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Claire Carleton (1913–1979)

Claire Carleton was born on September 28, 1913 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Born Yesterday (1950), The Mickey Rooney Show (1954) and Death of a Salesman (1951). She was married to Fred E. Sherman. She died on December 11, 1979 in Northridge, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1969 The Virginian (TV Series)
Store Clerk
- A Woman of Stone (1969) ... Store Clerk
 1969 Dragnet 1966 (TV Movie)
Landlady (uncredited)
 1968 Shadow Over Elveron (TV Movie)
Mrs. Travers (uncredited)
 1966 Hank (TV Series)
Matron
- McKillup's Best Seller (1966) ... Matron
 1966 Laredo (TV Series)
The Woman
- That's Noway, Thataway (1966) ... The Woman
 1957-1965 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Woman / Selma / Pauline
- The Stradivarius Story (1965) ... Selma
- Jack's Life Story (1957) ... Pauline
 1965 No Time for Sergeants (TV Series)
- My Fair Andy (1965)
 1960-1965 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Mrs. Mortimer / Depot Clerk / Lucy Taggert / ...
- The Chottsie Gubenheimer Story (1965) ... Mrs. Mortimer
- The Gus Morgan Story (1963) ... Depot Clerk
- The Jim Whitlow Story (1963) ... Lucy Taggert
- Charlie Wooster--Outlaw (1963) ... Sarah Redman
- The Christopher Hale Story (1961) ... Mrs. Hennessey
 1964 Sex and the Single Girl
Woman (uncredited)
 1964 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Mrs. Payton
- A Roll of the Dice (1964) ... Mrs. Payton
 1963 Going My Way (TV Series)
Mrs. Kramer
- Has Anyone Seen Eddie? (1963) ... Mrs. Kramer
 1962-1963 Hazel (TV Series)
Beauty Operator / Elizabeth
- Hazel's Highland Fling (1963) ... Beauty Operator
- A Replacement for Phoebe (1962) ... Elizabeth
 1962 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Alma Miles
- The Dark Wood (1962) ... Alma Miles
 1962 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Mary-Sue Denning
- The Gold Witch (1962) ... Mary-Sue Denning
 1962 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Mrs. Margate
- Aloha, Cricket (1962) ... Mrs. Margate
 1961 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Katie Williams
- Laugh for the Lady (1961) ... Katie Williams
 1961 Devil's Partner
Ida
 1961 By Love Possessed
Mrs. Kovacs (uncredited)
 1961 The Case of the Dangerous Robin (TV Series)
Woman
- Man on the Run (1961) ... Woman
 1961 The Tall Man (TV Series)
Mrs. Tatum
- Ladies of the Town (1961) ... Mrs. Tatum
 1956-1961 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Pauline / Millie / Alice Fabian
- You Can't Trust a Man (1961) ... Pauline
- The Jokester (1958) ... Millie
 1961 Stagecoach West (TV Series)
Siwash Annie
- Never Walk Alone (1961) ... Siwash Annie
 1961 The Roaring 20's (TV Series)
Ann Grey
- Black Saturday (1961) ... Ann Grey
 1961 Riverboat (TV Series)
Billie
- Listen to the Nightingale (1961) ... Billie
 1954-1960 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Mrs. Henry / Ida Clayburn
- Learn to Say Goodbye (1960) ... Mrs. Henry
- Journal of Hope (1960) ... Ida Clayburn
- Exit for Margo (1954)
 1960 Dennis the Menace (TV Series)
Harriet Schubert
- The Rock Collection (1960) ... Harriet Schubert
 1960 Thriller (TV Series)
Eunice Appleby
