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Jack Carson ACTOR

Jack Carson was born on October 27th, 1910 in Carman, Manitoba Canada with the birth name John Elmer Carson, born to Elmer and Elsa Carson.  He was raised in Wisconsin and after graduating from Hartford High School he enrolled at Carleton College and first began to show an interest in acting.
He first began doing vaudeville with his friend Dave Willock, however as the 30's came, vaudeville was becoming less popular and therefore, the two decided to move to Hollywood in search of a career in film and radio.
Jack began with being offered extra roles with RKO and then some of Carson's early roles were on such films as, "Stand-In" (1937) and "Bringing Up Baby" (1938).  He was not happy with the roles RKO was given him so he went to Warner Brothers in 1941 and began starring in such films as, "The Strawberry Blonde" (1941), "The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941), "The Hard Way" (1943), "Make Your Own Bed" (1944), "The Doughgirls" (1944) and "Mildred Pierce" (1945).
He also worked on the radio making quite a name for himself that by 1943 he was given his own radio show.  He was also given the chance to appear on television as the host of, "All Star Revue" (1950), "The Colgate Comedy Hour" (1952-1955) and "The U.S Royal Showcase" (1952).
Along with hosting television shows, he appeared on a number of television series such as, "The Twilight Zone" (1959), "Playhouse 90" (1957-1958) and "Bonanza" (1959).  In addition to his radio and television roles he did not neglect his film career and continued appearing on the big screen in such features as, "A Star is Born" (1954), "The Tarnished Angels" (1957) and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" (1958).
Carson also had a decent singing career recording for Design Records in 1957 with, "Jack Carson Sings Favorite College Songs" and later also recorded for Capitol Records.  Jack Carson was awarded two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to Radio and Television.   
Jack Carson married four times throughout his lifetime.  His first wife was Elizabeth Alice Lindy who he was briefly married to for only one year from 1938 to 1939.  He then married Kay St. Germain Wells in 1940 and after having two children this marriage came to an end in 1950.  His third wife was Lola Albright whom he wed in 1952 but again by 1958 another marriage had come to an end.  His fourth and final wife was Sandra Jolley in 1961 and they were together until he passed away on January 2nd, 1963 in Encino, California after suffering from stomach cancer.  His remains were entombed in Glendale's Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.   


1962   Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 

1962   Alfred Hitchcock Presents 

1954-1962  The United States Steel Hour 

1961   Bus Stop 

1961   The Dick Powell Theatre

1961   King of the Roaring 20's: The Story of Arnold Rothstein 

1961   The Dinah Shore Chevy Show 

1961   The Chevy Show 

1961   Twilight Zone

1960   Thriller

1960   New Comedy Showcase

1960   Zane Grey Theater 

1960   The Bramble Bush

1959   Startime 

1959   Bonanza

1959   Alcoa Theatre 

1958   Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! 

1957-1958  Playhouse 90 

1958   Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

1956-1958  Schlitz Playhouse
1958   Studio One in Hollywood 

1958   Studio 57 

1957   Date with the Angels 

1957   The Tarnished Angels 

1955-1957  Climax!

