So long, Dolly: Carol Channing is dead at 97main
The Broadway veteran won a Tony Award for Best Actress in the 1964 musical ‘Hello, Dolly!’ – only to see the film role go to Barbra Streisand.
The movie proved a disaster.
The only child of newspaper editor George Channing, she grew up in San Francisco and made her Broadway debut in 1949 in ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’.
She married four times.