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Date Of BirthJanuary 8, 1735
SpouseBrenda Wehle
FactStudied opera in Italy and drove racing cars before turning to acting.

John Carroll (bishop) was born on January 8, 1735, in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, to Daniel Carroll and Eleanor Darnall Carroll. He was the eldest of eight children. His father was a wealthy planter and his mother was the daughter of a wealthy landowner. Carroll was educated at home by tutors and then sent to England for his higher education. He attended the Jesuit college at St. Omer’s and then the College of St. Ignatius in Rome. He was ordained a priest in 1769.

Carroll returned to Maryland in 1774 and became the first Catholic priest to be ordained in the United States. He served as a chaplain to the Continental Army during the American Revolution. In 1789, he was appointed as the first bishop of the newly created Diocese of Baltimore. He oversaw the construction of the first Catholic cathedral in the United States, the Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. He also helped establish Georgetown University, the first Catholic university in the United States.

Carroll died on December 3, 1815, in Baltimore, Maryland. He is buried in the crypt of the Basilica of the Assumption.

John Carroll was a wealthy man, owning several plantations and slaves. His net worth at the time of his death was estimated to be $800,000 (equivalent to $16 million in 2020). He was never married and had no children.

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Date Of BirthJanuary 8, 1735
Place Of BirthUpper Marlboro, Maryland, United States
Height1.91 m


SpouseBrenda Wehle
SiblingsDaniel Carroll


Music GroupsStarland Vocal Band
MoviesFlying Tigers, Zorro Rides Again, Decision at Sundown, Go West, Only Angels Have Wings, Lady Be Good, Susan and God, A Letter for Evie, Fiesta, Congo Maisie, Bedside Manner, Rio Rita, The Youngest Profession, Belle Le Grand, Angel in Exile, Hit Parade of 1943, The Fabulous Texan, This Woman Is Mine,...
TV ShowsDo No Harm, Body of Proof, K-Ville, Close to Home, Carnivàle, The Drew Carey Show, The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire, Channel Zero

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1Studied opera in Italy and drove racing cars before turning to acting.
2First actor, in 1956, to be paid a percentage of his film's gross.
3In the late '50s and '60s he was involved in several legal controversies. In 1959, he agreed to pay a settlement of $176,000 to an 81 year old widow who alleged he had romanced her out of her fortune. In 1965, he gave up a position on the Louisiana Tourist Development Commission amid allegations of improprieties.
4As did so many other actors, he interrupted his movie career during WWII. He served as an Air Force pilot in North Africa. He broke his back in a crash.
5He was a friend of Erroll Flynn and gained a reputation as an adventurous playboy, even joining Flynn in a trip in which they lived with Fidel Castro in Cuba's Sierra Maestra.
6Father of Julianna Benito
7His cousin, Rayel "Jack" LaFaye is the grandfather of filmmaker Troy Antoine LaFaye.




