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Channing to Thief: I Want My Dress Back!

9/14/2007 12:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Carol Channing is asking the man who stole her "diamond dress" that was headed for the Smithsonian to give it back. "He must be awfully hungry to do such a thing," Channing told TMZ yesterday. And she added, "They have a suspect ... I won't say his name, because we want the dress back, we don't want him. ... The Smithsonian is sad. I am not sad."


Whose gonna be sad is the suspect who the police caught on tape! Check out the photos after the jump.



The 86-year-old actress and husband Harry Kullijian checked into the Hollywood Renaissance Hotel around 12:30 PM Thursday. Their four suitcases were put into the bellman's cart and left unattended for about 20 minutes. According to LAPD detectives, a thief took the smallest piece of luggage and left on foot toward Hollywood Blvd. Inside the bag was the $150,000 dress that Channing wore as Lorelei Lee in the stage production of "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes."

Detectives have released surveillance photos of the suspect. He is described as a male African-American, about 25 to 35 years of age, about 6'1", medium build. Police have checked with pawn shops to see if someone tried to sell the dress, but haven't found anything yet. Because of the value of the dress, this crime will be considered grand theft, which is a felony.


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Sillyme    

I bet it was OJ> hahaha

2510 days ago
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Aspen    

Hey Carol! Mr Magoo called, he wants his glasses back!

2510 days ago
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TheGreek    

Foget the dress....They should put Carol Channing in the Smithsonian.

TheGreek

2510 days ago
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Ms. Giant1    

who in the hell would steal Carol's dress???

2510 days ago
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my opinion    

Bless her heart she looks like George Burns. At what age do entertainers stop working and start to enjoy life.

2510 days ago
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Stephanie Goldmin    

I thought this olde trainwreck whore was dead years ago..Lord knows her career dyed ages ago.This olde slut is just usung tmz to get some publicty..No one wants her old smelly garb. My friend works the desk there and sed she kept pasiing gas and smeeld like rotten tuna fish thats been sitting in the sun all day in a dunpster! PUBLICTY WHore ..this ouuta work z list nut is just high on crack/rock.

2510 days ago
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former bookseller    

It is "Who's gonna be sad..." not "Whose gonna be sad..."

2510 days ago
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Stephanie Goldmin    

Out of work slut using tmz for publicty thats allllllll it is she was NOT taking anything tooo the smith sonian -LYER ..she was taking that junk to the good will ..I called the smith sonian ..the woman replied "oh i thought she was dead already"

2510 days ago
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Stephanie Goldmin    

The lady said at The Smithsonian : "oh iI thought she has been dead for years"
That Lyer was on her way to the good will with that junk of hers.

2510 days ago
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Stephanie Goldmin    

The lady said at The Smithsonian : "oh iI thought she has been dead for years"
That Lyer was on her way to the good will with that junk of hers.

2510 days ago
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Stephanie Goldmin    

Lyer- no one would want her used JUNK>

2510 days ago
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I laugh at other's misfortunes    

Was it the blue dress with the protein stain?

2510 days ago
13.

Steve    

Briana, You stupid bitch, the only whore I see is you! Learn to spell you cheap slut, maybe think about going back to school or in your case starting school. Maybe then you and your momma can stop turning tricks and banging on old ladies that had some bad luck.
Steve

2510 days ago
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Merry Christmas    

Bonnie #4 - It's "Who is going to be sad?" Gonna? Sorry, it isn't a word.

2510 days ago
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Stephanie Goldmin    

Carol is nothing but a lyer.
She was going the good will.
Made up the storey for press.
As a mtter of fact the lady at the smith sonian also said:
"Her next press event should be her Funeral!"
MAybe karol could put some Fun in Funeral with her wigs and crap.

2510 days ago
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