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Ben Carter (actor)

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Cause of death  Heart attack
Role  Actor
Name  Ben Carter

Years active  1934-1946
Occupation  Actor, casting agent
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Born  February 10, 1910 (1910-02-10) Fairfield, Iowa, U.S.
Died  December 12, 1946, New York City, New York, United States
Movies  The Scarlet Clue, Dark Alibi, Crash Dive, Dressed to Kill, Tin Pan Alley
Similar People  Phil Rosen, Archie Mayo, Phil Karlson, Leslie Goodwins, Walter Lang

Music director  Kentucky Blue Streak

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Ben Carter (February 10, 1910/1911/1907 – December 12, 1946) was an American actor and casting agent. He appeared in numerous Hollywood feature films including The Harvey Girls, Dixie Jamboree, and Born to Sing.


Early life

Carter was born in Fairfield, Iowa. His father was a barber and his mother was a housemaid. He graduated from high school in Aurora, Illinois.


Carter headed to Los Angeles to work in movies. As a booking agent he focused on African American performers in New York City and Los Angeles. He was one of the first African American performers to land a seven-year contract at 20th Century-Fox. He opened his agency office in 1935.

Carter appeared in Gone With the Wind (1939) as well as casting all the other African American actors and actresses in it, Maryland (1940) and Tin Pan Alley (1940). Carter often performed in comic roles and in scenes which allowed him to display his singing ability such as in The Harvey Girls (1946) and A Day at the Races (1937). Among his most prominent roles were in the Charlie Chan movies The Scarlet Clue (1945) and Dark Alibi (1946).

Personal life

Carter was a member of the Hollywood Victory Committee and was a civil rights activist.

He resided at 2133 S. Harvard Blvd. in Sugar Hill (now "West Adams"), Los Angeles, California, in 1942.

Carter suffered from diphtheria. He died in December 12, 1946 in New York City.


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