Carol Channing Age, Affairs, Husband, Family, Biography & More

Carol Channing

Full NameCarol Elaine Channing
ProfessionActress, Singer, Dancer, Comedian
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters - 175 cm
in meters - 1.75 m
in feet inches - 5’ 9”
Eye ColorGreen
Hair ColorBlonde
Personal Life
Date of BirthJanuary 31, 1921
Age (as in 2017)96 Years
Birth PlaceSeattle, Washington, United States
Zodiac sign/Sun signAquarius
SignatureCarol Channing Signature
HometownSan Francisco, California
SchoolLowell High School, San Francisco
College/UniversityBennington College, Vermont
Educational QualificationA Degree in Drama and Dance
DebutFilm (Actor)- Lend an Ear (1948)
Lend An Ear
TV (Actor)- Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland
FamilyFather- George Channing
Mother- Adelaide Channing
Carol Channing With Her Parents
Brother- None
Sister- None
ReligionChristian Science
Address (FanMail)Dramatic Artists Agency
103 W. Alameda Avenue
Suite 139
Burbank, CA 91502
HobbiesSinging, Dancing
Favorite Things
Favorite FruitRaspberry
Favorite FoodZucchini or Chopped Celery
Favorite DessertSeeds
Favorite Pass Time ActivityTelling stories
Boyfriends, Affairs and More
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusWidowed
Boyfriend/AffairVidal Sassoon, British Businessman
Carol Channing With Her Ex-Boyfriend Vidal Sassoon
Husband(s)/Spouse(s)Theodore Naidish, Writer (1941-1944) (divorced)
Alexander Carson, Canadian Pro Football Player (October 19, 1948-September 5, 1956) (divorced) (1 child)
Charles Lowe, Manager and Publicist (September 5, 1956-August 2, 1999) (his death)
Carol Channing With Her Ex-Husband Charles Lowe
Harry Kullijian (May 10, 2003 -December 26, 2011) (his death)
Carol Channing With Her Ex-Husband Harry Kullijian
Marriage DateMay 10, 2003
ChildrenSon- Channing Carson
Carol Channing's Son Channing Carson
Daughter- None
Style Quotient
Car Collection1970 BUICK ELECTRA
1970 Buick Electra
Old Denver
Old Denver
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)$25 million

Carol Channing

Some Lesser Known Facts About Carol Channing

  • Does Carol Channing smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Carol Channing drink alcohol?: No
  • Carol was born in Seattle, but in a short span, she moved to San Francisco with her family where she fell in love with theater.
  • She is famously known for her bright smile and raspy voice. Carol Channing Smiling
  • She began her career with short side roles in theater, and her first lead role in a Broadway musical was in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

  • Her high school’s theater is now re-named after her name – “The Carol Channing Theatre.” The Carol Channing Theatre
  • She became popular as an actress for her movie- Carol Channing: Larger Than Life. Carol Channing: Larger Than Life
  • In the early 1960s, she was diagnosed, and later, recovered with Ovarian Cancer.
  • On May 24, 1964, she won Best Actress in a Musical for the movie “Hello, Dolly!”
  • She was nominated six times for Tony Awards and won three out of them.
  • The city of San Francisco, California, declared February 14, 1988, as the “Carol Channing Day.”
  • Her handprints are marked in front of The Great Movie Ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort. Carol Channing's Handprint
  • In 1995, she received the Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement.

  • She is very much health conscious and has not eaten restaurant food since 1963.
  • Carol prefers only organic food, and whenever she gets an invite to a restaurant, she carries her own sealed containers with her food, and just asks for an empty plate and glass.
  • In 2002, her book featuring her magical life- “Just Lucky I Guess: A Memoir of Sorts” was released. Just Lucky I Guess: A Memoir of Sorts
  • In 2004, she won the Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre. Carol Honored At Oscar Hammerstein Award
  • She has made a guest appearance on a plethora of TV shows viz Sesame Street, The Red Skelton Show, The Muppet Show, The Love Boat, Magnum, P.I., and The Drew Carey Show.
  • Carol loved singing on TV shows and she once sung a “Hello, Dolly” variation called “Hello, Sammy,” on Sesame Street show.

  • At the age of 82, she married to her childhood love, Harry Kullijian. Carol Channings With Her Love Harry Kullijian
  • In 2009, her album entitled “For Heaven’s Sake” was released in memory of her father. For Heavens Sake Album By Carol
  • Here’s a glimpse of Carol’s career and lifetime achievements:

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