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."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.