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John Carroll

John Carroll (July 17, 1906 – April 24, 1979) was an American actor and singer. He was born Julian Lafaye in New Orleans, Louisiana. Carroll performed in several small roles in films under his original name until 1935, when he first used the name John Carroll in Hi, Gaucho! He appeared in several Western films in the 1930s, including the role of Zorro in Zorro Rides Again in 1937. He was the male lead in the Marx Brothers' Western comedy Go West in 1940. Probably his best known role was as Woody Jason in the 1942 movie Flying Tigers with John Wayne. He was also notable as a Cajun soldier, aptly nicknamed "Wolf", in the 1945 comedy A Letter for Evie. He interrupted his movie career during World War II and served as a U.S. Army Air Corps pilot in North Africa. He broke his back in a crash. He recovered and resumed his acting career. John Carroll was a well-established actor and his wife Lucille was a casting director at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). In 1948, the famous movie actress Marilyn Monroe moved into their house. They helped support her emotionally and financially during her difficult transition period. Their support was essential in her success as an actress. Carroll worked steadily through the mid-1950s, but his career began to fade in the latter half of the decade. He did play a memorable role in the 1957 Budd Boetticher western Decision at Sundown as Tate Kimbrough, the evil nemesis of Randolph Scott's character. His last role was in Ride in a Pink Car in 1974.

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Jul 17, 1906 In New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Marianne 1929-08-24
Latest Project:
Movie The Other Side of the Wind 2018-11-02
Known For
Poster of The Other Side of the Wind
Poster of A Boy Called Nuthin’
Poster of Cavalcade of the Academy Awards
Poster of Muss 'em Up
Movie The Other Side of the Wind Lou Martin 2018-11-02
Movie Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage Himself (archive footage) 1983-02-25
Movie Ride in a Pink Car Mr. Henry 1974-06-21
Movie A Boy Called Nuthin’ Sagebrush 1967-12-10
Movie The Big Parade of Comedy Unknown 1964-09-02
Movie Plunderers of Painted Flats Clint Jones 1959-01-23
Movie Decision at Sundown Tate Kimbrough 1957-11-10
Movie The Reluctant Bride Jeff Longstreet 1955-08-01
Movie Geraldine Grant Sanborn 1954-01-26
Movie The Farmer Takes a Wife Jotham Klore 1953-06-12
Movie Belle Le Grand John Kilton 1951-01-27
Movie Surrender Gregg Delaney 1950-09-15
Movie The Avengers Don Careless / Francisco Suarez 1950-06-10
Movie Hit Parade of 1951 Unknown 1950-10-15
Movie Old Los Angeles Johnny Morrell 1948-04-24
Movie I, Jane Doe Stephen Curtis 1948-05-25
Movie Angel in Exile Charlie Dakin 1948-10-20
Movie Wyoming Glenn Forrester 1947-07-28
Movie Fiesta Jose 'Pepe' Ortega 1947-06-12
Movie Hollywood Wonderland Actor in Canoe (clip from "Swingtime in the Movies", 1938) (uncredited) 1947-08-09
Movie The Fabulous Texan John Wesley Baker 1947-11-09
Movie The Flame George MacAllister 1947-11-24
Movie A Letter for Evie Edgar 'Wolf' Larson 1946-01-28
Movie Her Favorite Patient Morgan Hale 1945-06-22
Movie Hit Parade of 1943 Rick Farrell 1943-03-26
Movie The Youngest Profession John Carroll 1943-02-26
Movie Rio Rita Ricardo Montera 1942-03-11
Movie Pierre of the Plains Pierre 1942-07-29
Movie Flying Tigers Woodrow 'Woody' Jason 1942-10-08
Movie This Woman Is Mine Ovide de Montigny 1941-08-22
Movie Sunny Larry Warren 1941-05-30
Movie Lady Be Good Buddy Crawford 1941-09-18
Movie Susan and God Clyde Rochester 1940-06-07
Movie Congo Maisie Dr. Michael Shane 1940-01-19
Movie Phantom Raiders John Ramsell Jr. 1940-06-07
Movie Cavalcade of the Academy Awards Himself 1940-07-31
Movie Go West Terry Turner 1940-12-06
Movie Hired Wife Jose de Briganza 1940-09-13
Movie Only Angels Have Wings Gent Shelton 1939-05-15
Movie Rhumba Rhythm at the Hollywood La Conga Himself (uncredited) 1939-09-02
Movie Wolf Call Michael Vance 1939-05-22
Movie Rose of the Rio Grande El Gato 1938-03-15
Movie Swingtime in the Movies Rick Arden 1938-12-24
Movie I Am a Criminal Brad McArthur 1938-12-07
Movie We Who Are About to Die Joe Donahue 1937-01-08
Movie Zorro Rides Again James Vega/Zorro 1937-11-20
Movie Murder on a Bridle Path Latigo Wells 1936-04-17
Movie Muss 'em Up Gene Leland 1936-02-13
Movie The Accusing Finger Dominic 1936-11-17
Movie Pilot X Jerry Blackwood 1936-12-01
Movie Hi, Gaucho! Lucio Bolario 1935-10-10
Movie Monte Carlo Wedding Guest Officer (uncredited) 1930-08-27
Movie New Moon Russian Soldier on Ship 1930-12-25
Movie Doughboys Doughboy in Elmer's Squad (uncredited) 1930-08-30
Movie Marianne Doughboy (uncredited) 1929-08-24
Movie Devil-May-Care Bonapartist 1929-12-27