- The Watcher (1960) ... Eunice Appleby
 1960 Outlaws (TV Series)
Ruby Starr
- Thirty a Month (1960) ... Ruby Starr
 1960 Bourbon Street Beat (TV Series)
Nurse
- Six Hours to Midnight (1960) ... Nurse (uncredited)
 1958-1960 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Mrs. Wolf
- Danny, the Housewife (1960) ... (as Claire Carlton)
- Take a Message (1958) ... Mrs. Wolf
 1959 Leave It to Beaver (TV Series)
Saleslady
- June's Birthday (1959) ... Saleslady
 1959 The Detectives (TV Series)
Aggie
- Two-Time Loser (1959) ... Aggie
 1958-1959 M Squad (TV Series)
Sea Horse Bar Owner / Witness at Tito's / Dolly Mundy / ...
- The Human Bond (1959) ... Sea Horse Bar Owner
- Death Is a Clock (1959) ... Witness at Tito's
- Dolly's Bar (1958) ... Dolly Mundy
- The Slow Trap (1958) ... Switchboard Operator
 1959 Rawhide (TV Series)
Lena Biggs
- Incident of the Day of the Dead (1959) ... Lena Biggs
 1959 Cast a Long Shadow
Saloon Girl at Poker Game (uncredited)
 1959 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Blanche Atkins
- The Case of the Stuttering Bishop (1959) ... Blanche Atkins
 1958-1959 Cimarron City (TV Series)
Alice Purdy
- Burn the Town Down (1959) ... Alice Purdy
- The Bitter Lesson (1959) ... Alice Purdy
- Cimarron Holiday (1958) ... Alice Purdy
- Beast of Cimarron (1958) ... Alice Purdy
- To Become a Man (1958) ... Alice Purdy
 1959 Special Agent 7 (TV Series)
Helen
- The Lady from Louisville (1959) ... Helen
 1955-1958 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Sally Bascom / Laurie Castle
- Kill the Editor (1958) ... Sally Bascom
- The Killer (1955) ... Laurie Castle
 1958 Unwed Mother
Mrs. Miller
 1958 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Bessie Thorne
- Miracle at Pot Hole (1958) ... Bessie Thorne
 1958 Maverick (TV Series)
Flora
- The Lonesome Reunion (1958) ... Flora
 1958 A Lust to Kill
Minn (as Clara Carlton)
 1958 26 Men (TV Series)
- Killer's Trail (1958)
 1958 Fort Massacre
Adele (Charlie's wife)
 1958 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series)
- Rip Van Winkle (1958)
 1958 Official Detective (TV Series)
Mrs. Lacey
- The Taxi Killers (1958) ... Mrs. Lacey
 1952-1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Wife
- Two Lives Have I (1958)
- Step Right Up and Die (1956) ... Wife
 1958 Love That Jill (TV Series)
 1957 Lassie (TV Series)
Beatrice
- Happy (1957) ... Beatrice
 1957 Death in Small Doses
Mabel - Waitress (uncredited)
 1957 The Careless Years
Aunt Martha (uncredited)
 1957 My Gun Is Quick
Proprietess
 1957 Reform School Girl
Mrs. Rita Horvath
 1957 The Buster Keaton Story
Myra Keaton
 1955-1957 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Parole Officer
- The Prison Within (1956) ... Parole Officer
- Postmark: Danger (1955)
 1957 Slander
Elsie (uncredited)
 1956 Accused of Murder
Marge Harris
 1956 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Jennie Fisher
- The Letter Bride (1956) ... Jennie Fisher
 1956 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Flo
- The Fred Graham Story (1956) ... Flo
 1956 Telephone Time (TV Series)
- Felix the Fourth (1956)
 1956 The Black Sleep
Carmona Daly
 1956 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Betty Carter Carlson
