Claire Carleton

Claire Carleton

Highest Rated: 95% Born Yesterday (1950)

Lowest Rated: 55% The Barkleys of Broadway (1949)

Birthday: Sep 28, 1913

Birthplace: Not Available

Brassy, bleached-blonde Claire Carleton was a reliable supporting actress on Broadway, in films and on TV for nearly thirty years. Carleton's New York stage credits include The Body Beautiful, 20th Century and The Women. In films, she was usually cast as"B"-girls, strippers, gum-chewing manicurists and divorce correspondents: her character names were generally along the lines of Mamie, Tessie, Nellie or simply "The Blonde." She was afforded leading roles in the two-reelers of such comedians as The Three Stooges and Leon Errol, entering into the slapstick proceedings with relish and abandon: in the 1946 Columbia short Headin' for a Weddin', Carleton has a light bulb broken in her mouth, and in the final scene engages in a knock-down, drag-out fight with star Vera Vague. A frequent TV performer, Claire Carleton co-starred as Mickey Rooney's mother (she was eight years older than he!) in the 1955 sitcom Hey, Mulligan!, and played Alice Purdy on the 1958 western Cimarron City.

Highest Rated Movies



60% Sex and the Single Girl Woman 1964
No Score Yet Fort Massacre Adele 1958
No Score Yet The Devil's Partner Ida 1958
No Score Yet My Gun Is Quick Proprietress 1957
No Score Yet Reform School Girl Mrs. Horvath 1957
No Score Yet The Black Sleep Miss Daly 1956
No Score Yet Accused of Murder Marge 1956
67% Love Me Or Leave Me Claire 1955
No Score Yet Witness to Murder The Blonde 1954
No Score Yet Jubilee Trail Estelle 1954
No Score Yet Ride the Man Down Amelia 1952
No Score Yet The Fighter Stella 1952
No Score Yet Death of a Salesman Miss Francis 1951
95% Born Yesterday Helen 1950
No Score Yet It's a Great Feeling Grace 1949
93% On the Town Redhead 1949
No Score Yet Satan's Cradle (The Devil's Den) Belle 1949
No Score Yet Red Light Waitress 1949
No Score Yet Sorrowful Jones Agnes `Happy Hips' Noonan 1949
55% The Barkleys of Broadway Marie 1949
89% Shockproof Florie Kobiski 1949
No Score Yet The Reckless Moment Blonde 1949
No Score Yet The Time of Your Life `Killer' 1948
No Score Yet Ruthless Bella 1948
71% A Double Life Waitress 1947
No Score Yet The Senator Was Indiscreet Ingrid 1947
No Score Yet Crime Doctor's Man Hunt Actor 1946
No Score Yet A Close Call for Boston Blackie Mamie Kirwin 1946
No Score Yet Frontier Gal Gracie 1945
No Score Yet Show Business Nurse 1944
91% The Woman in the Window Blonde 1944
No Score Yet A Night Of Adventure Ruby LaRue 1944
No Score Yet Youth Runs Wild Taxi Driver 1944
60% Lady of Burlesque Sandra 1943
No Score Yet Melody and Moonlight Gloria 1940
No Score Yet Sing, Dance, Plenty Hot Evelyn 1940


83% The Munsters
Yolanda 1964
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Bernice Doris Pauline Alice 1961
No Score Yet Leave It to Beaver
Saleslady 1959
No Score Yet Perry Mason
Blanche Atkins 1959
No Score Yet Maverick
Flora 1958
No Score Yet The Three Stooges


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