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August 15, 2011
Fred Allen As a young man, Carter was given a boost to his career by famed comedian Allen, who put him on his popular radio show. Sammy Davis Jr. Carter appeared opposite Davis in the 1956 Broadway musical "Mr. Wonderful," which ran for 383 performances. Elvis Presley Carter plays himself opposite the King and Ann-Margret in the spirited 1964 musical comedy "Viva Las Vegas. "
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August 15, 2011
Fred Allen As a young man, Carter was given a boost to his career by famed comedian Allen, who put him on his popular radio show. Sammy Davis Jr. Carter appeared opposite Davis in the 1956 Broadway musical "Mr. Wonderful," which ran for 383 performances. Elvis Presley Carter plays himself opposite the King and Ann-Margret in the spirited 1964 musical comedy "Viva Las Vegas. "
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August 15, 2011 | Susan King
Younger audiences probably know Jack Carter best for his guest starring roles on everything from "Desperate Housewives" to Disney Channel's "iCarly. " But for baby boomers, Carter will always be the brash, antic, Brooklyn-born comedian who was a mimic as well as a singer and dancer. Just as the other comics who came to fame after World War II such as Jan Murray, Shecky Greene, Jack E. Leonard and Totie Fields, Carter was a mainstay in clubs and practically every musical variety show on TV. In fact, he said proudly, he made 45 appearances on "The Ed Sullivan Show.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 15, 2011 | Susan King
Younger audiences probably know Jack Carter best for his guest starring roles on everything from "Desperate Housewives" to Disney Channel's "iCarly. " But for baby boomers, Carter will always be the brash, antic, Brooklyn-born comedian who was a mimic as well as a singer and dancer. Just as the other comics who came to fame after World War II such as Jan Murray, Shecky Greene, Jack E. Leonard and Totie Fields, Carter was a mainstay in clubs and practically every musical variety show on TV. In fact, he said proudly, he made 45 appearances on "The Ed Sullivan Show.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 5, 1990 | DANIEL CERONE, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Jack Carter Accused of Shoplifting: Comedian Jack Carter was arrested for shoplifting at the Westside Pavilion four days before Christmas, authorities revealed this week. Carter said the incident involved a longstanding dispute with a security guard and said he planned to take legal action. According to Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Stan Embry, Carter was detained by security guards as he stepped from the Nordstrom store.
NEWS
November 15, 1993 | KEVIN ALLMAN
The Scene: Thursday night at Tatou in Beverly Hills, where guests gathered after the West Coast premiere of "Guys and Dolls." Nikki Haskell and Gary Pudney organized the celebration, which honored the show's leading lady, Lorna Luft. The musical runs at the Pantages Theatre through Dec. 12. The Buzz: Mass chaos at the door led to raw nerves. As guests tired of waiting behind the ropes outside in the cold, the scene rapidly got ugly.
NEWS
October 28, 1992 | BRIDGET BYRNE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"I know you heard it before, but it works," Dinah Shore said in response to the laughter that greeted her telling of an old joke. It was that sort of an evening: The old jokes still seemed funny, the old melodies still sounded romantic and everyone was happy to admit just how long they'd all known each other. Shore was emcee Friday night as the Society of Singers honored Tony Martin with its third "Ella Lifetime Achievement Award."
NEWS
January 4, 1990
Jack Carter, a retired manufacturer's representative, has been elected president of the North Beverly-Franklin Canyon Homeowners Assn., which covers an area west of Coldwater Canyon and north of Beverly Hills. Major issues facing the neighborhood include a proposed development of large homes on a ridgeline next to a parcel of federally owned parkland. Fire hazards and traffic are also a problem, Carter said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1997
More than 4,000 people are expected to be served lunch today at the Los Angeles Mission's annual Easter meal on 5th Street on skid row. Hundreds of volunteers will serve ham, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls and apple pie from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Servers will include celebrities such as Dyan Cannon, Jayne Meadows Allen, Justine Bateman, Jack Carter, Gary Coleman, Jeff Conaway, Ray Conniff, Sandra Dee, Earl Holliman, Rose Marie and Jean Smart.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 8, 1988
The 40th anniversary of Milton Berle's debut as host of "Texaco Star Theater" (June 8, 1948, on NBC) will be marked at a salute tonight at 8 at the Bing Theater of the County Museum of Art. His association with the program led to his tag of "Mr. Television." The salute will include clips from Berle's career along with tributes from Red Buttons, Jack Carter, Dina Merrill, Arnold Stang and Pat Weaver, among others.
NEWS
November 15, 1993 | KEVIN ALLMAN
The Scene: Thursday night at Tatou in Beverly Hills, where guests gathered after the West Coast premiere of "Guys and Dolls." Nikki Haskell and Gary Pudney organized the celebration, which honored the show's leading lady, Lorna Luft. The musical runs at the Pantages Theatre through Dec. 12. The Buzz: Mass chaos at the door led to raw nerves. As guests tired of waiting behind the ropes outside in the cold, the scene rapidly got ugly.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 5, 1990 | DANIEL CERONE, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Jack Carter Accused of Shoplifting: Comedian Jack Carter was arrested for shoplifting at the Westside Pavilion four days before Christmas, authorities revealed this week. Carter said the incident involved a longstanding dispute with a security guard and said he planned to take legal action. According to Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Stan Embry, Carter was detained by security guards as he stepped from the Nordstrom store.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 27, 1992
In last Sunday's article on comedians by Lawrence Christon ("Saturday-Night Lives"), my remark "Look at Marty Short--a disaster" could be misinterpreted. Nothing could be further from the truth. I have always thought that Short is one of the most talented and special actor-comedians of the modern crop. I've loved him since "SCTV," when he did Jackie Rogers, the conglomeration of all Vegas headliners. I was referring to the plethora of films these new guys--John Candy, Rick Moranis et al.--are thrown into in such rapid succession that are often disasters and injurious to their careers.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 20, 1997
Tom Snyder, Shirley Jones and Ed Asner are scheduled to be on hand for the 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Gala of the Jr. Philharmonic Orchestra of California on May 28 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. The event's scheduled co-hosts include Roy Firestone, Marty Ingels, Ken Minyard, Terry Murphy, Avery Schreiber, Wil Shriner and Connie Stevens.
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