Broadway actress Carol Channing dies at 97

Tony-winning actress Carol Channing has died at the age of 97, her publicist announced Tuesday. Channing gained fame in 1949 for the Broadway play "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," and went on to win a Best Actress Tony Award in 1964 for the musical "Hello Dolly!" She was nominated for three more Tonys in 1956 for "The Vamp," in 1961 for "Show Girl," and in 1974 for "Lorelei" and received the 1995 Lifetime Achievement award, according to the New York Post. She also appeared on film and was nominated for an Oscar for "Thoroughly Modern Millie."

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