Richard Carlson

Actor + Director + Screenwriter
Born Apr 29, 1912

Richard D. Carlson was an American actor, television and film director, and screenwriter.

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1912 Birth Born on April 29, 1912.


1938 26 Years Old His first film role was in the 1938 David O. Selznick comedy The Young in Heart.
1939 27 Years Old He worked as a freelance actor, appearing in many different film studio works, beginning in 1939 when he moved to California.
1940 28 Years Old Before the war, he appeared mostly in comedies and dramas, including The Little Foxes and Too Many Girls with Lucille Ball in 1940.


1948 36 Years Old Like many actors, Carlson served in World War II, interrupting his acting career. After returning he found it difficult to win new roles, and his future in Hollywood remained in doubt until 1948. … Read More
1950 38 Years Old Despite this, real success in Hollywood eluded him until 1950, when he co-starred with Deborah Kerr and Stewart Granger in the highly successful jungle adventure film King Solomon's Mines, shot on location in Africa. … Read More


1953 41 Years Old In addition to writing and directing various film and television projects, Carlson was also was the star of the television series I Led Three Lives from 1953 to 1956. … Read More
1958 46 Years Old In the 1958-1959 television season, Carlson portrayed Colonel Ranald Mackenzie in the syndicated western series Mackenzie's Raiders.


1975 63 Years Old His last acting role was in a 1975 episode of Khan!
1977 66 Years Old Carlson died of a cerebral hemorrhage on November 25, 1977 in Encino, California. … Read More
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