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Jack Carter Dead: Comedian & Actor Sadly Dies At 93

Tue, June 30, 2015 8:04am EDT by Add first Comment
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So sad. Comedian Jack Carter died at his home in Beverly Hills on June 28 from respiratory failure. He was 93 years old.

The world lost a funny man on June 28. Jack Carter, a comedian who hosted his own show for three years, appeared on Broadway and made many memorable television appearances, died of respiratory failure just four days after his 93rd birthday. He passed peacefully at his home in Beverly Hills, a spokesperson confirms.

Jack rose to fame by appearing on Milton Bearle’s Texaco Star Theatre shows. After that, he hosted TV variety program Cavalcade of Stars for two years, before landing his own NBC show, The Jack Carter Show, which lasted here years. The late actor also has several Broadway and credits, and even hosted the first televised Tony Awards in 1956.

The comedian was often seen on television throughout his long career, including dozens of appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show and other comedy talk shows. Additionally, he appeared on scripted shows, like 7th Heaven, New Girl, Desperate Housewives, Shameless and many, many more. Jack did stand-up comedy, as well, performing in clubs in Las Vegas, New York City and more, and even did some directing.

Jack was married to Paula Stewart from 1961-1970, and after their divorce, he got together with Roxanne Stone, who he married in 1971. Thecouple divorced in 1977, but remarried in 1992, and were still together at the time of his death. Jack is survived by Roxanne, sons Michael (from his marriage to Paula) and Chase, and daughter, Wendy, as well as two grandchildren.

Our thoughts are with Jack’s surviving family during this sad time. His memory will certainly live on.

— Alyssa Norwin