Dazzling Broadway icon Carol Channing, who was considered as a starry individual of the entertainment world for the hit musicals along with several popular plays such as “Hello Dolly!” and “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” died Tuesday according to her publicist in 97 age. The tall figured, platinum-blonde actress with a harsh voice, along with the gleaming smile and the eyes like saucers mesmerized the audiences for more than five decades, working into her 80s.
The publicist of the actress, B Harlan Boll informed in a statement, “It is with extreme heartache, that I have to announce the passing of an original Industry Pioneer, Legend and Icon ”, saying Channing took her last breath at her home in Rancho Mirage, in California for natural causes.
He said, “It is so very hard to see the final curtain lower on a woman who has been a daily part of my life for more than a third of it”, “saying goodbye is one of the hardest things I have ever had to do. ”
She added, “ But I know that when I feel those uncontrollable urges to laugh at everything and or nothing at all, it will be because she is with me, tickling my funny bone.”
The renowned actress Carol Channing first made stunned her critics in 1949 in December through playing a role as gold digger Lorelei Lee in “ Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” singing the national anthem in the show, “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” night after night.
A reputed magazine professed an opinion about her performance, “ Perhaps once in a decade a nova explodes above the Great White Way with enough brilliance to illuminate the whole gaudy legend of show business”.