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Actor, Jack Carter, was born Jack Chakrin on Jun 24, 1922 in New York City, NY. Carter died at the age of 93 on Jun 28, 2015 in Beverly Hills, CA .



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Attended New Utrecht High School and served in the entertainment division of the Army Air Corps during WWII.

He was given a shot at hosting "The Texaco Star Theater" in the summer of 1948. Although it's known today as "The Buick-Berle Show" (1948), NBC decided to test emcees throughout that summer. Jack rotated with Henny Youngman, Georgie Price, Harry Richman, Morey Amsterdam, and Peter Donald. After audience testing, Berle landed the permanent title in September, 1948 and the rest is history.

A topnotch Las Vegas comedian known for his fast, irreverent and funny patter, he was once praised by the late great Fred Allen as "one of the outstanding comedians of the century."

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