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Carol's Dress Returned -- By a Homeless Fan!

9/14/2007 11:58 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned that Carol Channing's prized "diamond dress" has been returned. Hallelujah!

TMZ spoke with a rep for the Hollywood Renaissance hotel who told us that a homeless Caucasian man -- a person completely not fitting the description of the person of interest caught on surveillance tape -- walked into the hotel lobby about an hour ago. The man approached a hotel security guard and handed over a bag containing the dress. The man told the guard that he found the dress in a plaid shopping bag in a park in Hollywood. He said he was a huge fan of Ms. Channing's and had heard about the stolen dress on the news, and felt the need to return it to her. That's karma, buddy!

We've learned Carol met with the man this evening, and even took a couple of pictures. No word on whether the man will receive a reward for the return.


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I don't get that hand in the picture... why is it there, what is it "pinching" and why is the back tan but not the fingers???

2494 days ago


Carol Channing met he man that returned her dress. That's what is called CLASS folks!! Why can't some of the class that actors had in the past somehow rub off on the actors today. Carol always shows what a wonderful person she is..God Bless Her

2494 days ago

back in the day    

Carol Said she was only interested in getting the dress back and not charging the robber. Yes, I agree, Carol has class! Something that will soon pass when her generation dies off. Shame!

2494 days ago


Who cares....

2494 days ago

Lite it    

SUMBODY show this man some LUV

2494 days ago


Hey #12... Thats exactly what I was going to say! This man could have tried to sell it to make a quick buck because he really needs the money. He gave it back to it's rightful owner and that says alot. I always wonder if people like that might have been involved with the original crime and had a change of heart... hope not in this case but no matter what the dress was returned.

2494 days ago

Ruben J. Escandon    

I somhow feel pretty confident that Carol did give this guy a reward, I just think that she would like to keep it to her self and not boast about it.. Like the good Lord said "those who boast about their good deeds, have already been paid, for them.. But those whom keep them to themselves have their reward in the kingdom." I don't know , I just get that feeling., I mean nobody can be that bad, especially when money is not an issue.

2494 days ago

Jon Bodack    

Xtina's pregnancy has been talked about since the summer of 2007 in July!

2494 days ago

Jon Bodack    

And that dumb, stupid bitch Paris Hilton told people on September 9th and it's on wikipedia, that Christina Aguliera is offically pregnant with her and her husband Jordan Bratman's first child!

2494 days ago


Earth to Jon Bodack: you're a moron. This is a story about Carol Channing, not Xtina's pregnancy.

2494 days ago


She better give that man a year supply of brown bag Jusus Juice,I extra 50% bottle of windex and at least a half eaten bucket of Chicken from KFC........She's RICH Biotch!!!!!

2494 days ago


I dont buy it, Sounds all to warm and fuzzy, waiting for christmas music.

2494 days ago


Ms. Channing, is far from rich a few yrs ago her x-husband she found out absconded and gamble her money away. Instead of retiring she had to go back to work. Bless her soul she is a Lady and proud she never ask for any help she just went back to work. As for rewards I'm sure it will be forthcoming. She is a class act.

2494 days ago


The hand? Why, it's none other than Bum Hand!:

2494 days ago

Stephanie Goldmin    

Shes an olde crak whore ho coudnt rember she took that peace of rag crap to the good will!!!
im drippin like water!

2494 days ago
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