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Mar 15 2017
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Seeing Bette Midler in Hello, Dolly! next week — can't wait. 

I've never even seen this show, nor have I ever seen the movie. I know, I know. There are some holes in my gay past. I did know about the show as a kid, thanks to this:

I'm particularly interested at this time, having finished Carleton Carpenter's excellent autobiography, in which he recalls touring with the show opposite Mary Martin (whom he loved) and Ginger Rogers (seemingly, less so).

Check Out My Q&A with Carleton Carpenter!

That got me thinking about all the women who've played Dolly. With a hat tip to Richard Skipper's invaluable Call on Dolly ...

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Other famous broads who've bought Dolly to life:

Edie Adams 

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Eve Arden

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Pearl Bailey

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Vivian Blaine

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Thelma Carpenter

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Carole Cook

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Phyllis Diller

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Tovah Feldshuh

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Betty Grable

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Nonnie Griffin (no pic)

Lainie Kazan

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Dorothy Lamour

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Michele Lee

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Mary Martin

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Marilyn Maye

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Ethel Merman

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Ann Miller

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Betsy Palmer

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Martha Raye

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Ginger Rogers

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Ann Sothern (no pic)

Samantha Spiro

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Barbra Streisand (pictured above)

Sally Struthers

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... and, of course, Miss Carol Channing, who recently turned 96.

   

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