A collection of Broadway memorabilia, Tony Awards and other personal effects from the Broadway legend’s personal collection and Hello Dolly! Star Carol Channing will be auctioned on June 17 in an online-only sale, administered by Abell Auction Company.
Channing’s three Tony Awards, a 1968 Golden Globe for his performance in Millie completely modern, a dress that Channing wore on stage performing the title number of Hello Dolly!, and a tiara accessory from Men prefer blondes, as well as many other personal effects and memorabilia collected during his more than seven-decade career on stage and on screen.
Best known for creating the title role in the original 1964 Broadway production Hello Dolly!, a role she would continue to play for more than 4,500 performances on various productions in the 1990s, Channing made her Broadway debut in 1942. Proof through the night. 1949 Men prefer blondes made her a star and gave her one of her first signature numbers, “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend”. She would go on to appear on Broadway in a series of shows, including Wonderful city, The vamp, Show girl, and Lorelei, and gave memorable screen performance Millie completely modern, The first itinerant salesperson, and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Orchestra, among many others.
Channing died in 2019 at the age of 97.
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