Carleton Carpenter

Highest Rated: 93% Father of the Bride (1950)
Lowest Rated: 67% The Prowler (1981)
Birthday: Jul 10, 1926
Birthplace: Not Available
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, Three Little Words, Carpenter was paired with Debbie Reynolds, 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 Two Weeks With Love (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 Sky Full of Moon (1952) and Take the High Ground (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.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
67% The Prowler 1945 M.C. 1981
No Score Yet Some of My Best Friends Are... Miss Untouchable 1971
No Score Yet Up Periscope Carney 1959
No Score Yet Take the High Ground Merton Tolliver 1953
No Score Yet Sky Full of Moon Harley Williams 1952
No Score Yet Vengeance Valley Hewie 1951
No Score Yet The Whistle At Eaton Falls Actor 1951
No Score Yet Two Weeks with Love Billy Finley 1950
No Score Yet Summer Stock Artie 1950
93% Father of the Bride Usher 1950
No Score Yet Three Little Words Dan Healy 1950
No Score Yet Lost Boundaries Andy 1949

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Father Knows Best
1954-1960
George Frazer
  • 1960

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