Happy 92nd, Carol Channing!

Today is Carol Channing’s 92nd birthday.  Her contributions to the musical theatre, film, and TV are many, but she will forever be known as Dolly Levi, the title character in Hello, Dolly! which we’ll see as a class at Ford’s Theatre later this semester.  Channing played the role on Broadway, on tour, and elsewhere more than 5,000 times.  In this clip, she and the waiters sing their way thru the title number in the 1979 London production:

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For more Carol Channing, check out this entertaining and touching documentary about her life, career, and marriage to her childhood sweetheart.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfmrn9nxamo[/youtube]

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