I hope I live to 88.
Carol Elaine Channing (b. January 31, 1921, Seattle, Washington) is an American singer and actress. The recipient of three Tony Awards (including one for lifetime achievement), a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination, Channing is best remembered for her role Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and as Dolly Gallagher Levi in Hello, Dolly!.
She is world renowned for her reedy voice, her wide eyes and smile, and her star presence. Her distinctive voice and persona are frequently parodied.
Don't forget, if you search hard enough, you can score one of these fierce Carol Channing Ventriloquist's Dolls....