Carol Wayne - biography

Actor from United States of America

Carol Wayne (September 6, 1942 – January 13, 1985) was an American television and film actress. She was best known for her many appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson as the Matinée Lady. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Wayne began her show business career as a teenage figure skater in the Ice Capades along with her younger sister Nina Wayne (born September 18, 1943). The Wayne Sisters later became showgirls of the Folies Bergère at the Tropicana Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Carol followed Nina to Hollywood in the mid 1960s and the sisters began appearing in TV shows of the era. While Wayne did television guest shots on I Spy (as the title character in the episode "Trouble With Temple"), Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie (as dim-witted starlet "Bootsie Nightingale"), Love American Style, Emergency! and The Fall Guy, she also appeared in many sketches on The Red Skelton Show. She gained her greatest fame for 100-plus appearances (1971–1982) as the buxom Matinée Lady on The Tonight Show in Johnny Carson's popular Art Fern's Tea Time Movie sketches. After her death, Carson kept the Art Fern character off the air for most of the next year. He eventually hired Danuta Wesley and  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1942-09-06
Place of birth
Chicago
Nationality
United States of America
Children
Alex Feinstein
Siblings
Nina Wayne
Profession
Actor

Performances

Year Performance Character
1984 Surf II Mrs. O'Finlay
1982 Savannah Smiles
1981 Joe Dancer: The Big Black Pill

Death

Date of death
1985-01-13
Cause of death
Drowning
Place of death
Manzanillo

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