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April 20, 2024

Fabulous Photos of Carole Mathews in the 1940s and ’50s

Born 1920 as Jean Deifel in Montgomery, Illinois, American actress Carole Mathews was named “Miss Chicago” in 1938 and in doing so, qualified for a trip to California and a screen test. While in California, she auditioned for the Earl Carroll Follies and won a role in the show for 1939.

Mathews attended the Chicago Conservatory of Music and Drama, where she studied ballet, voice, and drama. She also hosted a WGN radio program, Breakfast Time with Carole Mathews. Soon she was engaged in modeling.

Mathews appeared on Broadway as Karen Jackson in With a Silk Thread (1950). She appeared on various television series, including ABC Stage 67 in 1967, Police Woman in 1977, and General Hospital for four episodes in 1983. She appeared in the TV Hallmark Hall of Fame movie “Fame” in 1978.

Mathews died in 2014 at the age of 94. Take a look at these fabulous photos to see portraits of young Carole Mathews in the 1940s and 1950s.


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