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Carol Channing

comedienne, singer
Born: 1/31/1921
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington

Comic actress best known for her roles in popular Broadway musicals, including Gentleman Prefer Blondes (1949) and Hello, Dolly (1963), for which she won a Tony Award in 1964. Channing's distinctive wide-eyes, husky voice and animated persona made her musical revues and comedy acts long-running hits on the international nightclub circuit.

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