1957   The Guy Mitchell Show

1951-1957  Lux Video Theatre 

1957   The Steve Allen Plymouth Show

1957   The Tattered Dress 

1956   The Ford Television Theatre 

1956   Magnificent Roughnecks 

1956   The Bottom of the Bottle 

1955   Damon Runyon Theater

1955   Screen Directors Playhouse 

1955   Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre 

1955   Ain't Misbehavin' 

1954   The Jack Carson Show

1954   Phffft 

1954   A Star Is Born 

1953-1954  G.E. True Theater 

1954   Red Garters

1953   Dangerous When Wet

1951-1952  All Star Revue

1952   The U.S. Royal Showcase 

1951   The Groom Wore Spurs

1951   Mister Universe

1950   Bright Leaf

1950   The Good Humor Man

1950   The Ford Theatre Hour 

1949   My Dream Is Yours 

1949   John Loves Mary 

1948   Two Guys from Texas 

1948   Romance on the High Seas 

1948   April Showers 

1947   So You Want to Be in Pictures

1947   I Love and Learn

1946   The Time, the Place and the Girl 

1946   Two Guys from Milwaukee 

1946   One More Tomorrow 

1945   Mildred Pierce 

1945   Roughly Speaking 

1944   Hollywood Canteen 

1944   Arsenic and Old Lace 

1944   The Doughgirls 

1944   Make Your Own Bed 

1944   Shine on Harvest Moon 

1944   The Shining Future

1943   Princess O'Rourke 

1943   Thank Your Lucky Stars 

1943   The Hard Way 

1942   Gentleman Jim

1942   Wings for the Eagle
1942   Larceny, Inc. 

1942   The Male Animal

1941   Blues in the Night

1941   Navy Blues

1941   The Bride Came C.O.D. 

1941   Love Crazy 

1941   The Strawberry Blonde

1941   Mr. & Mrs. Smith 

1940   Love Thy Neighbor 

1940   Sandy Gets Her Man 

1940   Lucky Partners 

1940   Queen of the Mob

1940   Girl in 313

1940   Typhoon 

1940   Alias the Deacon

1940   Enemy Agent

1940   Shooting High 

1940   Young as You Feel 

1940   Parole Fixer

1940   I Take This Woman 

1940   City of Chance 

1939   The Honeymoon's Over 

1939   Destry Rides Again

1939   Legion of Lost Flyers 

1939   Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 

1939   The Escape 

1939   5th Ave Girl

1939   The Kid from Texas

1938   Mr. Doodle Kicks Off

1938   Carefree 

1938   Having Wonderful Time 

1938   Picketing for Love 

1938   The Saint in New York 

1938   Vivacious Lady 

1938   Law of the Underworld 

1938   Go Chase Yourself 

1938   This Marriage Business 

1938   Condemned Women 

1938   Maid's Night Out 

1938   Night Spot

1938   Bringing Up Baby 

1938   Everybody's Doing It 

1938   Crashing Hollywood 

1937   She's Got Everything 

1937   Quick Money 

1937   Harris in the Spring 

1937   High Flyers 

1937   A Damsel in Distress 

1937   A Rented Riot

1937   Stand-In 

1937   Music for Madame

1937   Stage Door

1937   Reported Missing 

1937   On Again-Off Again

1937   It Could Happen to You!

1937   Too Many Wives 

1937   You Only Live Once

Matinee Classics - The Bride Came C.O.D. starring James Cagney, Bette Davis, Stu Erwin, Eugene Pallette, Jack Carson, George Tobias, William Frawley and Harry Davenport
Matinee Classics - The Bride Came C.O.D. starring James Cagney, Bette Davis, Stu Erwin, Eugene Pallette, Jack Carson, George Tobias, William Frawley and Harry Davenport
Matinee Classics - Cat on a Hot Tin Roof starring Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives, Judith Anderson, Jack Carson, Madeleine Sherwood, Larry Gates and Vaughn Taylor
Matinee Classics - Shooting High starring Jane Withers, Gene Autry, Eddie Acuff, Kay Aldridge, Jack Carson, George Chandler, Tom London, Robert Lowery, Charles Middleton and Pat O'Malley
Matinee Classics - My Dream Is Yours starring Doris Day, Jack Carson, Lee Bowman, Adolphe Menjou, Eve Arden, S. Z. Sakall, Selena Royle, Edgar Kennedy, Sheldon Leonard and Mel Blanc
Matinee Classics - One More Tomorrow starring Ann Sheridan, Dennis Morgan, Jack Carson, Alexis Smith, Jane Wyman, Reginald Gardiner, John Loder, Marjorie Gateson, Thurston Hall, John Abbott, Marjorie Hoshelle and Sig Arno
Matinee Classics - The Shining Future starring Bing Crosby, Cary Grant, Dennis Morgan, Deanna Durbin, Frank Sinatra, Charlie Ruggles, Jack Carson, Benny Goodman, Harry James, and more
Matinee Classics - Phffft starring Judy Holliday, Jack Lemmon, Jack Carson, Kim Novak, Luella Gear, Donald Randolph, Donald Curtis, Arny Freeman, Eddie Searles, Merry Anders, Mylee Andreason, Sally Mansfield, Joyce Jameson, Bess Flowers, Jimmie Dodd, Shirlee Allard, Wendy Howard and Charlotte Lawrence
Matinee Classics - Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! starring Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Joan Collins, Jack Carson, Tuesday Weld, Dwayne Hickman, Gale Gordon, Tom Gilson, O.Z. Whitehead, Robert Banas, Billy Benedict, Robert Bohanan, Tap Canutt, Alan Carney and Richard Collier
Matinee Classics - Thank Your Lucky Stars starring Humphrey Bogart, Eddie Cantor, Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn, John Garfield, Joan Leslie, Ida Lupino, Dennis Morgan, Ann Sheridan, Dinah Shore, Alexis Smith, Jack Carson, Alan Hale Sr., George Tobias, Edward Everett Horton, S.K. Sakall, Hattie McDaniel,  Ruth Donnelly, Don Wilson, and Spike Jones and His City Slickers

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