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Date of Birth 23 May 1928Yorkshire, England, UK
Birth NameJean Shufflebottom

Mini Bio (1)

Jeannie Carson was born on May 23, 1928 in Yorkshire, England as Jean Shufflebottom. She is an actress, known for Hey, Jeannie! (1956), Search for Tomorrow (1951) and An Alligator Named Daisy (1955). She has been married to Biff McGuire since 1960. She was previously married to William Redmond.

Spouse (2)

Biff McGuire (1960 - present)
William Redmond (? - ?)

Trivia (4)

Performed at the Seattle Repertory for 15 years, often with husband Biff McGuire.
Met American husband Biff McGuire while both were singing on Broadway with "Finian's Rainbow" in 1960. They married that year and went on tour together the following year with "Camelot". Biff played "King Arthur" and Jeannie co-starred as "Guinevere".
Tried to hit light comedy stardom in 1956 with Hey, Jeannie! (1956) as a tried-and-true Scottish lass learning to adjust to the American way of life. The series, which co-starred Allen Jenkins as a friendly cabbie, failed after a season but Jeannie decided to settle in the States and returned to her theatre roots.
Pert, pretty, petite and popular Yorkshire comedienne from the London stage who made a brief stab at light comedy films in England before being invited to test the waters of American TV in the mid 50s. She didn't become a TV star but did hit it quite big on Broadway starring in the musical "Finian's Rainbow" a few years later.

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