Actress Carol Channing dies at 97

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Actress Carol Channing dies at 97

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Carol Channing, star of Broadway's 'Hello Dolly,' dead at 97

By Lisa Respers France, CNN

January 15, 2019

(CNN) - Legendary and beloved Broadway star Carol Channing has died, her publicist Harlan Boll confirmed to CNN Tuesday.

She was 97.

Channing was best known for her role as Dolly Levi in "Hello Dolly!" which won her a Tony Award in 1964. ... index.html

Carol Channing, Tony-winning star of 'Hello, Dolly!,' dies at 97: Publicist

January 15, 2019

Carol Channing, who among her many credits originated the role of Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi in Hello, Dolly! on Broadway, has died at age 97, her publicist told AP.

Channing is also known for other Broadway roles such as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Wonderful Town and Lorelei, as well as films such as Thoroughly Modern Millie. She was a Tony winner and an Oscar nominee.

The versatile performer's career doesn't stop there. She often appeared on television and in night clubs, for a time partnering with George Burns in Las Vegas and a national tour. On TV, she appeared on game shows and comedy sketch shows. She also lent her voice to animated children's films and programs, playing the grandmother in the early '90s series The Addams Family and Ms. Fieldmouse in the 1994 movie Thumbelina. ... t/5081278/

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