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Portrait of Carol Channing, 1956.
A 1956 portrait of Carol Channing pointing out that diamonds are a girl's best friend

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Carol Channing Debuts in Hello Dolly!
January 16, 1964

An actress, singer, comedienne, and impersonator, Carol Channing was born in Seattle, Washington, on January 31, 1921, and grew up in San Francisco, California. During her career, she starred in movies, performed in many Broadway plays and musicals, and had her own nightclub act. Besides Dolly Levi, she also made famous the character of Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1949), singing "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend." Ask members of your family if they know these famous musicals or others like them.
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