The 15 Reasons Why Carol Channing "Blew Up" Twitter

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Tony winner Carol Channing, the 93-year-old actress known for creating the role of Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi and is absent on social media, was given voice by way of Playbill's official Twitter account. Here are 15 reasons why she totally "blew up" social media.

Playbill's new "Twitter Takeover" series continued Nov. 7 with the famed actress.

Fans were encouraged to follow @playbill on Twitter to get the scoop from the theatrical legend — including pictures and a Q&A session with fans.

Channing, the recipient of a Special Tony in 1968 and the Lifetime Acheivement Award in 1995, is known for originating the roles of Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly! (Tony Award) and Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. She is a Tony nominee for her performances in The Vamp, Show Girl and Lorelei.

She will be joined by Tony Award winner Tommy Tune for Time Steppin', a conversation presented Nov. 8 at the SHN Theatre in San Francisco.

For more on Playbill's social media presence — including interaction on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr — read Broadway at Your Fingertips!

Playbill's "Twitter Takeovers" get up close and personal with Broadway favorites. Fans are asked to get in on the action by tweeting @playbill with the hashtag #PlaybillTwitterTakeover.


1. She embraced Twitter with grace and patience


2. She viewed her Twitter Takeover as a "wonderful" achievement



3. She reminisced about Hello, Dolly!




4. She gave life advice.


5. She scored a date!


6. She gave her best selfie… And then called it a #Sophie!



7. She blew up the Twitterverse!


8. #raspberries




9. She gave sass.


10. She believes everyone should play Dolly.


11. She multitasked.


12. She referred to Ethel Merman as #TheMerm.




13. She tweeted out pics with Tyne Daly.


14. She thanked Twitter and her fans.



15. She totally may come back for more!


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