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Jack Carter's Death
- Jack Carter
- Comedian, Actor
- June 24, 1922
- June 28, 2015
- Respiratory failure
The life and death of Jack Carter:
He was a wise guy comic, who as early as 1950 made jokes about the day's events to entertain his TV audience. It's a device that lives on today. However, while he never hosted another show after that pioneering work, he kept busy as a comic on TV, nightclubs and on stage and as an actor in TV and Film.
Jack Chakrin was born in the Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn into a Jewish family. He served in the Army in World War II and then set out on his long, varied career.
He made more than thirty movies, including a co-starring role in Elvis Presley's "Viva Las Vegas", in which he played himself.
He also starred on Broadway, Like "Mr. Wonderful" with Sammy Davis Junior.
But it's as a wise cracking comic that he's best remembered, with numerous appearances on the Ed Sullivan show and with Bob Hope and Judy Garland.
He had his own comedy show on NBC in 1950.
Four days past his 93rd birthday, Jack Carter died of respiratory failure at his home in Beverly Hills, California.
Survivors included wife Roxanne, whom he married in 1971, divorced in 1977 and remarried in 1992. He had two sons, Michael (from his marriage to Paula Stewart), Chase Carter and daughter Wendy Carter, along with two grandchildren.