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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 10 July 1926Bennington, Vermont, USA
Birth NameCarleton Upham Carpenter Jr.
Nickname Carp
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Actor, songwriter ("Christmas Eve"), composer and author, educated at Bennington (VT) High School. He appeared on Broadway, in "Bright Boy", "Three to Make Ready", and "John Murray Anderson's Almanac". He appeared on television, and made many records. He wrote special material for Debbie Reynolds, Kaye Ballard, Marlene Dietrich and Hermione Gingold, and also scripts for films and television. Joining ASCAP in 1955, his other popular-song compositions include "I Wouldn't Mind", "Ev'ry Other Day", "Cabin In the Woods", "A Little Love" and "Come Away".

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Trivia (5)

Was originally cast for a supporting role in the Elvis Presley picture G.I. Blues (1960) but Robert Ivers replaced him.
His duet of "Aba Daba Honeymoon" with Debbie Reynolds from their film "Two Weeks With Love," was the very first soundtrack recording to become a No. 1 gold record.
Lives in Warwick, New York in a home he has owned for many years. [January 2010]
Carpenter was a successful mystery novelist in the 1970s and 1980s. One of his books, Deadhead, was turned into a Broadway musical. Other books he wrote include Games Murderers Play, Cat Got Your Tongue?, Only Her Hairdresser Knew, Sleight of Deadly Hand, The Peabody Experience, and Stumped. His memoir, The Absolute Joy of Work, was published in 2016.
In 2012, he received a lifetime achievement award from the Hollywood film organization Cinecon, which was presented to him in person by his former costar Debbie Reynolds.

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