Starred in a sitcom pilot, set in ancient Rome, called "Friends, Romans and Countryman". The pilot was created by Johnny Wayne
and Frank Schuster
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[on Corbett Monica
] I think everyone hated him because he would steal your act. He loved to steal. I once went to see [Steve Lawrence
and Eydie Gormé
] and he was working with them and I heard my jokes! One after another! "Who the hell is this Corbett Monica!?" Yeah, he was a real scumbag.
Born Jack Chakrin in New York City on June 24, 1922, Carter grew up in Brooklyn's Brighton Beach, where he developed a flair for impressions and twice appeared on the radio show "Mister Bowes' Amateur Hour," which he won both times. He attended Brooklyn College and Feagin School of Dramatic Art. He served in the US Army Air Forces entertainment division during World War II and later worked ...