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Jean Carmen Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Apr 7, 1914
  • Died: Aug 26, 1993

A 1934 WAMPAS Baby Star, blonde, blue-eyed Jean Carmen is remembered today solely for playing the "Stallion Rider" in the 1937 Republic serial [[Feature~V37102~The Painted Stallion~thepaintedstallion[serial]]]. For unexplained reasons, the studio billed her [[Performer~P70448~Julia Thayer~juliathayer]] in this and the same year's Three Mesqueteers oater [[Feature~V94105~Gunsmoke Ranch~gunsmokeranch]] but she was Jean Carmen again by 1938. The daughter of a ballerina, Carmen/[[Performer~P70448~Thayer~juliathayer]] had entered films in the early '30s as a riding double and bit player for [[Performer~P108408~Hal Roach~halroach]]. Subsequent to her early screen career, she appeared on radio and in two successful Broadway plays: Stage Door and The Man Who Came to Dinner. She retired from show business to marry in the 1940s and is not the later [[Performer~P219274~Jeanne Carmen~jeannecarmen]], a busty starlet of the 1950s. ~ Hans J. Wollstein, Rovi

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