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Channing to marry childhood sweetheart

Carol Channing is getting married again — to her childhood sweetheart from 70 years ago.

The 82-year-old singer-actress said Harry Kullijian, with whom she grew up in San Francisco, tracked her down after reading about himself in her memoirs. Kullijian had been trying to reach her for 60 years, she said, and a mutual friend gave him her phone number.

"Since our spouses have both passed away, we were able to get together again, renew our love and would like to announce our engagement," Channing said Thursday. "There are no immediate plans for a wedding date, but this is the happiest moment of my life."

Kullijian, 82, is a co-owner of the Mervyn's department store chain.