Carol Channing was born on the 31st January 1921, in Seattle, Washington, USA, and is an actress, singer, dancer, voice artist, and comedian, a Golden Globe winner, and Oscar-nominee. Channing was also inducted into American Theatre Hall of Fame in 1981, and received a Lifetime Tony award in 1995. Her skills in theatre, film, and television have increased her net worth steadily since her career started in 1941.
Have you ever wondered how rich Carol Channing is, as of mid-2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Carol Channing’s net worth is as high as $20 million. In addition to singing and acting, Channing worked as a stand-up comedian, and she also wrote an autobiography called “Just Lucky I Guess” published 2002 which improved her wealth.
Carol Channing Net Worth $20 Million
Carol Elaine Channing was the only child of Adelaide and George Channing. She went to Aptos Junior High School and later Lowell High School, San Francisco from where she matriculated in 1938. Channing studied at the Bennington College, Vermont, then in 1941 she mad her debut on stage in Marc Blitzstein’s “No for an Answer”. Later, Channing had roles in “Let’s Face It!” (1941), “Lend an Ear” (1948), “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” (1949; 1951), “Pygmalion” (1953), and “Wonderful Town” (1954), which provided her with a steady rise in net worth.
In the following decades, Channing starred in “The Millionairess” (1963), “Hello, Dolly!” (1964; 1977; 1988; 1994), “Four on a Garden” (1971), “Lorelei” (1973)”, “Sugar Babies” (1980), “Jerry’s Girls” (1984), and “Legends” (1985).
Channing had her debut in film in 1950 in William Dieterle’s “Paid in Full”, and later appeared in “The First Traveling Saleslady” (1956) with Ginger Rogers and Barry Nelson. In 1967, Channing had a role in George Roy Hill’s “Thoroughly Modern Millie”, Otto Preminger’s “Skidoo” (1968), and also appeared in seven episodes of the TV series “The Love Boat” (1981-1987). She was also cast as the White Queen in the Harry Harris’ adaptation of “Alice in Wonderland” (1985), and gave her voice to the animated series “Where’s Waldo?” (1991), and “The Addams Family” (1992-1993). Channing continued to appear as a guest in numerous series, and her last work on TV was her voice-over in “Family Guy” in 2006. Most recently, she appeared in a reality show called “RuPaul’s Drag Race” in 2016, at the age of 95.
Regarding her personal life, Carol Channing has married four times and had one child. Her first husband was writer Theodore Naidish,(1941-44), and her second was Alexander Carson from 1953 to 1956 – their son is Channing Carson. Carol’s next husband was Charles Lowe, her publicist and manager; they were married for 42 years from 1956 until Lowe’s death in 1999. In May 2003, Channing married Harry Kullijian, her sweetheart fromjunior high-school, but in 2012 Kullijian died, aged 92. Meantime she survived ovarian cancer. Channing will be remembered as the first celebrity to perform at a Super Bowl (1970) halftime.
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