"Welcome to The McCain Ranch"
Carleton Carpenter ― Then & Now
Born July 10, 1926 in Bennington, Vermont
This picture us from the
Cinecon 48 Career Achievement Award banquet held on September 2,
This award was also presented to actress Phyllis Coates, Samantha Eggar
and Carleton Carpenter
and writer/director Richard L. Bare.
FYI - George is 88.
Carleton Carpenter as George Collins
talking about The Coward and George Collins the other week on the messageboard, I decided to write to him, hoping he would write back.
Well he did! I got his letter yesterday.
I had sent Carp a copy of the episode that is on the ranch/website of The Coward.
This is what he calls a script.
March 3, 2014
Quote: I was in New York City working on a pic called
“B’way’s Golden Years.” (Then the snow came. I was, I thought, gonna die with a
shovel in my hand)
I got a kick out of the script. I didn’t have a clue
about “George”. I remembered doing an episode and meeting the ex-footballer. And
the young kid. But that’s about it. I know it was a popular show. So many guys
say “Hey I saw you on “The Rifleman.” I’ve done nearly 250 TV shows – most, well
a lot before the “T” went into ‘AFRA’ (Am Fed. (union) actors).
Several historical things like the first sponsored NBC show (by U.S. Rubber
called “Campus Hoop-La”. Also on the show doing cheerleaders were Peggy Lobin
and Eva Maria Saint. They sang “Keds are keen, Keds are a neat, Keds are great
for the family feet, wear ‘em”. Did the first (on location) show for NBC “Square
Dance” I am em-ceded. (emcee). But back to “The Rifleman”. Love having the
script and pics. What a love you are.
a computer (still tin can and strings) but my neighbors, four wonderful families
– will be able to hook watch together.
I had asked him about some piddlin' stuff for
As you say piddlin’ stuff..... Yesterday [March 2nd] (Oscar Night) exactly at 8:40
pm (that’s was when the evening show was to start) at the Playhouse Theatre on B’way & 48th
St., 1944, the curtain rose on an empty campus bedroom with two beds. I entered
from upstage center wearing just boxer shorts and a towel dangling from my neck.
I looked towards stage left window, stepped over bed, (with my long legs) then
the 2nd and spoke the first of the play “Bright Boy” I was 17 and that was 70
years to the minute. Been working steady ever since, U.S. Navy Seabee,
Battalions 38 Tinian in the Marianna Islands WWII. We built the runway that Enola
Gay took off from to end the war.
Thanks again, so very much, Margie. I really will treasure the script and the
pictures, I was a fan of Chuck, and Johnny.
Let’s all vote no to snow!
I send you my love,
Have you ever been watching TV or a movie and wondered who is that guy?
around The McCain Ranch