Student, Bennington College.
Actress: (Broadway productions) No for an Answer, 1941, Let's Face It, 1941, Proof Through the Night, 1942, So Proudly We Hail, Lend an Ear, 1948 (Theatre World award, Critic's Circle award), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, 1949, 51-53, Wonderful Town, 1953, Pygmalian, 1953, The Vamp, 1955, Show Business, 1959, Show Girl, 1961, George Burns-Carol Channing Musical Revue, 1962, The Millionairess, 1963, Hello Dolly, 1964-1967, also 3 revivals (Tony award for Best Actress, New York Drama Critics Circuit award for Best Actress), Carol Channing and Her Ten Stout-Hearted Men, 1970 (London Critics award), Four on a Garden, 1971, In Cabarets, 1972, Festival at Ford's, 1972, Carol Channing and Her Gentlemen Who Prefer Blondes Revue, 1972, Jerry's Girls, 1984-1985, Legends, 1986, (theatre tours) Lorelei, 1973-1975, Carol's Broadway Revue, The First Eighty Years Are The Hardest, 2005. (films) First Travelling Saleslady, 1956, Thoroughly Modern Millie, 1967 (Golden Globe award as Best Supporting Actress 1967), Skidoo, 1968, Shinbone Alley (voice), 1971, Sergeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, 1978, Happily Ever After (voice), 1990, Hans Christian Andersen's Thumbelina (voice), 1994, The Line King: Al Hirschfeld, 1996, Edie & Pen, 1996, others. (television productions) Svengali and the Blonde, Three Men on a Horse, Crescendo.(television appearances) The Love Boat, 1977, Alice in Wonderland, 1985, Where's Waldo? (voice), 1991, Addams Family (voice), 1992, The Magic School Bus (voice), 1994, The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars (voice), 1998, Martha, 2005. Host Broadway's Lost Treasures III: The Best of the Tony Awards, 2005. Autobiography: Just Lucky I Guess, 2002.
Married Charles F. Lowe, September 5, 1956 (divorced). 1 son, Channing George.