Family tree of Carol CHANNING

Actor, Singer & Musician

AmericanBorn Carol Elaine CHANNING

American actress, singer, dancer and comedian

Born on January 31, 1921 in Seattle, Washington , United States

Died on January 15, 2019 in Rancho Mirage, California , United States

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Channing was born in Seattle, Washington, on January 31, 1921, the only child of Adelaide (née Glaser; 1886–1984) and George Christian Channing (1888-1957). Her father, who was multiracial (Black and white), changed his surname from Stucker to Channing before Carol's birth.:50 A city editor at The Seattle Star, he took a job in San Francisco and the family moved when Channing was two weeks old. He became a Christian Science practitioner, editor and teacher.

Channing attended Aptos Junior High School and Lowell High School in San Francisco, graduating in 1938. She won the Crusaders' Oratorical Contest and a free trip to Hawaii with her mother in June 1937.


When she was 16, she left home to attend Bennington College in Vermont and her mother told her for the first time that her father's mother was African American and his father was German American.:8

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