In the new issue of Closer Weekly, Carol Channing, 94, opens up about why she’s refusing to slow down.
For Carol, age is just a number: “I don’t think about it, really,” she tells Closer, on newsstands now. “In fact, I find myself telling people I’m 94-and-a-half! I’m very proud of it.”
It’s been more than six decades since Carol made it big on Broadway in the 1949 musical Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,and yet she shows no signs of stopping any time soon!
Carol onstage in 2010.
“Of course, I still get out,” Carol says. “I enjoy having brunch at the Thunderbird Club and dinner with friends.”
Remarkably, Carol has never officially retired from show business, performing in sold-out shows across the country as well as making the social scene in her adopted hometown. “Every time I tell an audience my age, they applaud,” Carol tells Closer.
Carol remains sharp as a tack, and there’s little she doesn’t remember about her amazing life. “I recently went back home to San Francisco, where I was raised, and visited the church where my father gave sermons, and my old high school, which has a Carol Channing theater,” she tells Closer. “I’m just so proud of that.”
For more on Carol Channing pick up the latest issue of Closer Weekly on newsstands now!