leo Robin. Adapted from the novel by Anita Loos. Dance arrangements by Trude Rittman. Musical Direction by Milton Rosenstock. Music arranged by Don Walker. Vocal direction and arrangements by Hugh Martin. Assistant to ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 6 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

My mother said to me, "You're revolting. And on top of that, you're not very feminine." Well, that led me to the stage, which is an accepting and comfortable place. So in a way, I have my mother to thank. See more »

Trivia:

Attended and graduated from the prestigious Lowell High School in San Francisco, California (1938). Her high school's theater is currently named after her. See more »

Trademark:

Loud raspy voice See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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