Jack Carson Bio, Early Life, Height, Career, Death, and Radio appearances

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Jack Carson Biography

Jack Carson was one of the most renowned character actors during the golden age of Hollywood with a film career which spanned the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s. Primarily employed for comic relief, his work in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof proved he could also master dramatic material.

Jack Carson Early Life

Jack Carson was born on 27, October 1910 in Carman, Manitoba, Canada. He is a son of Elmer and Elsa Carson. Jack Carson attended high school at Hartford School, Milwaukee, and St. John’s Military Academy, Delafield, but it was at Carleton College that he acquired a taste for acting.

Jack Carson height

He is the time of his death Jack Carson was 6’2″(1.88 m)

Jack Carson

Jack Carson career

Jack Carson first stage appearance (in a collegiate production) was as Hercules. In the midst of a performance, he tripped and took half the set with him.

Radio was also a source of employment for the team, starting with a 1938 appearance on the Kraft Music Hall when Bing Crosby hosted the show.  he was a host of The Camel Comedy Caravan, and in the next season, he starred in The New Jack Carson Show, which debuted on CBS June 2, 1943.


He was one of four alternating weekly hosts of the Wednesday evening NBC Television comedy-variety show Four Star Revue. Carson also had his own variety program, The Jack Carson Show on NBC (1954–1955) and was the announcer on the television version of Strike It Rich.

In the 1930s, as vaudeville declined from increased competition from radio and the movies, initially landed bit roles at RKO Radio Pictures in films such as Bringing Up Baby (1938), starring Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn.

Another role which won accolades for him was as publicist Matt Libby in A Star is Born(1954). One of his last film roles was as the older brother “Gooper” in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958).

Carson acquired two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to the television and radio industry On February 8, 1960. The television star is based at 1560 Vine Street, the radio star is at 6361 Hollywood Boulevard.

Jack Carson Death

Jack Carson died in Encino on January 2, 1963, aged 52. Carson was rest in Glendale’s Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery

Radio appearances

1940 The Lux Radio Theatre His Girl Friday
1943-1947 The Jack Carson Show
1946 Suspense Easy Money[11]
1946[12] The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show Guest Jack Carson