Carol Channing: Stories And Facts About Her Life

By Cyn Felthousen-Post
Carol Channing in 1973. Source: Photo By Dave Buresh/The Denver Post via Getty Images

When it comes to Carol Channing, stories abound -- like her famous characters Dolly Gallagher Levi (from Hello, Dolly!) and Lorelei Lee (from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), Channing was a larger-than-life persona. She was an entertainer at all times, with a raspy voice and large, expressive eyes that you couldn't ignore. We don't see stars like Carol Channing anymore, which is a shame, but we'll always have the unusual vignettes and facts.