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Jack Carson Overview:

Character actor, Jack Carson, was born John Elmer Carson on Oct 27, 1910 in Carman, Canada. Carson died at the age of 52 on Jan 2, 1963 in Encino, CA and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery (Glendale) in Glendale, CA.

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He was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Television and Radio.

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By Amanda Garrett on Feb 4, 2017 From Old Hollywood Films

Today, I'm writing about the life and career of actor . This article is part of the O, Canada! Blogathon hosted by Speakeasy and Silver Screenings. Today is remembered as a talented character actor who appeared in films like Mildred Pierce (1945) and A Star Is Born (195... Read full article


and Doris Day have a... Romance on the High Seas (1948)

By Michaela on Feb 3, 2017 From Love Letters to Old Hollywood

In 1948, Doris Day wasn't yet a star. At age 23, she had found success with the Les Brown Band thanks to her hit recording of "Sentimental Journey" and she became a regular on Bob Hope's radio show. Oddly enough, though, her career was also coming to a stall. She had divorced her violent first husba... Read full article


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By Aurora on Oct 27, 2013 From How Sweet It Was

Canadian-born, character actor would have celebrated a birthday today – this is in his honor. A popular actor during Hollywood’s Golden Age, also had a prolific career on radio, which began with an appearance on Bing Crosby’s Kraft Music Hall in 1938. In 1... Read full article


Jane Wyman teams with for the funny Make Your Own Bed (1944)

By monty on Nov 23, 2012 From All Good Things

Successful businessman Walter Whirtle (Alan Hale, yes the dad of the Skipper from Gilligan's Island) and his wife Vivian (Irene Manning) have a hard time keeping servants in their employ. Enter private detective Jerry Curtis (played by ) who has been fired for arresting the District Attor... Read full article


is the Easter bunny this year…

By Jnpickens on Apr 23, 2011 From Comet Over Hollywood

Since Easter is tomorrow, I wanted to do a post today and tomorrow. Today’s will be contemporary Easter in films complete with dying eggs, Easter bunnies and large bonnets. Tomorrow’s post will focus on the religious and Biblical aspect of the holiday. Judy Garland and Fred Astaire posin... Read full article


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Jack Carson Quotes:

Matt Libby: [after being introduced to Esther] Esther Blodgett? Well, we'll do something about that. Anyway, nice to have you with us.


Dave Campbell: Wake up Jean.
Jean Campbell: Why? What is it?
Dave Campbell: Eddie wants you to undress a girl for him.


Wally: My client feels, and I am in complete accord with her, that she has been irrep - ih...
Mrs. Forrester's lawyer: 'Irreparably'?
Wally: ...unduly damaged. Therefore there is one more little formality that we should discuss first.
Mrs. Forrester's lawyer: What's that, Mr. Fay?
Wally: The financial settlement. You see, my client would like ten thousand dollars.
Mrs. Forrester's lawyer: I think I'm safe in observing that almost anyone would like ten thousand dollars, Mr. Fay. But ih -...
Wally: But ih - ?
Mrs. Forrester's lawyer: We see no necessity for a financial settlement of any kind.
Wally: You don't, huh?
Mrs. Forrester's lawyer: No.
Wally: [Smirk] You will.


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Jack Carson Facts
While touring in vaudeville, he met his first wife, dancer Betty Alice Lindy. They later performed together in a song-and-dance act ("Lindy and Carson") for a year on the Orpheum Theatre circuit. They married in 1938 but divorced a year later.

According to an article in "Classic Images" by Frances Ingram, Jack became briefly involved with Warner Bros. singing star Doris Day while appearing together in her very first films Romance on the High Seas (1948), It's a Great Feeling (1949) and My Dream Is Yours (1949). He was 38 and she was 24. The relationship didn't work reportedly because he drank too much.

His first vaudeville teaming was with friend Dave Willock. He and Dave graduated from St. John's Academy in Delafield, Wisconsin, and teamed up while attending Carleton College. They sang, danced and told jokes and later went on radio.

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