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Jean Carson (I) (1923–2005)


All this shapely character "broad" had to do was open her mouth to induce laughter--and so she did, primarily on TV during the '50s and '60s. And although she milked that unmistakable rasp for all its worth, she also showed great comedy sense. Born Jean Leete on February 23, 1923, in Charleston, West Virginia, actress Jean Carson (not to be ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Party
The Party Nanny
(1968)
Studio One in Hollywood
Studio One in Hollywood Eileen Fletcher / Mary Warren
(1949-1952)
The Phenix City Story
(1955)

Filmography

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 1977 Fun with Dick and Jane
Paula
 1975 Bronk (TV Series)
Mrs. Carol
- Bargain in Blood (1975) ... Mrs. Carol
 1969 Anatomy of a Crime (TV Movie)
Mary Potter
 1968 The Outsider (TV Series)
Mary Potter
- There Was a Little Girl (1968) ... Mary Potter
 1968 The Party
Nanny
 1967 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
Evelyn
- You're Only Young Twice (1967) ... Evelyn
 1967 Gunn
Waitress (uncredited)
 1967 Warning Shot
Cocktail Waitress (uncredited)
 1966 Chamber of Horrors
Girl on Street (uncredited)
 1965 Wendy and Me (TV Series)
Mrs. Talbot
- Wendy's Five Thousand Dollar Chair (1965) ... Mrs. Talbot
 1962-1965 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Daphne / Jalene Naomi Connors
- The Arrest of the Fun Girls (1965) ... Daphne
- Fun Girls (1964) ... Daphne
- Convicts-at-Large (1962) ... Jalene Naomi Connors
- Barney Mends a Broken Heart (1962) ... Daphne
 1965 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
Shirley
- Love Letters to the Sarge (1965) ... Shirley
 1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Eagle Eye
- Who Killed 1/2 of Glory Lee? (1964) ... Eagle Eye
 1964 One Man's Way
Woman Who Shoots Husband
 1964 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Mrs. Mitchell
- The Case of the Bountiful Beauty (1964) ... Mrs. Mitchell
 1963 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Viola Dorn
- Deposit with Caution (1963) ... Viola Dorn
 1962 Stoney Burke (TV Series)
Merle Rogers
- Bandwagon (1962) ... Merle Rogers
 1962 The Gertrude Berg Show (TV Series)
Kitty
- Curfew Shall Not Ring Tonight (1962) ... Kitty
 1961-1962 The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series)
Marge
- Home Sweet Home (1962) ... Marge
- Ring-A-Ding-Ding (1961) ... Marge
- Five Brides for Joey (1961) ... Marge
 1961 Ripcord (TV Series)
Blanche Telford
- Colorado Jump (1961) ... Blanche Telford
 1961 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
The Blonde
- Comeback (1961) ... The Blonde (as Jeannie Carson)
 1960-1961 Lock Up (TV Series)
April / Alice Allison / Carol Moody
- Sacrifice Play (1961) ... April
- Number Please (1960) ... Alice Allison
- The Case of Corporal Newman (1960) ... Carol Moody
 1961 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Sylvia Orkins
- The Nero Rankin Story (1961) ... Sylvia Orkins
 1961 Coronado 9 (TV Series)
Lois Dixon
- Gone Goose (1961) ... Lois Dixon
 1961 The Tom Ewell Show (TV Series)
Woman Customer / Thelma
- Put It On, Take It Off (1961) ... Woman Customer
- The Prying Eye (1961) ... Thelma
 1961 Sanctuary
Norma
 1961 Dante (TV Series)
Ginny Kane
- Light Lady, Dark Room (1961) ... Ginny Kane
 1960 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Paula Diedrich
- A Most Unusual Camera (1960) ... Paula Diedrich
 1960 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Mrs. Collins
- Love on Credit (1960) ... Mrs. Collins
 1960 The Chevy Mystery Show (TV Series)
Donna
- Thunder of Silence (1960) ... Donna
 1959-1960 The Betty Hutton Show (TV Series)
Rosemary
- Goldie Gets Amnesia (1960) ... Rosemary
- The Cold War (1960) ... Rosemary
- Rosemary's Romance (1960) ... Rosemary
- Goldie and the Tycoon (1960) ... Rosemary
- Jenny (1959) ... Rosemary
