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Manitoba History No. 89
Manitoba
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No. 89

War Memorials in Manitoba
War
Memorials
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old
Elevator

Abandoned Manitoba
Abandoned
Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans
Memorable
Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: Jack Carson (1910-1963)

Actor.

Born in Carman, Manitoba, he later moved to Milwaukee and attended Carleton College (Minnesota). He began his film career as a comic, shifted to playing sinister villains, and finally became best-known as a Hollywood comedian. He was cast in a series of “second banana” roles, usually as the hero’s buddy. He made over 70 films, including Mildred Pierce (1945) and A Star is Born (1954). In 1950 he co-hosted (with George Formby) the relief benefit concert for Manitoba flood victims held in May at Maple Leaf Gardens and broadcast to a network of nearly 600 stations around the world.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

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