Carol Channing

Carol Channing (1921-2019), 2002

Carol Channing (1921-2019), in conversation with Richard Wolinsky, recorded during the tour of her memoir, “Just Lucky I Guess,” recorded on October 18, 2002. The great Broadway star Carol Channing died on January 15, 2019 at the age of 97. This iconic performer, along with starring in Hello Dolly for over 5000 performances, made her mark in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. appeared on the Broadway stage in thirteen other shows, and was also known for her TV appearances and for her role in the film Thoroughly Modern Millie.
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Audra McDonald on The Good Fight, Meeting Aretha Franklin & the Xanax Effect of Carol Channing

Audra McDonald discussed a year without Broadway, raved about the star-studded cast of The Good Fight ("It's like theater summer camp!") and her experience meeting Aretha Franklin during her appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers. The six-time Tony winner is also a current Tony nominee for her performance in the 2019 revival of Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune. "The fact that it looks like there is a little light at the end of the tunnel and to be nominated for a show that closed so very long ago written by Terrence McNally, one of the greatest playwrights the world has ever known—it was very moving," she said of her nomination. "I was just really thrilled that they remembered us because it was so long ago."