Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA
Claim to Fame
Baby Doll, Harlow
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Her father was a traveling salesman. She attended community college for a year, then worked as a dancer and magician`s assistant. After a brief marriage she had a small part in Easy to Love (1953), did TV commercials and had a bit part on Broadway. She studied at Actors Studio and was married to director Jack Garfein (one daughter, Blanche Baker). Warner Brothers, sensing a future Marilyn Monroe, cast her in Giant (1956), Baby Doll (1956) - Oscar nomination for her thumb-sucking role - The Carpetbaggers (1964), and the title role in Harlow (1965/I). Moving to Italy, she made films there, Spain, Germany, Mexico and England. After returning to American films, she married Donald Burton in 1982.
Couple Profile Source
St. Petersburg Jr. College
Full Name at Birth
William V. Baker
Magician's Assistant, Actress
Carroll Baker (born May 28, 1931) is an American film, stage, and television actress. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Baker's range of roles from naive ingenues to brash and flamboyant women established her as both a serious dramatic actress and a blonde bombshell. While performing on Broadway in 1954, she was recruited by director Elia Kazan to play the lead in Tennessee Williams's Baby Doll (1956). Her role in the film as a sexually-repressed Southern bride lent Baker overnight notoriety and earned her BAFTA and Academy Award nominations for Best Actress, as well as a Golden Globe award for Most Promising Newcomer that year.
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Abrams Artists Agency L.A.
Platinum blonde hair, Voluptuous figure
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Wiki Bio Text
==Carroll Baker== Actress - ===Born=== May 28, 1931 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA
===Birth Name=== Karolina Piekarski
===Height=== 5' 5" (1.65 m)
===Mini Bio (1)=== Carroll Baker was born Karolina Piekarski on May 28, 1931 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, the daughter of a traveling salesman. She attended community college for a year and then worked as a dancer and magician's assistant. After a brief marriage, she had a small part in [[Easy to Love]] (1953), did TV commercials, and had a bit part on Broadway. She studied at the Actors Studio and was married to director [[Jack Garfein]] (one daughter, [[Blanche Baker]]). Warner Brothers, sensing a future Marilyn Monroe, cast her in [[Giant]] (1956), [[Baby Doll]] (1956) (Oscar nomination for her thumb-sucking role), [[The Carpetbaggers]] (1964) and [[Harlow]] (1965) (title role). Moving to Italy, she made films there and in England, Germany, Mexico and Spain . After returning to American films, she married [[Donald Burton]] in 1982 and resided in Hampstead, London in the 1980s. They remained together until Burton's death from emphysema in their home in Cathedral City, California in 2007.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Ed Stephan
[[Donald Burton]] (10 March 1982 - 8 December 2007) (his death)
[[Jack Garfein]] (3 January 1955 - 13 August 1969) (divorced) (2 children)
Louie Ritter (January 1953 - 1953) (divorced)
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