Carol Channing: Larger Than Life
In Movie Theaters January 20, 2012
The About face: A biography about the 91-year-old Tony winner.
The Wild side: The story of legendary performer Carol Channing's life is as colorful as the lipstick on her big, bright smile. The movie Carol Channing: Larger Than Life, a documentary, captures the magic and vivacity of the 91-year-old icon – both onstage and off... past and present. The film is both an intimate love story and a rarefied journey inside Broadway's most glamorous era. It is, above all, a look at an inspiring, incomparable and always entertaining American legend.
The Movie facts: Carol Channing was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for 1967's Thoroughly Modern Millie. The iconic singer, dancer and actress won the Golden Globe for Thoroughly Modern Millie.
She has been married four times, and has outlived her last two husbands.
Carol Channing revealed in her autobiography "Just Lucky, I Guess" that her father was a light skinned black man who used one accent to help "pass" in the white world and another around the house, where he sang gospel music to entertain his daughter.
Five foot, nine inch Carol Channing is best known for her Tony winning role in Broadway's 1964 production of Hello, Dolly.
Cast: Carol Channing, Harry Kullijian, Lily Tomlin, Chita Rivera, Barbara Walters, Tyne Daly, Debbie Reynolds, Phyllis Diller, Loni Anderson, JoAnne Worley, Bruce Vilanch
Director: Dori Berinstein
Movie Studio: Entertainment One