Sunday, November 6, 2016

RIP John Carson

John Carson died peacefully on November 5th 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa. He was 89. The well-known actor, loving husband, and a wonderful father and grandfather; will be greatly missed by his family, and the many people whose lives he touched.
Carson was born on February 28, 1927 in Colombo, Ceylon and was an English actor known for his appearances in film and television. Making his film debut in 1947, he carved out a career appearing in low-budget British films such as “Seven Keys” (1961), “Smokescreen” (1964) and “Master Spy” (1964). His saturnine looks and sinister voice (sometimes compared with James Mason) led to him starring in a number of horror films including “The Night Caller” (1965), “The Plague of the Zombies” (1965), “The Man Who Haunted Himself” (1970), “Taste the Blood of Dracula” (1970) and “Captain Kronos – Vampire Hunter” (1972). His only Euro-western appearance was in an uncredited role in Ramsbottom Rides Again (1956).

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