Carol Channing Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Carol Channing Quick Info
Height5 ft 9 in
Weight62 kg
Date of BirthJanuary 31, 1921
Zodiac SignAquarius
Hair ColorBlonde

Carol Channing was an American actress, dancer, singer, comedienne, and voiceover artist whose critically acclaimed work won her several accolades including the Tony Award, Golden Globe Award, and Grammy Award. In 1981, she was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame and was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Tony Award in 1995.

Born Name

Carol Elaine Channing

Nick Name

Carol

Carol Channing as seen during an event in Washington, D.C., United States in May 1996
Carol Channing as seen during an event in Washington, D.C., United States in May 1996 (John Mathew Smith & www.celebrity-photos.com / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Age

She was born on January 31, 1921.

Died

Carol Channing died of natural causes at the age of 97 on January 15, 2019, in Rancho Mirage, Riverside County, California, United States.

Sun Sign

Aquarius

Born Place

Seattle, King County, Washington, United States

Residence

She resided in –

  • Modesto, California, United States
  • Rancho Mirage, California, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Carol Channing attended institutions like Aptos Junior High School, Lowell High School, and Bennington College.

Occupation

Actress, Dancer, Singer, Comedienne, Voiceover Artist

Family

  • Father – George Channing (Christian Science Practitioner, Editor, Teacher)
  • Mother – Adelaide (née Glaser)
  • Siblings – She was an only child.
  • Others – George Stucker (Paternal Grandfather), Clara Page (Paternal Grandmother), Otto Glaser (Maternal Grandfather), Paulina/Pauline Ottmann/Ottman (Maternal Grandmother)
Carol Channing (Right) and Pearl Bailey on the television special 'One More Time' in 1973
Carol Channing (Right) and Pearl Bailey on the television special ‘One More Time’ in 1973 (CBS Television / eBay / Public Domain)

Manager

Carol Channing was managed by Charles Lowe.

Genre

Soundtrack

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

She released her music via Plantation Records, Vanguard Records, etc.

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 9 in or 175 cm

Weight

62 kg or 136.5 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Carol Channing had dated –

  1. Vidal Sassoon
  2. Theodore Naidish (1941-1944) – In 1941, she married writer Theodore Naidish and although they struggled financially during their married years, Carol Channing enjoyed her time with his family, especially his grandfather Sam Cohen who introduced her to his neighborhood friends who told her their funny stories. However, the marriage ended in 1944.
  3. Alex Carson (1950-1956) – She was married to the Canadian football player and private detective, Alex Carson, from 1950 to 1956 and their marriage resulted in the birth of their son named Channing Carson.
  4. Charles Lowe (1956-1999) – In September 1956, Carol Channing got married to her publicist and manager, Charles Lowe, and after being together for many years, she filed for a divorce in 1998. However, Charles Lowe passed away before the divorce was finalized.
  5. Roger Denny – She had a short-termed romance with interior decorator Roger Denny before her marriage to Harry Kullijian.
  6. Harry Kullijian (2003-2011) – On May 10, 2003, she got married to her junior high school sweetheart, Harry Kullijian, and they worked promoting arts education through their Dr. Carol Channing and Harry Kullijian Foundation. The duo remained together until his death on December 26, 2011.

Race / Ethnicity

Mixed (White and Black)

Carol Channing had African-American and German ancestry.

Carol Channing as seen in 1973
Carol Channing as seen in 1973 (Allan Warren / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Hair Color

Blonde

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Loud raspy voice
  • Usually wore pink lip shades
  • Poofy hair

Brand Endorsements

Carol Channing had appeared in the TV commercials for brands such as Jell-OGeneral Foods, etc.

Religion

She was a Christian Scientist.

Carol Channing and Peter Palmer in the Broadway musical 'Lorelei' in 1973
Carol Channing and Peter Palmer in the Broadway musical ‘Lorelei’ in 1973 (Shubert Theater / eBay / Public Domain)

Carol Channing Facts

  1. She died just 16 days before her 98th birthday.
  2. She avoided alcoholic beverages.
  3. Carol Channing was friends with Bea ArthurBetty WhiteLily Tomlin, Ian McKellen, Elizabeth Taylor, and Whoopi Goldberg.
  4. She was allergic to bleach.
  5. She was an ovarian cancer survivor and maintained a strict diet for the most part of her life.
  6. The next day after her death, the lights on Broadway were dimmed in her honor.

Featured Image by John Mathew Smith & www.celebrity-photos.com / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

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