Carolyn Craig

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Carolyn Craig
Sebastian Cabot Doug McClure Carolyn Craig Checkmate 1962.JPG
Sebastian Cabot, Carolyn Craig, and Doug McClure in Checkmate (1962)
Born Adele Ruth Crago
(1934-10-27)October 27, 1934
Long Island, New York, USA
Died December 12, 1970(1970-12-12) (aged 36)
Culver City, California
Cause of death Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) Charles E. Graham (1957-1961) (divorced) 1 child
Arthur Bryden (?-1970) (divorced) 1 child

Carolyn Craig (October 27, 1934 – December 12, 1970) was an American actress who was best known for her performance as Nora Manning in William Castle's 1959 shocker House on Haunted Hill.


Her film credits include a supporting performance in Giant (1956) as Lacey Lynnton, and a lead role in the 1957 film noir Portland Exposé, as Ruth Madison. She was also the second female lead in the 1958 Western Apache Territory.

Sometimes billed as Caroline Craig, she also made numerous guest appearances on television, including a recurring role on the ABC soap opera, General Hospital. Craig made a guest appearance on the fourth episode of the CBS television series Perry Mason; she played Helen Waters in "The Case of the Drowning Duck".

On April 8, 1958, Craig was cast as Edna Granger, a young woman with an unrequited romantic interest in deputy Marshal Wyatt Earp in the ABC/Desilu western series, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp. The episode in which she appears, "County Seat War", focuses on an underhanded attempt by Fort Dodge to wrest the designation of county seat of Ford County, Kansas, from Dodge City, after it is revealed that the United States Army will abandon the fort.[1]

On April 9, 1962, Craig was cast in the episode "The Fortune Hunter" of NBC's western series, Laramie, in the role of Kitty McAllen, a young woman being pursued by a suave but nefarious suitor, the gunfighter Vince Jackson (Ray Danton). Parley Baer is cast in the segment as Kitty's wealthy father, Fred McAllen, from whom Jackson expects to extort money once he has married Kitty. However, series character Slim Sherman, played by John Smith, also has an interest in Kitty, who using Vince's interest in her as a ruse to make Slim jealous. Ultimately, Kitty leaves Laramie to attend college.[2]

Personal life[edit]

From 1957 to 1961, Craig was married to Charles E. Graham and gave birth to a son in 1959. After her divorce from Graham, she was married to Arthur Bryden until April 1970.


Carolyn Craig died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound[3] on December 12, 1970, in Culver City, California.



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