The Other Side of the Wind2016post-production
Ride in a Pink Car1974Mr. Henry
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1967TV SeriesSagebrush
Hondo1967TV SeriesBuckeye Jack Smith
Plunderers of Painted Flats1959Clint Jones
Decision at Sundown1957Tate Kimbrough
Two Grooms for a Bride1955Jeff Longstreet
Geraldine1953Grant Sanborn
The Farmer Takes a Wife1953Jotham Klore
Belle Le Grand1951John Kilton
Hit Parade of 19511950Joe Blake / Eddie Paul
Surrender1950Gregg Delaney
The Avengers1950Don Careless / Francisco Suarez
Angel in Exile1948Charlie Dakin
I, Jane Doe1948Stephen Curtis
Old Los Angeles1948Johnny Morrell
The Flame1947George MacAllister
The Fabulous Texan1947John Wesley Baker
Wyoming1947Glenn Forrester
Fiesta1947Jose 'Pepe' Ortega
A Letter for Evie1946Edgar 'Wolf' Larson
Bedside Manner1945Morgan Hale
Hit Parade of 19431943Rick Farrell
The Youngest Profession1943Dr. Hercules
Flying Tigers1942Woody Jason
Pierre of the Plains1942Pierre
Rio Rita1942Ricardo Montera
Lady Be Good1941Buddy Crawford
This Woman Is Mine1941Ovide de Montigny
Sunny1941Larry Warren
Go West1940Terry Turner
Hired Wife1940Jose de Briganza
Phantom Raiders1940John Ramsell, Jr
Susan and God1940Clyde
Congo Maisie1940Dr. Michael Shane
Wolf Call1939Michael 'Mike' Vance
Only Angels Have Wings1939Gent Shelton
Swingtime in the Movies1938ShortRick Arden
I Am a Criminal1938Brad McArthur
Rose of the Rio Grande1938El Gato
Zorro Rides Again1937James Vega
We Who Are About to Die1937Joe Donahue
Death in the Air1936Jerry Blackwood
The Accusing Finger1936Dominic (uncredited)
Murder on a Bridle Path1936Latigo Wells
Muss 'em Up1936Gene Leland
Hi, Gaucho!1935Lucio Bolario
New Moon1930Russian Soldier on Ship (uncredited)
Doughboys1930Doughboy in Elmer's Squad (uncredited)
Monte Carlo1930Wedding Guest Officer (uncredited)
The Rogue Song1930Bandit (uncredited)
Devil-May-Care1929Bonapartist (uncredited)
Marianne1929/IDoughboy (uncredited)


Zorro Rides Again1959performer: "Zorro Rides Again"
Geraldine1953performer: "Geraldine", "Along the Colorado Trail", "Black is the Color", "The Foggy, Foggy Dew"
The Farmer Takes a Wife1953performer: "On the Erie Canal" 1953, "We're Doing It for the Natives of Jamaica" 1953 - uncredited
Surrender1950performer: "Surrender" / writer: "Surrender"
Hollywood Wonderland1947Short performer: "Drifting on the Rio Grande" - uncredited
Hit Parade of 19431943performer: "Change of Heart" - uncredited
Pierre of the Plains1942performer: "Saskatchewan", "Sweethearts"
Rio Rita1942performer: "Rio Rita" 1927, "The Ranger's Song" 1927, "Long Before You Came Along" 1942
Lady Be Good1941performer: "Your Words and My Music" 1941, "Oh, Lady Be Good!" 1924 - uncredited
Sunny1941performer: "D'ye Love Me?", "Who?"
Go West1940performer: "Ridin' the Range" 1940
Wolf Call1939performer: "Sing a Song of Sixpence", "Love Call"
Only Angels Have Wings1939performer: "Some of These Days" 1910 - uncredited
Swingtime in the Movies1938Short performer: "Drifting on the Rio Grande", "Look Out for Love" - uncredited
Rose of the Rio Grande1938performer: "Ride, Amigos, Ride", "Song of the Rose", "What Care I?"
Hi, Gaucho!1935performer: "Song of the Open Road" 1935, "Little White Rose" 1935, "Serenade" 1935


Ride in a Pink Car1974producer - uncredited
Johnny Trouble1957executive producer


The Cavalcade of Academy Awards from 1928-19391940Documentary shortHimself
Rhumba Rhythm at the Hollywood La Conga1939ShortHimself (uncredited)
Here's Hollywood1961TV SeriesHimself
Screen Snapshots: Memories in Uniform1954Documentary shortHimself - Ralph Staub's Guest
Texaco Star Theatre1951TV SeriesHimself - Actor
Screen Snapshots Series 23, No. 1: Hollywood in Uniform1943Documentary shortHimself
Soaring Stars1942ShortHimself (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage1983DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Big Parade of Comedy1964DocumentaryTerry Turner in 'Go West' (uncredited)
Zorro Rides Again1959James Vega Zorro
Hollywood Wonderland1947ShortActor in Canoe (clip from "Swingtime in the Movies" (1938)) (uncredited)
Musical Movieland1944ShortRanger Bob Crain (uncredited)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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