LIVE! LIVE! Life is a banquet, and some sorry sons of bitches are starving!
WHAT!!!!!! OMG I heard it heard that yet. I loved her.
I have only just heard the news.I am floored. I too adored her William and I met her on two occassions... she was so full of life. Very funny and down to earth. I loved her style...and no one played Dolly like her. God speed to her.
She was one of a kind, that's for sure. Another Broadway Legend joins the show. Sadness reigns. She and my mom made it to the same age.
Wow, just shy of 98. I hadn't heard this news either. I just realized that I never saw her in anything, really. Just talk shows (back in the day) and excerpts from the Ed Sullivan show, and yet she still made an impression.
I met you three time in my lifetime Carol, and you were one of the greatest entertainers, and even more so, a gracious and welcoming person. What a life she lead.such sad news today.
A Legend! What a voice! What a piece of Americana! She will be missed.
We use to do a lot of her shows in high school choir. So talented and what a life she led. :-)
Oh no!!! Such an incredible talent and legend. So sad.
Another icon gone! RIP. She was always a favourite of mine.
Oh no! Love her! Iconic. She will be missed.XoXo
I loved her. Her rendition of A Corset Can do Alot for A Lady is a camp classic.
I loved her too, my favorite stunt was Throughly Modern Millie. And adored her as Doc's mom on Loveboat.
Gurl, I actually think she played Julie the Cruise Directors aunt. Ann Miller played Doc's ex mother in law.
A drag queens wet dream come true she was.XoAnd one for Jesus
I can hear her voice in my head...RIP carol.
My father loathed her. He always said that is a voice to wake the dead, or knock them dead.
Someday I wanna be the rich aunt without kids, get in a personal plane with some wine or champagne, and yell "RASPBERRIES!"
Carol was truly a class act, and the memory of an elephant. Ever thoughtful, kind, most humble, and sweet. A good friend of mine, did three shows with her. On one of the shows, which was over a Mother's Day, everyone had left the room but Carol and my friend, who were going over some of the dance routines. Carol happened to ask my friend if he got his mother something real nice for Mother's Day. He replied flowers and a card. She said well give me your phone, I'm going to call her and tell he what a simply thoughtful and gentle son she raised. And she did just that!Years later, when he partnered and introduced him to the talents of Miss Channing, his partner fell in love with her. When they got legally married, my friend wanted to have Carol be apart of the wedding at the altar, but her health was not to good then to travel from her home in Palm Springs. But she did want to be part of their day, and made them a video and sent it over to them, a blessing from her. They played it at the reception for all and it was touching. All this from a lady who had only met my friend maybe a handful of times. Talk about grace, style, and thoughtfulness. So when I heard today, I remembered this and just cried.
What a amazing and touching story Lady Fingers...I even got teary eyed over it. She sounds even more wonderful.
One of a kind, she was!RIP
"Oh! Moderns don't cry." - Muzzy Van HossmereRIP, Miss Channing. An inspiration to us all!
We shall have a toast to her tonight darling. Gin! Gin!
With RASPBERRIES! Jx
I heard of her passing driving in to work this morning. A little sad but 98 is a good age. How many drag queens pretended to be her! I have to be honest and say I was shocked that she was still alive!
RIP Carol. Strangely enough, I remember watching her on The Hollywood Squares and the occasional appearance on The Mike Douglas Show back in the day.
Me too! I have very fond memories of watching those shows along with my grandmother. That woman loved Mike Douglas.
RIP, Ms Channing.SX
Truly one of a kind!
RIP, Carol.She made her mark on Broadway, but, as I said elsewhere, I knew here from her many, many TV appearances. In fact, I kind of thought of her as a TV star, ever though she never had her own show!
Go ahead darling, tell me something fabulous!