#38 Carol Channing / Mario Lanza – 31 January 1921

Carol Channing

Photo by Greg Hernandez

Carol Elaine Channing (born January 31, 1921) is an American singer, actress, and comedienne. She is the recipient of three Tony Awards (including one for lifetime achievement), a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination. Channing is best remembered for originating, on Broadway, the musical-comedy roles of bombshell Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and matchmaking widow Dolly Gallagher Levi in Hello Dolly and for films like Thoroughly Modern Millie for which she was Oscar nominated.

Mario Lanza

Mario Lanza (January 31, 1921 – October 7, 1959) was an American tenor and Hollywood movie star of the late 1940s and the 1950s. The son of Italian immigrants, he began studying to be a professional singer at the age of 15. Orchestral conductor Arturo Toscanini would allegedly later call him “the greatest voice of the twentieth century.” Others referred to him extravagantly as the “new Caruso”.
Films: The Great Caruso , The Student Prince (singing voice)

Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carol_Channing
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mario_Lanza

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