Carol Elaine Channing ,born in Seattle, Washington, is a singer, actress, and comedienne . She has received three Tony Awards (including one for lifetime achievement), a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination. Channing is best
remembered for originating, on Broadway, the musical-comedy roles of
bombshell Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and matchmaking
widow Dolly Gallagher Levi in Hello Dolly!