(CNN)Here's a look at the life of award winning actress and singer Carol Channing. Her most famous stage roles are Lorelei Lee in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" and Dolly Gallagher Levi in "Hello, Dolly!"
Birth date: January 31, 1921
Is known for her wide eyes, platinum blonde wigs and speaking with a lisp.
1941-1946 - Understudy for Eve Arden in "Let's Face It."