According to her publicist, Broadway legend Carol Channing has died at the age of 97 at her home in California.
Channing rose to fame by playing Dolly Levi in “Hello Dolly” and also won a Tony Award for her performance in 1964.
“It is with extreme heartache, that I have to announce the passing of an original industry Pioneer, Legend, and Icon – Miss Carol Channing,” her publicist Harlan Boll said in a statement.