Carol Channing Wiki, Height, Weight, Age, Boyfriend, Family, Biography & More

Carol Channing

Biography / Wiki

The charming Carol Channing was a Broadway legend who was a soul to the entertainment industry. She was born as Carol Elaine Channing on January 31, 1921. She was popular for comically outsized performances, gravelly voice, and animated features.

She earned popularity when she starred in an array of Broadway Productions, for which she received a Tony Award for her landmark role in ‘Hello, Dolly!’ Her characters typically displayed a fervent expressiveness which made her popular in the audience and critics as well.

Height / Weight / Age

Date Of Birth January 31, 1921
Age 97 years (At the time of death)
Height In Centimeters – 175 cm

In Feet and Inches – 5’9”

Weight In Kilograms – 62 kg

In Pounds – 136.5 lbs

Eye Color Green
Hair Color Blonde
Figure Measurements Not Known
Bra Size Not Known
Dress Size Not Known
Shoe Size Not Known

Net Worth

Carol Channing’s net worth was estimated to be $25 million approximately. She owned a 1970 Buick Electra and an old Denver.

Education / Family

Carol Channing was born to Christian Channing and Adelaide Channing in Seattle, Washington. After her birth, her family moved to San Francisco where she was raised. Her ethnicity was multiracial.

She attended Lowell High School for education where she learned to dance and model. To do major in drama, she moved to Vermont and attended Bennington College. Later, she moved to New York City and studied acting at the Neighbourhood Playhouse School of the Theatre.


Carol Channing

Real name Carol Elaine Channing
Birth Place Seattle, Washington, United States
Profession Actress, comedian, singer, dancer
Zodiac sign Aquarius
School Lowell High School, San Francisco
College Bennington College, Vermont
Religion Christian Science
Nationality American
Home Town San Francisco, California
Debut Film – Lend an ear (1948)

TV – Alice in wonderland

Fathers Name George Channing
Mothers Name Adelaide Channing


Carol Channing With Her Parents
Carol Channing With Her Parents
Brothers None
Sister None

Career / Fashion And Style

At the age of 19, she got her first job on stage in Marc Blitzstein’s ‘No for an answer’. In 1948, she came to limelight for her role in the film ‘Lend an ear’ which launched her as a star performer.

From her role as Lorelei Lee in ‘gentlemen prefer blondes’, she gained recognition with her theme song ‘Diamonds are a girl best friend’. In 1964, she was starred in Hello, Daddy!, for which she won Tony Award for best actress in a musical.

She has also appeared in many films including Skidoo, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and The First Travelling Sales Lady. For Thoroughly Modern Millie, she had won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress. In 2011, the documentary ‘Carol Channing: Larger Than Life’ was released which was based upon her life.

Boyfriends, Affairs, Husband and More

She had married 4 times in her life. Her last marriage was at the age of 82 with Harry Kuliijian. She had a son Channing Carson from her second husband Alexander Carson who was a pro-football player.

Boyfriends Vidal Sassoon, British businessman

Carol Channing With Her Ex-Boyfriend Vidal Sassoon
Carol Channing With Her Ex-Boyfriend Vidal Sassoon
Marital Status Widowed
Husband Theodore Naidish (divorced, 1941-1944)

Alexander Carson (1948-1956)

Charles Lowe (1956-1999, till his death)

Carol Channing With Her Ex-Husband Charles Lowe
Carol Channing With Her Ex-Husband Charles Lowe

Harry Kullijian (2003-2011, till his death)

Carol Channing With Her Ex-Husband Harry Kullijian
Carol Channing With Her Ex-Husband Harry Kullijian
Children Son – Channing Carson


Carol Channing's Son Channing Carson
Carol Channing’s Son Channing Carson

Favourite Things

Here is the list of Carol’s favourite things.

Favourite food Zucchini or chopped celery
Favourite fruit Raspberry
Favourite dessert Seeds
Favourite fun time activity Telling stories

Carol Channing

Some Interesting Facts About Carol Channing

  • Carol started her career with short side roles in theatre.
  • ‘The Carol Channing Theatre’ was her high school’s theatre which is now re-named after her name.
The Carol Channing Theatre
The Carol Channing Theatre
  • She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the 1960s.
  • For the movie ‘Hello, Dolly!’, she has won the best actress in a musical.
  • For Tony Awards, she has been nominated six times out of which she has won three.
  • On February 14, 1988, the city of San Francisco was declared as the ‘Carol Channing Day’.
  • In front of The Great Movie Ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort, you will observe her handprints are marked.
Carol Channing's Handprint at Disney's Studios
Carol Channing’s Handprint at Disney’s Studios
  • She was honored with Tony Award for lifetime achievement in 1995.
  • She was a health-conscious person.
  • Since 1963, she did not visit the restaurant to eat food.
  • She only preferred organic food and carried her own sealed food in containers whenever invited for any event.
  • “Just Lucky I Guess: A Memoir of Sorts” is a book featuring her magical life which was released in 2002.
  • She released her album ‘For Heaven’s Sake’ in 2009, which was dedicated to her father.
  • On Sesame Street Show, she sang ‘Hello, Dolly!’ variation called ‘Hello Sammy’.
  • Her hobbies were singing and dancing.
  • She had a degree in drama and dance.
  • She learned to speak Yiddish from Theodore Naidish’s grandfather.
  • She died just 16 days away from her 98th
  • Before Carol’s birth, she changed her surname from Stucker to Channing.
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