Carleton Carpenter (1926–2022)


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Actor, songwriter ("Christmas Eve"), composer and author Carleton Carpenter, was educated at Bennington (VT) High School. He appeared on Broadway, in "Bright Boy", "Three to Make Ready", and "John Murray Anderson's Almanac," and on television, and made many records. Carpenter wrote special material for Debbie Reynolds, Kaye Ballard, Marlene ... See full bio »

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(1951)
(1955)
Up Periscope Lt. Phil Carney
(1959)
General Electric Theater Lord Feathertop / Volus Butolph
(1955-1958)

Filmography

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 1983 The American Snitch
Arthur
 1981 The Prowler
1945 M.C
 1979 The Ropers (TV Series)
Roland Calvert
- Odd Couples (1979) ... Roland Calvert
 1971 Some of My Best Friends Are...
Miss Untouchable
 1970 Cauliflower Cupids
Christopher
 1964 Directions (TV Series)
JC Three
 1963 McHale's Navy (TV Series)
The Witch Doctor
- McHale's Millions (1963) ... The Witch Doctor
 1963 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Peter Brent
- The Case of the Lover's Leap (1963) ... Peter Brent
 1962 The Beachcomber (TV Series)
Jimmy Bliss
- Paradise Lost (1962) ... Jimmy Bliss
 1962 Pete and Gladys (TV Series)
Jerry
- Maternity House (1962) ... Jerry
 1960 Outlaws (TV Series)
Rafe Cutter
- The Rape of Red Sky (1960) ... Rafe Cutter
 1960 Father Knows Best (TV Series)
George Frazier
- Not His Type (1960) ... George Frazier
 1959 The Rifleman (TV Series)
George Collins
- The Coward (1959) ... George Collins
 1959 The Alaskans (TV Series)
Cliff Cartright
- Big Deal (1959) ... Cliff Cartright
 1959 The Ann Sothern Show (TV Series)
Mark
- The Raise (1959) ... Mark
 1959 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Gilbert Burton
- Millionaire Gilbert Burton (1959) ... Gilbert Burton
 1959 Trackdown (TV Series)
Jerry Kelso
- The Eyes of Jerry Kelso (1959) ... Jerry Kelso
 1959 Up Periscope
Lt. Phil Carney
 1959 Cimarron City (TV Series)
Ossie Harper
- A Legacy for Ossie Harper (1959) ... Ossie Harper
 1955-1958 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Volus Butolph / Lord Feathertop
- The Odd Ball (1958) ... Volus Butolph
- Feathertop (1955) ... Lord Feathertop
 1958 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series)
Tom the Piper's Son
- Mother Goose (1958) ... Tom the Piper's Son
 1958 Lux Playhouse (TV Series)
 1957 Men of Annapolis (TV Series)
Midshipman George Maguire
- Look Alike (1957) ... Midshipman George Maguire
- Change of Face (1957) ... Midshipman George Maguire
 1956 The Goldbergs (TV Series)
Michael Robinson
- Boy Friend (1956) ... Michael Robinson
 1956 Star Tonight (TV Series)
Bill
- Faith and Patience (1956) ... Bill
 1955 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Artie
- A Girl Can Tell (1955) ... Artie
 1955 Luke and the Tenderfoot (TV Series)
Pete Quinn
- The John Wesley Hardin Story (1955) ... Pete Quinn
- The Boston Kid (1955) ... Pete Quinn
 1955 The Best of Broadway (TV Series)
Joe Fisher
- The Show-Off (1955) ... Joe Fisher
 1955 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
- Doing Her Bit (1955)
 1954 Lady in the Dark (TV Movie)
Russell Paxton
 1953 Take the High Ground!
Merton 'Tex' Tolliver
 1952 Sky Full of Moon
Harley 'Tumbleweeds' Williams
 1952 Fearless Fagan
Pvt. Floyd Hilston - Company J
 1951 The Whistle at Eaton Falls
Eddie Talbot
 1951 Vengeance Valley
Hewie
 1950 Two Weeks with Love
Billy Finlay
 1950 Summer Stock
Artie
 1950 Three Little Words
Dan Healy
 1950 Father of the Bride
Party Guest / Usher With Coke (uncredited)
 1949 Lost Boundaries
Andy
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Has written seven successful mystery novels and numerous short stories. See more »

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Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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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. See more »

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