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Jack & Roxanne
5' 5" (1.65 m)
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[on Johnny Carson
] I never got along with him. He was a terrible anti-Semite . . . Jan Murray
beat him up one night. We went to a restaurant one night and he was throwing around the "Jew bastard" line, you know? Jan slapped him around. One night we had to throw him out of a party. Milton Berle
threw him out on the lawn. Threw him out of the house.
In show business circles, the gruff-voiced Carter was known as a comedian's comedian. He had an aggressive, keep-them-laughing stage persona that seemed not to diminish with age. During television's pioneer days in the late 1940s, Carter--the brash stand-up comic who was considered one of America's "rising young comedians"--became a familiar face on TV variety shows into the '50s and '60s. While ...