Jack Carson

Born Oct 27, 1910

John Elmer "Jack" Carson was a Canadian-born U.S. -based film actor. Jack Carson was one of the most popular character actors during the 'golden age of Hollywood', with a film career spanning the 1930s, '40s and '50s. Primarily employed for comic relief, his work in films such as Mildred Pierce (1945) and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) proved he could also master dramatic material.… Read More

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1910 Birth Born on October 27, 1910.
1914 3 Years Old He was born in Carman, Manitoba to Elmer and Elsa Carson. In 1914, the family moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which he always thought of as his home town. … Read More


1943 32 Years Old …  This led to a number of other appearances culminating in Carson's own radio show, The New Jack Carson Show, which debuted on CBS June 2, 1943. … Read More
1945 34 Years Old Also in 1945, he played the role of Harold Pierson, the second husband of Louise Randall, played by Rosalind Russell, in Roughly Speaking. … Read More
1950 39 Years Old …  Carson had a romantic relationship between his second and third marriages with Doris Day in 1950–51, but she left him for Marty Melcher, who would become her third husband.


1957 46 Years Old His TV appearances, extending into the early 1960s, included The Martha Raye Show, 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; and The Twilight Zone (Season 2, Ep. 14: "The Whole Truth") in 1961. … Read More
1960 49 Years Old On February 8, 1960, Carson received two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to the television and radio industry. … Read More


1962 51 Years Old In 1962, while rehearsing the Broadway play Critic's Choice, he collapsed and was subsequently diagnosed with stomach cancer.
1963 52 Years Old He died in Encino in 1963 at 52 years of age.
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