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Carol Channing: "I'm So Grateful!"

9/15/2007 7:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A kiss on the hand may be quite continental, but getting your diamond dress back is like being reunited with your best friend!


TMZ reported yesterday that Broadway superstar Carol Channing's prized "diamond dress" was returned to her, and now the always charming Channing is talking about the ordeal's happy ending. FOX 11 News in Los Angeles spoke with Ms. Channing last night, and she exclaimed, "I'm so glad, I'm so happy, I'm so grateful! I just have the giggles!" Being a living legend has its perks. The dress can now make its way to the Smithsonian, where it will be exhibited along with Channing's 1964 Tony for "Hello Dolly."

Ms. Channing expressed her appreciation for the LAPD and said, "They care as if we're all their family!" Carol's dress was lifted by a pedestrian outside of her hotel in Hollywood. Miss Channing, 86, is appearing tonight and Sunday at the Hollywood Bowl.

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p1tey1    

Hellooooo Dolly.

2494 days ago
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Wicked    

Carol Channing looks absolutely fantastic for her age. Lovely woman. Contributed much to the world with her talent. I heart her.

2494 days ago
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me    

what a cool old lady. I like her. Now when you say "diamond dress".....do you mean REAL diamonds?

2494 days ago
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ksgirl    

That dress would be a goal to work harder on my diet!!

2494 days ago
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dr tim    

She looks like JOAN RIVERS TWIN SISTER

2494 days ago
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Ladywonder    

An absolutely wonderful, charming woman!

2494 days ago
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barb    

I do hope she was grateful enough to help out the homeless person that gave it to her. Maybe some food or clothes.

2494 days ago
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Unique Too    

Interestingly, the Hollywood Bowl management even got you to publize this weekend's concert.

Great publicity trick, just like a few years back when Liza's necklace was stolen while she was sitting in a London cab/car/limo with an open window. Wasn't she about to appear there?

2494 days ago
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Monkey Phat    

She is a wonderful,classy lady. Love her!

2494 days ago
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Michele E.    

You spelled thief wrong... last headline for Carol Channing. "Theif"

2494 days ago
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P-Type    

Care- roll the homeless guy some cheese! Make HIM thankful for returning your dress! Be a good ol' yoda and help the guy out!!!!!

2494 days ago
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Kris Waranoski    

God Bless you Carol...You are one of the great one! Glad to see you got that dress back..

2494 days ago
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Laurie    

If, as TMZ has reported, a "homeless fan" returned the dress, why is Carol thanking LAPD?

2494 days ago
15.

AppreciativeFan    

Hooray for TMZ for finally giving us REAL news about a REAL star with REAL talent!

What is this fascination with doubtful-looking young women who can't actually *do* anything? There are so many truly talented artists out there-- how about giving us a look at them, and if they make some serious money and gain a little fame after years of music or acting lessons, and bonafide hard work, more power to 'em.

It's time to realign the celebrity planets, and put the spotlight back on people who deserve it.

2494 days ago
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