Channing is a singer, actress, and comedian who has received
three Tony Awards (including one for lifetime achievement), a
Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination. She is best remembered
for originating on Broadway the musical-comedy roles of widowed
matchmaker Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly! (1964) and Lorelei Lee in
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1949). Carol Channing was born in
Seattle, Washington where her father ,George Channing, was
formerly the city editor of the Seattle Star newspaper.