Channing, Carol

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Carol Channing
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Name
Channing, Carol Gender: F
Carol Elaine Channing
born on 31 January 1921 at 21:00 (= 9:00 PM )
Place Seattle, Washington, 47n36, 122w20
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 11°49' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 27°26 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 25°13'



Biography

American actress with a foghorn voice and huge eyes in an elastic face with a scatterbrained manner, 5'6" and 138 lbs. She started in Hollywood in a revue called "Lend an Ear" in 1948, a revue that carried her to Broadway, where she perfected the perfect dumb blonde role in such films as "Show Girl," "The Vamp" and "Lorelei."

After a decade of bit parts on stage and film, she made an impact in 1949 as the coy, mincing gold digger in the stage production of "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes."

Her huge hit, "Hello Dolly," won her the Tony in 1964, one of ten Tony awards. Stage was always her medium, her film career was secondary. At 73 she again picked up "Dolly" for a tour, giving an ageless performance in a superb production of a happy musical comedy. She was still a delight after playing Dolly over 5,000 times.

The daughter of a Christian Science lecturer and editor, Channing got her first taste of dramatics at Bennington College and made her Broadway debut in the Marc Blitzstein opera, "Not for an Answer." The only lapse in her career came with the birth of her son, now a syndicated political cartoonist in Florida.

Channing made a third marriage in 1956, to her manager, Charles Lowe; they celebrated their 40th anniversary in 1996. A Christian Scientist, she has a home in Hollywood, CA to enjoy in-between tours. "People feel so sorry for me, traveling all the time," Channing said. "All those hotel rooms! I love it. I haven't washed a dish in 15 years and I'm hoping to not break my record."

After leaving her husband in December 1997, on 5/19/1998 Channing filed divorce papers from Charles Lowe, 86, along with bitter accusations. She claimed that she and Lowe made love no more than twice in 1956, the first year of their marriage, and never since because of his impotence, and also charged him with squandering her earnings and with emotional abuse. Recovering from a stroke he suffered last year, Lowe has vehemently denied his wife's charges. On 9/02/1999, Lowe, 87, died in Los Angeles.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Work : Gain social status 1949 (Became noted)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1956 (Charles Lowe, third husband)
  • Relationship : Least Sex 1956 (Claims 3rd marriage celibate)
  • Work : Prize 1964 (Tony awards)
  • Relationship : End significant relationship December 1997 (Separated from Lowe)
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  • Relationship : Divorce dates 19 May 1998 (Filed divorce papers from Lowe)
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  • Death of Mate 2 September 1999 (Charles Lowe died at 87)
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Source Notes

Contemporary Sidereal Horoscopes and Gauquelin Book of American Charts.

(Dana Holliday writes, 11/2002, "Her autobiography (which reads as if she wrote it), (there is no ghost writer mentioned,) states 8:30 PM Seattle, Wash. Also the month & day elsewhere in the book.)

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Voice/Speech (Voice fog-horn)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (Third husband over 40 years)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Third marriage in 1956)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Travel for work (Show tours)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Passions : Sexuality : Celibacy/ Minimal (Claims third marriage celibate)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Western (Christian Scientist)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Secondary)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Notable : Awards : Tony (Ten)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women

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