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Carol Channing's husband dies on eve of 92nd birthday

Carol Channing introduces her husband, businessman Harry Kullijian, during a performance of her one-woman show in New York on Oct. 18, 2005. AP

(CBS/AP) Carol Channing's husband, former rancher and local political leader Harry Kullijian, has died on the eve of his 92nd birthday.

A family spokesman said that Kullijian, a onetime classmate of Channing's whom she married some 70 years later, collapsed Monday at the couple's home in Rancho Mirage, Calif., after suffering an aneurysm. He died later at a nearby hospital.

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Kullijian was a onetime walnut grower in California's Central Valley and served two terms on a local government council. Afterward, he became one of the founders of Citizens Leading Effective Action Now, or CLEAN, to fight pornography.

Kullijian and Channing went to the same middle school in San Francisco. After the death of his first wife in 2002, Kullijian and Channing were reunited and they married in 2004.

They went on to form the Channing-Kullijian Foundation to support arts education in schools.

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