October 5, 1886
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Died||July 20, 1977
Los Angeles, California, United States
|Resting place||Forest Lawn Memorial Park|
|Occupation||Actor, director and writer|
|Spouse(s)||Flora Parker DeHaven|
Carter DeHaven (born Francis O'Callaghan, October 5, 1886 – July 20, 1977) was an American movie and stage actor, movie director, and writer.
DeHaven started his career in vaudeville and started acting in movies in 1915. He regularly starred in comedy shorts up until 1923. While working for Paramount in 1920, some of these were directed by Charley Chase.
A 1927 short, Character Studies, purports to display DeHaven's quick-change abilities, as he transforms himself in seconds into the spit and image of various major film stars of the era: Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, Douglas Fairbanks, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle and 13-year-old Jackie Coogan. This was the only film in which Keaton and Lloyd appeared together and also marked Keaton's last film appearance with Arbuckle, his former partner.
DeHaven went on to work with Charlie Chaplin, as assistant director on Modern Times (1936) and assistant producer for The Great Dictator (1940). In the latter film, he also played the Bacterian Ambassador.
In the 1959-60 season, Carter DeHaven appeared four times in various roles and his daughter Gloria DeHaven once, as Rosemary Blaker in the episode "Love Affair", of the CBS western television series, Johnny Ringo, starring Don Durant. At this time he also guest starred on the ABC sitcom, The Donna Reed Show in the role of Fred Miller in "It Only Hurts When I Laugh".
Personal life and death
He was married to actress Flora Parker DeHaven. They would often be paired together in films such as The College Orphan (1915) and Twin Beds (1920). Their daughter, actress Gloria DeHaven, made her first screen appearance in Modern Times. Both Carter and Gloria DeHaven have their own stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- From Broadway to a Throne (1916)
- Their Day of Rest (1919)
- Am I Dreaming? (1920)
- Twin Beds (1920)
- The Thoroughbred (1925)
- The Great Dictator (1940)
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