THE SCREENING ROOM: Happy Birthday, Dolly! — Our Favorite Carol Channing Moments (Video)
31 Jan 2012
Tony Award winner Carol Channing—the "larger-than-life" film, stage and television personality—celebrates her 91st birthday Jan. 31. In honor of Dolly's big day, Playbill.com has searched the web for our favorite Channing videos, including Broadway performances, television appearances and unforgettable moments.
In 1949 Channing starred as Lorelei Lee in the Broadway musical Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Here, on an NBC variety show, the actress offered performances from the Broadway production, including "A Little Girl From Little Rock" and "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend."
When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life.