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.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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

BlogHub Articles:

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:

Wally: There's something about the sound of my own voice that fascinates me.


Peter Virgil: Run, run, run... When you see a pretty woman.


[repeated line]
Walter Lowrie: The Corbetts are at it again! The Corbetts are at it again!


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Jack Carson Facts
Recorded for Design Records in 1957: "Jack Carson Sings Favorite College songs". He later sang for Capitol Records.

During the 1940s, he would often disappear from Hollywood for weeks at a time. Only his wife knew where he went, and she (Kay St. Germain Wells) would tell no one. Years later Carson revealed the secret: he had joined the Clyde Beatty circus as a clown and was traveling with their show. Audiences never knew it was him; "They loved me and my routines," he said,.

Was writing a book about religion before he died.

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