“Forgotten Hollywood”- Aba Daba…

Posted on January 31, 2022 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Carleton Carpenter Jr was a movie, television and stage actor. He gained fame when teamed in 1950 with Debbie Reynolds in Three Little Words and Two Weeks with Love. Their duet, Aba Daba Honeymoon,  was the initial soundtrack recording to become a top-of-the-chart gold record, reaching #3 on the Billboard charts.


“`Born in Vermont, Carpenter served as a Seabee during World War II. He helped build the airstrip from which the Enola Gay took off for a fateful flight to Hiroshima. After leaving the military, he began his performing career as a magician and an actor on Broadway.

“`Carpenter signed with MGM in 1950, where he made eight movies in three years including the popular Father of the Bride and Summer Stock. He composed Ev’ry Other Day, which he recorded for MGM Records and sang on screen in The Whistle at Eaton Falls. He wrote material for Reynolds, Kaye Ballard, Marlene Dietrich, and Hermione Gingold, and developed scripts for movies and television, as well.

“`The actor received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 from Cinecon and Reynolds was there to present him with the accolade.

“`Carleton Carpenter Jr. was ninety-five.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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