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Carol Channing: Larger Than Life (2012)

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A documentary on Broadway legend Carol Channing.

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Dori Berinstein
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Credited cast:
Carol Channing ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eddie Albert ... Himself (archive footage)
Loni Anderson ... Herself
Julie Andrews ... Herself (archive footage)
Rob Ashford Rob Ashford ... Himself
Bill Bateman Bill Bateman ... Himself
Julian Brightman Julian Brightman ... Himself
George Burns ... Himself (archive footage)
Amy Carter Amy Carter ... Herself
Jimmy Carter ... Himself
Rosalynn Carter Rosalynn Carter ... Herself
Mary Jo Catlett ... Herself
Marge Champion ... Herself
David Chase David Chase ... Himself
Tyne Daly ... Herself
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If Carol Channing didn't exist, no one could have made her up. One in a billion, Carol , at 89, remains an unstoppable, megawatt dynamo. Broadway diva extraordinaire is just the icing. Carol Channing hovered at the pinnacle of the entertainment world from the late-1950's through the 1960's and beyond, living life sensationally large. As Carol has observed, '...if you're lucky enough to have two hit shows, the world passes through your dressing room'. At 89, she remains irrepressible. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements, including brief smoking images
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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 2012 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,000, 22 January 2012

Gross USA:

$22,740

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,740
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Dramatic Forces See more »
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Color
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Theatre legend Carol Channing: "You're still glowin', you're still crowin'...
28 December 2014 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Wonderful, well-researched documentary on the career of Broadway baby Carol Channing, looking physically frail these days but still sharp as a tack, with great love for her public--and lucky in love personally, having been recently reunited with her childhood sweetheart. Covering her early years in San Francisco, her immediate love for the theatre, and her swift migration to New York City (and, consequently, Hollywood, where she was paired with Clint Eastwood in her film debut), Channing is never less than a charismatic film subject. Mastering various imitations and accents got her in the theatrical door, yet it's her indefatigable personality--a sprightly, somewhat slap-happy or stupefied persona--which made Carol Channing a star performer (a personality which others concede is nearly impossible to separate from her famous stage roles in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" and "Hello, Dolly!"). Intimate conversations with Carol at home reveal the woman under the wigs and gowns, though the film doesn't always dig so deeply (we learn very little about her son from her tumultuous first marriage). Following Channing down the streets of today's Broadway district gives us a delicious glimpse of well-earned celebrity--and how actors and passers-by respond to that celebrity. Her brilliance as a colorful talk-show guest or storyteller are not given short shrift in the interim, though more material about Ms. Channing's personal life would have been welcomed. Still, the journey she takes us on is rich and rewarding. *** from ****


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