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Perhaps the words “Carol Channing” and “down and dirty” aren’t what turns you on. But trust us — it’s for a good cause.

(And it’s not actually dirty, so no need to send the kids away.)

The 89-year-old stage legend was a guest on “The View” Wednesday (July 21), and she made a plea for funding of arts education in public schools, discussing her work in funding scholarships for students and making the case that the arts can help students in other areas as well.

]]>some other discussions on the show of late — particularly when it’s accompanied by a song. Toward the end of her time on the couch — as you can see in the video above — Channing launched into a song espousing her philosophy. The big finish, she told Whoopi Goldberg and the rest of the ladies, should be done to a “down and dirty burlesque beat.” Hey, when you’re committed to a cause, you gotta do what you gotta do. Follow Zap2it and Zap2itRick on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest TV, movie and celebrity news.