Birth Name: Carol Elaine Channing
Place of Birth: Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Date of Birth: January 31, 1921
Carol Channing is an American actress, comedian, singer, and dancer. She is the daughter of Carol Adelaide (Glaser) and George Channing (born George Christian Stucker).
Carol’s paternal grandfather was of German descent, while Carol’s paternal grandmother was African-American. Carol’s mother’s family is German. Carol was not told about her African-American ancestry until her teenage years. It appears that Carol first publicly stated that she is of part black ancestry in 2002, when her autobiography, Just Lucky I Guess: A Memoir of Sorts, was published.
Carol has a son with her former husband, Canadian football player Alex Carson.
Carol’s paternal grandparents were George Stucker (the son of Henry Stucker) and Clara Page. George was born in Georgia, to German parents. Clara was born in Georgia, and was African-American.
Carol’s maternal grandparents were Otto Glaser and Paulina/Pauline Ottmann (the daughter of Henry Ottman/Ottmann and Adelaide Wilzbacher). Otto was German. Paulina was born in Illinois, to German parents (her father was born in Stuttgardt, Württemberg and her mother was born in Bayern). Adelaide was evidently the daughter of Adam Wilzbacher and Marguerite.
Sources: Carol Channing on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Carol’s father on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Carol’s maternal grandmother, Paulina/Pauline (Ottmann) Glaser, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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