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Carol Channing

31 January 1921 to 15 January 2019

An American actress whose defining roles in Hello, Dolly! and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes made her a Broadway legend, Channing became a fixture on variety shows such as What’s My Line? (1962-1966). On the big screen her credits included The First Travelling Saleslady (1956) and Skidoo (1968), and she was Oscar nominated for her role in Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967).

Read Carol Channing's Guardian obituary.