Jack Carson

Actor, Vaudevillian
An affable second banana in numerous screen comedies throughout the 1940s and 1950s, Jack Carson's comic talent was featured in such memorable films as "The Strawberry Blonde" (1941) and "Arsenic and Old Lace" (1944) ... Read more »
Born: 10/27/1910 in Carmen, Manitoba, CA


Actor (67)

The United States Steel Hour 1953 - 1963 (TV Show)


Amos Burke: Who Killed Julie Greer? 1961 - 1962 (TV Show)


King of the Roaring 20's - The Story of Arnold Rothstein 1961 (Movie)

'Big Tim' O'Brien (Actor)

Alcoa/Goodyear Theater 1958 - 1960 (TV Show)


Another Day, Another Dollar 1959 - 1960 (TV Show)


How's Business? 1959 - 1960 (TV Show)


The Bramble Bush 1960 (Movie)

Bert (Actor)

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 1958 (Movie)

Gooper Pollitt (Actor)

Rally Round the Flag, Boys! 1958 (Movie)

Captain Hoxie (Actor)

The Tarnished Angels 1957 (Movie)

Jiggs (Actor)

Screen Director's Playhouse 1955 - 1956 (TV Show)


Ain't Misbehavin' 1955 (Movie)

Hal North (Actor)

Operation Entertainment 1954 - 1955 (TV Show)


The Bottom of the Bottle 1955 (Movie)

Hal Breckinridge (Actor)

A Star Is Born 1954 (Movie)

Matt Libby (Actor)

Phffft! 1954 (Movie)

Charlie Nelson (Actor)

Red Garters 1954 (Movie)

Jason Carberry (Actor)

Dangerous When Wet 1953 (Movie)

Windy Webbe (Actor)

The All-Star Revue 1950 - 1953 (TV Show)


John Loves Mary 1949 (Movie)


Two Guys From Milwaukee 1946 (Movie)


Mildred Pierce 1945 (Movie)

Willy Fay (Actor)

Arsenic and Old Lace 1944 (Movie)

O'Hara (Actor)

Thank Your Lucky Stars 1942 (Movie)


Larceny, Inc. 1941 (Movie)

Jeff Randolph (Actor)

Mr. & Mrs. Smith 1940 (Movie)

Chuck Benson (Actor)

The Strawberry Blonde 1940 (Movie)

Hugo Barnstead (Actor)

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 1939 (Movie)

Sweeney Farrell - Newsman (Actor)

Parole Fixer 1939 (Movie)

George Mattison (Actor)

Bringing Up Baby 1938 (Movie)


Destry Rides Again 1938 (Movie)


Carefree 1937 (Movie)


Vivacious Lady 1937 (Movie)

Waiter Captain (Actor)

Stand-In 1936 (Movie)


Alias the Deacon (Movie)

Sullivan (Actor)

April Showers (Movie)

Joe Tyme (Actor)

Blues in the Night (Movie)

Leo Powell (Actor)

Bright Leaf (Movie)

Chris Malley (Actor)

Circle of Death (Movie)


Condemned Women (Movie)


Enemy Agent (Movie)

Ralph (Actor)

Gentleman Jim (Movie)

Walter Lowrie (Actor)

Having Wonderful Time (Movie)

Emil Beatty (Actor)

High Flyers (Movie)

Dave (Actor)

Hollywood Canteen (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

I Take This Woman (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

It's a Great Feeling (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Law of the Underworld (Movie)

Johnny (Actor)

Love Crazy (Movie)

Ward Willoughby (Actor)

Lucky Partners (Movie)

Freddie Harper (Actor)

Make Your Own Bed (Movie)

Jerry Curtis (Actor)

Music for Madame (Movie)

Assistant Director (Actor)

My Dream Is Yours (Movie)

Doug Blake (Actor)

Navy Blues (Movie)

"Buttons" Johnson (Actor)

One More Tomorrow (Movie)

Pat Regan (Actor)

Queen of the Mob (Movie)

Ross Waring (Actor)

Romance on the High Seas (Movie)

Peter Virgil (Actor)

Roughly Speaking (Movie)

Harold Pierson (Actor)

Shine On, Harvest Moon (Movie)

The Great Georgetti (Actor)

The Doughgirls (Movie)

Arthur Halstead (Actor)

The Groom Wore Spurs (Movie)

Ben Castle (Actor)

The Male Animal (Movie)

Joe Ferguson (Actor)

The Saint in New York (Movie)

Red Jenks (Actor)

The Time, the Place and the Girl (Movie)

Jeff Howard (Actor)

The Toast of New York (Movie)


Two Guys from Texas (Movie)

Danny Foster (Actor)

Wings for the Eagle (Movie)

Brad Maple (Actor)


An affable second banana in numerous screen comedies throughout the 1940s and 1950s, Jack Carson's comic talent was featured in such memorable films as "The Strawberry Blonde" (1941) and "Arsenic and Old Lace" (1944), as well as a slew of musical comedies in which he was partnered with the equally likable Dennis Morgan. Tall, burly and blessed with a flexible face that won over moviegoers by curling into broad expressions of total disbelief, Carson began in vaudeville and radio before moving into features in the late '30s. He remained a popular comic performer well into the 1950s, but also displayed a talent for drama, most notably in "Mildred Pierce" (1945) and as the venomous publicist in "A Star is Born" (1954). In the 1950s, he segued smoothly into television, where he worked at a breathless pace as a guest performer and host on countless variety shows, including his own, "The Jack Carson Show" (NBC, 1954-55). In 1962, Carson collapsed during rehearsal for a Broadway play; the cause was stomach cancer, which would claim his life the following year on the same day as actor Dick Powell. Though never a bona fide movie star, Jack Carson left behind a diverse body of character work that continued to inspire laughs decades after his passing.


Lola Albright

married in 1952 divorced in 1958

Kay Germain

married in 1941 divorced in 1950

Elizabeth Lindy

married in 1938 divorced in 1939


Carleton University

Ottawa, Ontario