Jack Carter Dead: Comedian, Broadway Star Dies From Respiratory Failure at 93

Jack Carter, a Broadway star and comedian best known for his appearances on Broadway and The Ed Sullivan Show, died on Sunday, June 28, at age 93. Credit: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Jack Carter, a Broadway star and comedian best known for his appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show, died on Sunday, June 28, from respiratory failure in his Beverly Hills home. He was 93.

Carter's career spanned beyond seven decades, with the comic even hosting his own namesake variety show, which aired for three years in the early 1950s. He also made more than 50 guest appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show, as well as other comedy programs including The Andy Williams Show and The Jackie Gleason Show.

In addition to comedy, Carter also appeared on Broadway, even hosting the first-ever televised Tony Awards in 1956. His credits include Mr. Wonderful, Call Me Mister, and Top Banana. Other theater credits included Oliver!, Sugar, The Odd Couple, and more.

Not one to remain only in front of the camera, the Emmy nominated actor also directed Here's Lucy, a CBS comedy with Lucille Ball, and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He is survived by his wife nearly 45 years, Roxanne, his kids Michael, Vicki, Chase, and Wendy, and several grandkids.

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