|Height:||188 cm (6' 3'')|
|Birth Day:||October 27, 1910|
|Death Date:||January 2, 1963(1963-01-02) (aged 52)
Encino, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Birth Place:||Carman, Manitoba, Canada|
|Height:||188 cm (6' 3'')|
|Weight:||in kg - N/A|
As per our current Database, Jack Carson died on January 2, 1963(1963-01-02) (aged 52)
Encino, Los Angeles, California, U.S..
He was born in Carman, Manitoba, Canada to Elmer and Elsa Carson (née Brunke). He was the younger brother of actor Robert Carson (1909 – 1979). His father was an executive with an insurance company. In 1914, the family moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which he always thought of as his home town. He attended high school at Hartford School, Milwaukee, and St. John's Military Academy, Delafield, but it was at Carleton College that he acquired a taste for acting. Carson became a U.S. citizen in California in 1949.
Most of his work at Warner Brothers was limited to light comedy work with Morgan, and later Doris Day (who in her autobiography would credit Carson as one of her early Hollywood mentors). Critics generally agree that Carson's best work was in Mildred Pierce (1945), where he played the perpetually scheming Wally Fay opposite Joan Crawford in the title role. Also in 1945, he played the role of Harold Pierson, the second husband of Louise Randall, played by Rosalind Russell, in Roughly Speaking. Another role which won accolades for him was as publicist Matt Libby in A Star is Born (1954). One of his last film roles was as the older brother "Gooper" in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958).
From 1950 to 1951, Carson was one of four alternating weekly hosts of the Wednesday evening NBC Television comedy-variety show Four Star Revue. (The others were veterans Jimmy Durante and Ed Wynn, and up-and-coming young Danny Thomas.) The second season was his last with the show, when it was renamed All Star Revue.
His TV appearances, extending into the early 1960s, included The Guy Mitchell Show, and The Polly Bergen Show in 1957; Alcoa Theatre and Bonanza (Season 1, Ep.9: "Mr. Henry Comstock") in 1959; Thriller ("The Big Blackout") in 1960; The Twilight Zone (Season 2, Ep. 14: "The Whole Truth") in 1961; and in perhaps his last TV appearance in Alfred Hitchcock Presents (Season 7, Ep. 35: "The Children of Alda Nuova") from June 5th, 1962.
On February 8, 1960, Carson received two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to the television and radio industry. The television star is located at 1560 Vine Street, the radio star is at 6361 Hollywood Boulevard.
On August 26, 1962, while rehearsing the play Critic's Choice in Andover, New Jersey, he collapsed and was subsequently diagnosed with stomach cancer. He died in Encino on January 2, 1963, aged 52. Carson was entombed in Glendale's Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.
In 1983, after his death, Jack Carson was inducted into the Wisconsin Performing Artists Hall of Fame along with his film pal, Dennis Morgan, who was also from Wisconsin.
Currently, Jack Carson is 112 years, 7 months and 8 days old. Jack Carson will celebrate 113th birthday on a Friday 27th of October 2023. Below we countdown to Jack Carson upcoming birthday.
Happy 106th Birthday, Jack Carson! ⋆ Cladrite Radio
In which we celebrate the life and career of character actor and funnyman Jack Carson on the occasion of his 106th birthday