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Carol Channing's life inspires in documentary

January 20, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
"Carol Channing: Larger than Life" is a love letter to one of the most beloved Broadway stars of our time, and it's an inspiring story of a woman who fell in love with show business.

The documentary takes us back to Channing's childhood and re-connectiing, late in life, with her first love, Harry Kullijian.

The moments with Kullijian are bittersweet because you see so much happiness, yet you know he passed away just a few weeks ago.

The film is told with the help of Channing and her many friends. It's charming, and it shows her dedication to the craft - more than 5,000 performances of "Hello, Dolly!" alone.

In Channing's career, Dolly really would never go away.

Channing is known for never quite finishing a sentence, so the film is heavily edited to make things move along - and they do.

This is a sweet movie about a woman who truly is one-of-a-kind. You can't help but admire her.