Richard Carlson in Creature From the... | 1954

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Richard Carlson in Creature From the Black Lagoon | 1954

Starring: Richard Carlson, Julie Adams and Richard Denning
Directed by: Jack Arnold
About this actor

Richard Carlson (April 29, 1912 - November 25, 1977) was an American actor, television and film director, and screenwriter. Born in Albert Lea, Minnesota, Carlson graduated from the University of Minnesota with an M.A. degree, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa. He later appeared on the Broadway stage in the 1930s after studying and teaching drama in Minnesota. His first film role was in the 1938 David O. Selznick comedy The Young in Heart. He worked as a freelance actor, appearing in many different film studio works, beginning in 1939 when he moved to California. Before the war, he appeared mostly in comedies and dramas, including The Little Foxes and Too Many Girls with Lucille Ball in 1940. Like many actors, Carlson served in World War II, interrupting his acting career. After returning he found it difficult to win new roles, and his future in Hollywood remained in doubt until 1948. In that year, Carlson was cast in two low-budget film noir releases, Behind Locked Doors and The...