Jack Carson

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Birth Name: Jack Carson
Born: 10/27/1910
Birth Place: Carmen, Manitoba, CA
Death Place: Encino, California, USA
Died: 01/02/1963

He was born John Elmer Carson on Oct. 27, 1910 in the small farming town of Carman in southern Manitoba, Canada. Shortly after his birth, his parents, insurance salesman Elmer Carson and his wife Elsa, relocated Carson and his older brother, Robert, to Milwaukee, WI. Carson showed no interest in acting until he attended Carleton College; there, he literally stumbled into his future career when, dressed as Hercules for a college stage production, he tripped and nearly demolished half the set. A school friend, Dave Willock, thought that the combination of Carson's burly frame - he stood at 6'2" and weighed 220 pounds as an adult - and physical comedy was perfect for vaudeville, and he soon con... Continue Bio >>

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