 1959 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Marie
- Millionaire Doctor Joseph Frye (1959) ... Marie
 1959 The Walter Winchell File (TV Series)
Florrie
 1959 Here Come the Jets
Jean
 1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Doris Krosky
- Nobody's Child (1959) ... Doris Krosky
 1959 The Sound and the Fury
Mary Ellen (uncredited)
 1959 Frontier Doctor (TV Series)
Flo Warren
- The Big Frame Up (1959) ... Flo Warren
 1959 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
Gloria Bartlett
- Pack Rat (1959) ... Gloria Bartlett
 1958 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Pearl
- The Leaper (1958) ... Pearl
 1958 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Della Allison
- Perilous Cargo (1958) ... Della Allison
 1958 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
Bridgett
- Bilko Joins the Navy (1958) ... Bridgett
 1958 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
Winnie Sharpe
- Bentley and the Finishing School (1958) ... Winnie Sharpe
 1958 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
Agnes
- Love Out of Town (1958) ... Agnes
 1958 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Lilly Rutherford
- Small War at Custer Junction (1958) ... Lilly Rutherford
 1957 M Squad (TV Series)
Doris Colby
- The Alibi Witness (1957) ... Doris Colby
 1957 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Annie
- The Riley Gratton Story (1957) ... Annie
 1957 The Court of Last Resort (TV Series)
Myra North
- The Darlene Fitzgerald Case (1957) ... Myra North
 1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Coral
- Dark Hammock (1957) ... Coral
 1957 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series)
Miss Kavenaugh
- Wedding in Majorca (1957) ... Miss Kavenaugh
 1957 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Ethel Marzack
- False Witness (1957) ... Ethel Marzack
 1956 Dr. Christian (TV Series)
Myra
- Locked Memory (1956) ... Myra
 1952-1956 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Model
- Autumn in New York (1952) ... Model
 1955 The Phenix City Story
Cassie
 1954 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- The Fight (1954)
 1954 Inner Sanctum (TV Series)
Vera Craig
- Dead Level (1954) ... Vera Craig
 1954 The Mask (TV Series)
 1953 Eye Witness (TV Series)
- Invitation (1953)
 1949-1952 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Mary Warren / Eileen Fletcher
- Plan for Escape (1952) ... Mary Warren
- June Moon (1949) ... Eileen Fletcher
- The Glass Key (1949)
- Blind Alley (1949)
 1950-1952 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- Pitfall (1950)
 1952 Fearless Fosdick (TV Series)
- The Haunted House (1952) ... (voice)
 1950 The Trap (TV Series)
 1950 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series)
Lou
- The Barker (1950) ... Lou
 1949 Martin Kane (TV Series)
Clara
 1949 The Clock (TV Series)
- The Dentist (1949)
 1949 NBC Presents (TV Series)
- The Girl (1949)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Blood Red Roses. Historical drama/musical. Music by Michael Valenti. Lyrics by John Lewin. Book by John Lewin. Musical Director: Milton Setzer. Music orchestrated by Julian Stein and Abba Bogin. Scenic Design by Ed Wittstein. Directed by Alan Schneider. John Golden Theatre: 22 Mar 1970 (1 performance + 20 previews that began on... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

Jeanne Carson | Jeannie Carson | Jean Carsons
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I was always kind of typed. I'm what you call a 'second woman' or 'second tomato.' They never get the man.

Trivia:

The daughter of Alexander and Sadie Leete Carson - among her ancestors were William Leete, the first governor of the colony of Connecticut. See more »

Trademark:

The catchphrase "Hello, doll."

Star Sign:

Pisces

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