Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Legends I've Seen: Carol Channing


Legend:
Carol Channing

Number of Concerts I've Attended:
One.

Iconic Moment:
The entire audience singing "Hello, Dolly" to Carol as she recreated the play's staircase scene.

She's played the role of Dolly over 5,000 times on Broadway and on tour.

27 comments:

robertga99 said...

I bet that was great! She's fabulous!

Allen said...

I have never seen her in real life, but I have saw her on different shows. She is a great actress.

Bob said...

I will do my impression of Channing, and get the same look from Carlos every time:
That cock-your-head-to-sone-side look that dogs give when they hear an odd noise.
What does he mean by that?

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

over 5,000?? Amazing!
:)

3 hungry tummies said...

Haha what a great photo of her!

Davelandweb said...

I saw her once a few years ago at a Tippi Hedren fundraiser; she was damn funny, although some of it may not have been intentional!

Doug Goff said...

Wow I feel like a douche. I have no idea who she is.

Ray's Cowboy said...

I have to say I enjoy her very much. One of the few ICON that is still alive. She is a grand dame.
Ray

Daij said...

I remember her. Joan Rivers said she was her biggest influence when she was getting started. I love her

Paul Benjamin said...

My mom is a big fan of Carol Channing. She used to always catch tv appearances of her, and I thought Carol was a hoot! She is another one of those comic geniuses (like Betty White) who still has it!

The Daily Connoisseur said...

I love Carol- I was so fortunate to meet her too- have a great picture of the two of us!

Steven Anthony said...

What a wonderful time you must have had....Fabulous!

Michael Guy said...

I saw her perform "Hello Dolly" here in Chicago.

After final curtain she popped back out and talked to the audience a bit. She graciously brought two local actors back to the stage so the audience could applaud local talents. Now THAT'S a divine star!

Lurve her!

Donnie said...

I would live to see her - she seems like such a kooky gal.

Wonder Man said...

love her

jason said...

Wow.
I don't think I could handle seeing her live. I imagine it would be like looking straight into a blinding, deafening sun :)

madtexter ☺☺☺☺☺☺ (corey james) said...

She's like the Energizer Bunny, that one...she keeps going and going and going. She must be a young 127 years old by now?

Paul said...

She is an original and with a heart of gold. I brought her to NH in 2007 and again in 2008 to help raise money for AIDS and she was amazing - tireless in meeting clients, talking individuals and corporations into donating.....and performing for over 90 minutes without an intermission. She raised more than $ 40,000 which helped a lot of people.

Kyle said...

What a sensation! Glad you got to see her up close and personal Micahel. I imagine her energy is a show stopper in person.

Gropius said...

Oh my goodness, is that picture scary. But I bet she was awesome in person.

MJ said...

The entire audience singing "Hello, Dolly" to Carol as she recreated the play's staircase scene.

We would do the same for you.

bunny, The Paris House Designs said...

How fabulous I would love to see her. Maybe she will get to NYC soon :)
xo

Jill said...

I saw her at Saks Fifth Avenue in Houston when I was around 16.

Bobbie's Babbles said...

An icon. Someone to be admired. BTW, the comment from Marc on your blog about bitches, was actually me. I hadn't realized that he logged me off and logged in on my computer.

Scooter said...

I've had the pleasure of seeing Ms Channing perform Hello Dolly on several occasions. East new show topped the previouis. I was actually granted an audience with Carol at a fundraiser at which I was recognized. She was incredibly friendly and most gracious. Love her...ALWAYS!!!

Razzzzzzzberries! :)

hayward said...

I saw Carol perform about 4 years ago in New Orleans. She's one talented broad!

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Hm... You got me thinking... I saw her when she was on the road wuith Lorelei (a LONG time ago)... I was at an event wioth her where she was giving out "diamond" rings to all these dignataries at a government agency... Saw her in Dolly in the 90's in Baltimore, and then just saw her a coupole weeks ago at Barnes and Noble ... I get a kick outta her and hope she lives forever!!! Raspberries!