Recorded a children's storybook record album for Mercury Records called "Willie and Hannibal in Mouseland". The two-record, 78-rpm album (Mercury Miniature Playhouse MMP-2) also featured original music by Sydney Green.
6' 2" (1.88 m)
Did You Know?
People will always laugh at somebody else's discomfort. But they only laugh because they have suffered the same indignity themselves or known darn well how it feels. Being a comedian is almost like being a doctor--the more troubles you discover and understand, the more gladness you can bring to an audience.
During the 1940s, he would often disappear from Hollywood for weeks at a time. Only his wife knew where he went, and she (Kay St. Germain Wells
) would tell no one. Years later Carson revealed the secret: he had joined the Clyde Beatty
circus as a clown and was traveling with their show. Audiences never knew it was him; "They loved me and my routines," he said,.
Tall, beefy character who specialized in friendly but frequently untrustworthy types