- The Old Lady's Tears (1956) ... Betty Carter Carlson
- The Magic Glass (1956)
 1956 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
May
- Overnight Haul (1956) ... May
 1956 Father Knows Best (TV Series)
Hostess
- Betty Earns a Formal (1956) ... Hostess
 1955 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
- Emergency Case (1955)
 1955 The Man Behind the Badge (TV Series)
Pearl Weber
- The Case of the Big Break (1955) ... Pearl Weber
 1954-1955 Treasury Men in Action (TV Series)
Kay Pendleton / Louise Madden
- Case of the Slippery Eel (1955) ... Kay Pendleton
- The Case of the Losing Gamble (1954) ... Louise Madden
 1955 Love Me or Leave Me
Claire (uncredited)
 1954-1955 The Mickey Rooney Show (TV Series)
Nell Mulligan / Mrs. Mulligan
- The Robot (1955) ... Nell Mulligan
- The Guardian (1955) ... Mrs. Mulligan
- The Producer (1955) ... Mrs. Mulligan
 1954 The Gene Autry Show (TV Series)
Marie Hadley
- Outlaw of Blue Mesa (1954) ... Marie Hadley
 1954 Stories of the Century (TV Series)
Texas Bess
- Ben Thompson (1954) ... Texas Bess
 1954 Witness to Murder
May - Mental Patient
 1952-1954 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
'Cuddles' LaVerne / Alice Hutchinson
- A Study in Panic (1954) ... 'Cuddles' LaVerne
- The Book (1954)
- Welcome Home (1952) ... Alice Hutchinson
 1954 Jubilee Trail
Estelle the Madam (uncredited)
 1953-1954 City Detective (TV Series)
Belle / Pauline
- The Congenial Liars (1954) ... Belle
- An Old Man's Gold (1953) ... Pauline
 1953 The Ray Milland Show (TV Series)
Talent Agency Secretary
- The Faculty Dance (1953) ... Talent Agency Secretary
 1953 99 River Street
Wife in Bar (uncredited)
 1953 Mr. & Mrs. North (TV Series)
Mame Connors
- Murder on the Midway (1953) ... Mame Connors
 1953 My Hero (TV Series)
Minerva
- Salt Water Daffy (1953) ... Minerva
 1953 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
 1953 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
 1953 And Baby Makes Two (Short)
 1953 Lost in a Turkish Bath (Short)
Henrietta Robin
 1953 The Abbott and Costello Show (TV Series)
Olga
- Public Enemies (1953) ... Olga
 1952 Hopalong Cassidy (TV Series)
Lucy
- Black Sheep (1952) ... Lucy
 1952 The Star
Jailbird (uncredited)
 1952 Ride the Man Down
Amelia
 1952 Bal Tabarin
Stella Simmons
 1952 Loan Shark
Nagging Wife (uncredited)
 1952 The Fighter
Stella
 1951 Death of a Salesman
Miss Francis
 1951 Westward the Women
Flashy Woman (uncredited)
 1951 The Son of Dr. Jekyll
Hazel Sorelle (uncredited)
 1951 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- Party Dress (1951)
 1951 Honeychile
Betty Loring
 1951 Lord Epping Returns (Short)
Showgirl
 1951 Two of a Kind
Minnie Mitt (uncredited)
 1950 Born Yesterday
Helen
 1949 On the Town
Nightclub Extra (uncredited)
 1949 The Reckless Moment
Blond (uncredited)
 1949 Satan's Cradle
Belle
 1949 Red Light
Waitress
 1949 It's a Great Feeling
Grace
 1949 Sorrowful Jones
Agnes 'Happy Hips' Noonan (uncredited)
 1949 The Barkleys of Broadway
Marie (uncredited)
 1949 The Crime Doctor's Diary
Louise (uncredited)
 1949 Shockproof
Florrie Kobiski (uncredited)
 1949 Bad Men of Tombstone
Nellie (uncredited)
 1948 Bodyguard
Zinnia - Counter Girl (uncredited)
 1948 The Time of Your Life
