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      Jack Carson

      Jack Carson

      Highest Rated: 100% Vivacious Lady (1938)

      Lowest Rated: 30% Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! (1958)

      Birthday: Oct 27, 1910

      Birthplace: Carman, Manitoba, Canada

      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. Jack Carson left behind a diverse body of character work that continued to inspire laughs decades after his passing.

      Highest rated movies

      100% The Tarnished Angels
      100% Gentleman Jim
      100% The Strawberry Blonde
      100% Love Crazy
      100% Vivacious Lady
      98% A Star Is Born
      97% Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
      97% Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

      Photos

      THE TIME, THE PLACE AND THE GIRL, Janis Paige, Jack Carson, 1946 THE GROOM WORE SPURS, Ginger Rogers, Jack Carson, 1951 TWO GUYS FROM MILWAUKEE, Jack Carson, Dennis Morgan, 1946 THE HARD WAY, Jack Carson, Joan Leslie, Dennis Morgan, 1943 THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS, Alan Hale Sr., Jack Carson, 1943 RED GARTERS, Jack Carson, Rosemary Clooney, Guy Mitchell, 1954 ONE MORE TOMORROW, back to front: Jack Carson, Alexis Smith, Ann Sheridan, Dennis Morgan, 1946 ONE MORE TOMORROW, Ann Sheridan, Dennis Morgan (front), Jack Carson, Alexis Smith (back), 1946 RED GARTERS, Jack Carson, Rosemary Clooney, Guy Mitchell, 1954 THE GROOM WORE SPURS, Jack Carson, Ginger Rogers, 1951 APRIL SHOWERS, Jack Carson, Ann Sothern, 1948 HOLLYWOOD CANTEEN, Jack Carson, Jane Wyman, 1944 CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, Jack Carson, 1958 DANGEROUS WHEN WET, Barbara Whiting, Charlotte Greenwood, 1953 THE GROOM WORE SPURS, Ginger Rogers, Jack Carson, 1951 DANGEROUS WHEN WET, Fernando Lamas, Esther Williams, Denise Darcel, Jack Carson, 1953 JOHN LOVES MARY, from left: Ronald Reagan, Jack Carson, Patricia Neal, 1949 BLUES IN THE NIGHT, Jack Carson, Priscilla Lane, 1941 DANGEROUS WHEN WET, Jack Carson, Denise Darcel, 1953 BLUES IN THE NIGHT, Jack Carson, Richard Whorf, Priscilla Lane, Elia Kazan, Betty Field, Billy Halop, Peter Whitney, 1941

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 50% Sammy the Way Out Seal Harold Sylvester (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet 17% King of the Roaring 20's -- The Story of Arnold Rothstein Timothy W. 'Big Tim' O'Brien (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bramble Bush Bert Mosley (Character) - 1960
      97% 92% Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Gooper Pollitt (Character) - 1958
      30% 46% Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! Capt. Hoxie (Character) - 1958
      100% 69% The Tarnished Angels Jiggs (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 40% The Tattered Dress Sheriff Nick Hoak (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 43% The Bottom of the Bottle Hal Breckinridge (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Magnificent Roughnecks Bix Decker (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ain't Misbehavin' Hal North (Character) - 1955
      98% 81% A Star Is Born Matt Libby (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet 50% Red Garters Jason Carberry (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet 50% Phffft! Charlie Nelson (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet 57% Dangerous When Wet Windy Weebe (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Universe Jeff Clayton (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 20% The Groom Wore Spurs Ben Castle (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Good Humor Man Biff Jones (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet 58% Bright Leaf Chris Malley (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet 30% It's a Great Feeling Self - 1949
      No Score Yet 44% John Loves Mary Fred Taylor (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet 42% My Dream Is Yours Doug Blake (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Guys From Texas Danny Foster (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet April Showers Joe Tyme (Character) - 1948
      88% 64% Romance on the High Seas Peter Virgil (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Love and Learn Jingles Collins (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Time, the Place and the Girl Jeff Howard (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Guys From Milwaukee Buzz Williams (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet One More Tomorrow Patrick "Pat" Regan (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet 64% Roughly Speaking Harold C. Pierson (Character) - 1945
      88% 90% Mildred Pierce Wally Fay (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet 60% The Doughgirls Arthur Halstead (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet 64% Hollywood Canteen Self - 1944
      86% 92% Arsenic and Old Lace Officer Patrick "Pat" O'Hara (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet 78% Make Your Own Bed Jerry Curtis (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet 38% Shine On, Harvest Moon The Great Georgetti (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet 49% Princess O'Rourke Dave Campbell (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet 54% Thank Your Lucky Stars Self - 1943
      100% 86% Gentleman Jim Walter Lowrie (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 71% The Hard Way Albert Runkel (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 79% Larceny, Inc. Jeff Randolph (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 58% The Male Animal Joe Ferguson (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wings for the Eagle Brad Maple (Character) - 1942
      100% 75% The Strawberry Blonde Hugo Barnstead (Character) - 1941
      64% 48% Mr. and Mrs. Smith Chuck (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet 58% Blues in the Night Leo Powell (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet 63% The Bride Came C.O.D. Allen Brice (Character) - 1941
      100% 83% Love Crazy Ward Willoughby (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Navy Blues "Buttons" Johnson (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Shooting High Gabby Cross (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet 36% Lucky Partners Frederick Harper (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet 22% I Take This Woman Joe (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Girl in 313 Police Lt. Pat O'Farrell (Character) - 1940
      97% 94% Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Sweeney Farrell (uncredited) (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Kid From Texas Stanley Brown (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Honeymoon's Over Tom Donroy (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Doodle Kicks Off Football Player Rochet (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Law of the Underworld Johnny (Character) - 1938
      100% 80% Vivacious Lady Charlie (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet 61% Having Wonderful Time Emil Beatty (Character) - 1938
      57% 76% Carefree Connors (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Go Chase Yourself Warren Miles (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet 52% The Saint in New York Red Jenks (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet 36% Maid's Night Out Rollercoaster Ride Attendant (uncredited) (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Spot Shallen (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Crashing Hollywood Dickson (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet This Marriage Business Candid' Perry (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Too Many Wives Unknown (Character) - 1937
      96% 87% Stage Door Mr. Milibanks (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet No Score Yet High Flyers Dave Hanlon (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Music for Madame Assistant Director (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet 68% Stand-In Tom Potts (Character) - 1937

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 85% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Frankie Fane (Character) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bus Stop Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
      92% 96% The Twilight Zone Harvey Hunnicut (Character) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Unknown (Character) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet New Comedy Showcase Johnny Martin (Character) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theatre Unknown (Character) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Startime Unknown (Character) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1955 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Showcase 39 Unknown (Character) 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Screen Directors Playhouse Unknown (Character) 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The United States Steel Hour Joey Miller (Character) 1954-1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1952