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Carleton Carpenter

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Carleton Carpenter
Carpenter in 1962
Carleton Upham Carpenter, Jr.

(1926-07-10)July 10, 1926
DiedJanuary 31, 2022(2022-01-31) (aged 95)
  • Actor
  • magician
  • dancer
  • songwriter
Years active1944–1983

Carleton Upham Carpenter, Jr. (July 10, 1926 – January 31, 2022) was an American actor, magician, songwriter, and novelist.[1][2]

Carpenter wrote material for Debbie Reynolds, Kaye Ballard, Marlene Dietrich and Hermione Gingold, and also scripts for films and television.

Carpenter was a successful mystery novelist in the 1970s and 1980s. His books include Deadhead, Games Murderers Play, Cat Got Your Tongue?, Only Her Hairdresser Knew, Sleight of Deadly Hand, The Peabody Experience, and Stumped.[3]

Carpenter died in Warwick, New York on January 31, 2022, at the age of 95.[4]

Movies[change | change source]

Year Title Role
1949 Lost Boundaries Andy
1950 Father of the Bride Usher at wedding
Three Little Words Dan Healy
Summer Stock Artie
Two Weeks With Love Billy Finlay
1951 Vengeance Valley Hewie
The Whistle at Eaton Falls Eddie Talbot
1952 Fearless Fagan Pvt. Floyd Hilston
Sky Full of Moon Harley 'Tumbleweeds' Williams
1953 Take the High Ground! Merton 'Tex' Tolliver
1959 Up Periscope Lt. Phil Carney
1970 Cauliflower Cupids Christopher
1971 Some of My Best Friends Are... Miss Untouchable
1981 The Prowler 1945 M.C
1983 The American Snitch Arthur

References[change | change source]

  1. International Motion Picture Almanac. New York: Quigley Publishing Co., 1986.
  2. David Ragan. 1992. Who's Who in Hollywood. The largest cast of international film personalities ever assembled. New York: Facts on File.
  3. "Bennington's Carleton Carpenter: Actor, author and lion tamer"[permanent dead link], timesargus.com; accessed January 31, 2016.
  4. Urban, Sasha (January 31, 2022). "Carleton Carpenter, MGM and Broadway Actor Who Starred Alongside Debbie Reynolds, Dies at 95". Variety. Retrieved January 31, 2022.

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