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Claire Carleton



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Mickey Rooney Show "Hey Mulligan"
  • Actor
2007
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
96% 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
64% The Barkleys of Broadway
  • Marie
1949
88% 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 Show Business
  • Nurse
1944
95% 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 Sing, Dance, Plenty Hot
  • Evelyn
1940

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