Jack Carson biography

Jack Carson

Actor, Film actor

1910 – 1963

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Who was Jack Carson?

John Elmer "Jack" Carson was a Canadian-born American-based film actor.

Carson was one of the most popular character actors during the 'golden age of Hollywood', with a film career spanning the 1930s, '40s & '50s. Primarily used in supporting roles for comic relief, his work in films such as Mildred Pierce and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof displayed his mastery of "straight" dramatic actor roles as well. He worked for RKO, MGM, but most of his memorable work was for Warner Brothers. His trademark character was the wisecracking know it all typically and inevitably undone by his own smug cockiness.

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Born
Oct 27, 1910
Carman
Also known as
  • John Elmer Carson
  • Jackaboy
  • King of the Double-Take
  • Jack the Ribbee
  • Jack
  • John Elmer "Jack" Carson
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • Canada
Profession
Education
  • Carleton College
Lived in
  • Pembina Valley Region
Died
Jan 2, 1963
Encino
Resting place
Forest Lawn Memorial Park

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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