Jeannie Carson

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Jeannie Carson
Born Jean Shufflebottom
(1928-05-23) 23 May 1928 (age 87)
Pudsey, Yorkshire
Nationality English
Other names Jean Carson
Occupation Actress
Years active 1948-1970
Spouse(s) Bill Redmond
Biff McGuire (m. 1960)

Jeannie Carson (born 23 May 1928) is a retired English-born comedienne and actress.[1] She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Early life[edit]

Carson was born Jean Shufflebottom in Pudsey, Yorkshire.[2]

In her early British films, she performed under the name Jean Carson, but later changed her given name to "Jeannie" to avoid confusion with the similarly named American actress Jean Carson.[2] Carson became an over-night star in Love From Judy, a musical by Hugh Martin and Jack Gray, and produced by Emile Littler, that played at the Saville Theatre in London from 1952 to 1953.

In 1956, Carson starred in her own series Hey, Jeannie!, which aired on CBS. The series lasted one season before being canceled in 1957.

Personal life[edit]

In 1960, Carson married her second husband, actor Biff McGuire,[2] while both were starring in the Broadway revival of Finian's Rainbow. The couple toured together in 1961 in Camelot, with McGuire as King Arthur and Carson as Guenevere. Later, they performed at the Seattle Repertory for fifteen years, often together. McGuire and Carson live in Los Angeles.


Broadway appearances[edit]


  1. ^ "Jean Carson". Unsung Heroines. Retrieved 3 February 2008. 
  2. ^ a b c "British Film Institute Film & TV Database". Retrieved 22 December 2008. 

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