Remembering Carol Channing: Star of the stage, screen — and TV commercials



The arts world has lost a major force with the death today of
Carol Channing, musical and stage star, at the age of 97. But while
the ebullient Channing will always be known for her Broadway roles
— particularly Dolly Gallagher Levi in “Hello Dolly! and Lorelei
Lee in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” — the bombshell with a penchant
for groovy jewelry was also a prolific star of TV commercials.

In several memorable spots from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, the
gravely-voiced Channing was featured alongside other Hollywood
luminaries including Milton Berle, Gregory Peck and even Cher,
pitching products from Atari to AmEx.

Below, we recall some of her high-wattage commercial roles in
which she proves that it’s more than diamonds that were her best
friends.

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Remembering Carol Channing: Star of the stage, screen — and TV commercials