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Run Time: 87 minutes
Carol Channing is larger than life. An intoxicating portrait of the legendary Broadway star, this documentary celebrates all that is Carol—on and offstage, past and present. With her iconic raspy voice, giant red smile, and captivating saucer-like eyes, the 90-year-old performer has been entertaining massive audiences since her Broadway hits Gentleman Prefer Blondes and Hello, Dolly! brought her to national prominence in the 1960s. Through testimonies of such fellow stars as Lily Tomlin, Barbara Walters, Tommy Tune, Chita Rivera, and Debbie Reynolds, we learn about the magical life of Carol—from her discovery of her original idol Ethel Waters to her reconnection with her junior high school sweetheart Harry Kullijian after 70 years, whom she married in 2003. Fall in love with Carol for the first time or all over again in this adoring look at a girl who lived for show business—the vivacious, incomparable CAROL CHANNING: LARGER THAN LIFE. – M.M.
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou
Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
François Cluzet, Omar Sy
Dori Berinstein is a New York-based award-winning film director and producer who studied at Harvard University and Yale University. She is also a three-time Tony-winning Broadway producer who co-founded Camp Broadway, an immersive national theater camp aimed at giving kids a life-long love for the arts.
"ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway" (2007), "Some Assembly Required" (2008), "Gotta Dance" (2008), CAROL CHANNING: LARGER THAN LIFE (2011)
This film is presented by PAM CERIO in appreciation of her sister, DONNA CERIO, who throughout her career as teacher and choreographer of Broadway dan
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