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Carol Channing and Diana Ross were secretly COUSINS

My elderly neighbor, who lived in LA since childhood and spent decades working in entertainment has told me some scrazy stories, but the craziest is that Carol Channing and Diana Ross were actually cousins, and that Carol's machinations were a big part of Diana's ascension to lead status in the Supremes.

by Anonymousreply 24July 12, 2012 2:14 AM

Whenever you are near me.... I hear a SHHYMPHONY.... shhweet tender MELODY....

by Anonymousreply 1July 11, 2012 9:44 PM

evidence piling up

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by Anonymousreply 2July 11, 2012 9:49 PM

the proof is in the pudding.

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by Anonymousreply 3July 11, 2012 9:51 PM

Carol Channing had a black grandfather so it could be true.

by Anonymousreply 4July 11, 2012 9:53 PM

Channing's from San Francisco and San Francisco lead the way with mixed marriages. They were all the same race marriages, just some white people marrying people not so white.

by Anonymousreply 5July 11, 2012 10:02 PM

The legs, the smile...they do look a alike.

by Anonymousreply 6July 11, 2012 10:11 PM

Channing with her parents:

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by Anonymousreply 7July 11, 2012 10:26 PM

Channing's only child,Channing Lowe:

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by Anonymousreply 8July 11, 2012 10:28 PM

Has anyone done a separated at birth photo of them?

by Anonymousreply 9July 12, 2012 12:41 AM

They both have the same smile, teeth, and large eyes.

by Anonymousreply 10July 12, 2012 12:46 AM

R7's pic really looks like a lot of the black people who used to live in San Francisco. Today they are much more generic.

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by Anonymousreply 14July 12, 2012 12:48 AM

On the "Diana Ross and The Supremes Greatest Hits" album, there is a liner note from Carol Channing commenting on her love for The Supremes.

by Anonymousreply 15July 12, 2012 12:49 AM

Yes, it was ww2 that brought in the generics.

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by Anonymousreply 17July 12, 2012 12:51 AM

They both wore the same type of red dress from Hello Dolly and Lady Sings The Blues.

by Anonymousreply 18July 12, 2012 12:57 AM

They both like corn too.

by Anonymousreply 19July 12, 2012 1:01 AM

R19 that hasn't been funny in decades.

by Anonymousreply 20July 12, 2012 1:02 AM

If by cousins you mean lovers yes.

That is where the term Kissing Cousins started

by Anonymousreply 21July 12, 2012 1:09 AM

They share a wig maker.

by Anonymousreply 22July 12, 2012 1:14 AM

her momma looks black.

by Anonymousreply 23July 12, 2012 2:03 AM

It was actually Carol's dad who had the mixed ancestry, not the mother. He had rather full lips, but I know a lot of white people with soup coolers like that...

by Anonymousreply 24July 12, 2012 2:14 AM
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