'Killer'
 1948 Ruthless
Bella
 1948 Two Nuts in a Rut (Short)
Aspiring actress
 1948 If You Knew Susie
Vicki Vale (uncredited)
 1948 I Love Trouble
Tired Blonde (uncredited)
 1947 The Senator Was Indiscreet
Ingrid Stuyvesant
 1947 A Double Life
Waitress
 1947 Linda Be Good
Myrtle
 1947 Key Witness
Receptionist (uncredited)
 1947 Blondes Away (Short)
Lulu
 1947 Too Many Winners
Mayme Martin
 1947 Let's Make Rhythm (Short)
Blonde Soundies Operator
 1947 'Fun on a Week-End'
Durand's Secretary (uncredited)
 1947 Fright Night (Short)
Kitty Davis
 1946 Vacation in Reno
Sally Beaver
 1946 Crime Doctor's Man Hunt
Ruby Farrell
 1946 Follow That Blonde (Short)
The Blonde
 1946 The Missing Lady
Rose Dawson
 1946 Headin' for a Weddin' (Short)
Mazie Marblehead
 1946 I'll Take Milk (Short)
Rita
 1946 That Texas Jamboree
Lulubelle (uncredited)
 1946 Maid Trouble (Short)
 1946 A Close Call for Boston Blackie
Mamie Kirwin (uncredited)
 1946 Gun Town
Belle Townley
 1945 Frontier Gal
Gracie (uncredited)
 1945 Mildred Pierce
Thieving Waitress (uncredited)
 1944 The Woman in the Window
Blonde (uncredited)
 1944 My Pal Wolf
Ruby, the Cook
 1944 Triple Trouble (Short)
Errol's Stenographer
 1944 Youth Runs Wild
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1944 Bride by Mistake
Nurse Harrison (uncredited)
 1944 Girls! Girls! Girls! (Short)
Fan Dancer
 1944 A Night of Adventure
Ruby LaRue
 1944 Show Business
Nurse (uncredited)
 1944 Seven Days Ashore
Switchboard Operator (uncredited)
 1944 Poppa Knows Worst (Short)
Helen Martin
 1944 Love Your Landlord (Short)
 1944 Say Uncle (Short)
Fan Dancer
 1943 Wedtime Stories (Short)
An Old Flame
 1943 Rookies in Burma
Connie - the Blonde
 1943 Around the World
WAAC Lt. Spencer (uncredited)
 1943 Cutie on Duty (Short)
Maizie
 1943 Gildersleeve on Broadway
Francine Gray
 1943 The Adventures of a Rookie
First Nurse (uncredited)
 1943 Lady of Burlesque
Sandra
 1941 Lovable Trouble (Short)
Show girl
 1941 The Great Train Robbery
Kay Stevens
 1941 Petticoat Politics
Tilly
 1940 Melody and Moonlight
Gloria
 1940 Girl from Havana
Havana
 1940 Sing, Dance, Plenty Hot
Evelyn
 1940 Grand Ole Opry
Ginger Gordon
 1940 The Crooked Road
Virgie Gobel
 1940 Millionaire Playboy
Woman Kissing Baby Joe (uncredited)
 1939 My Pop
 1939 Projection Room (Short)
Mrs. Hugo Quill (uncredited)
 1938 Script Girl (Short)
Job Seeker / Script Girl
 1937 Her Accidental Hero (Short)
 1933 Seasoned Greetings (Short)
Uncle Ben's Niece (uncredited)
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Other Works:

She acted in John Cecil Holm and George Abbott's play, "3 Men on a Horse," at the Wyndham's Theatre in London, England with Romney Brent, Bernard Nedell, William Butler Hixon, Tucker McGuire, David Burns, Edmond Ryan, Maurice Freeman, Ralph Chambers, Sara Seegar, and Jack Arnold in the cast.

Alternate Names:

Claire Carlton | Clara Carlton
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Trivia:

Pretty bleached blonde supporting actress, often seen in streetwise or wisecracking roles. On Broadway (1932-1950) and not averse to appearing on screen in slapstick comedy shorts opposite the Three Stooges or Vera Vague.

Star Sign:

Libra

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