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Carleton Carpenter Biography

  • Profession: Actor, Songwriter
  • Born: Jul 10, 1926
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

Spindly musical comedy performer Carleton Carpenter was a professional magician and Broadway actor when he was signed to an MGM contract in 1949. In his second film, [[Feature~V49675~Three Little Words~threelittlewords]], Carpenter was paired with [[Performer~P59782~Debbie Reynolds~debbiereynolds]], who, in the role of boop-a-doop girl Helen Kane, sang "I Wanna be Loved by You." MGM liked the chemistry generated between Carpenter and Reynolds, obligingly casting them in larger roles in [[Feature~V51435~Two Weeks With Love~twoweekswithlove]] (1950); it was in this film that the twosome performed the tongue-twisting ditty "Abba Dabba Honeymoon." Carpenter went on to give straight dramatic performances in such films as [[Feature~V110507~Sky Full of Moon~skyfullofmoon]] (1952) and [[Feature~V112603~Take the High Ground~takethehighground]] (1953) before returning to the stage. While he would occasionally resurface in films and on television, Carleton Carpenter was better known in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s as a best-selling mystery novelist; one of his more popular books, Deadhead, was adapted into a short-lived Broadway musical. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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