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Real name is Karolina Piekarski
Was born at 28 May 1931 (now is 87 years old) in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA

Carroll Baker was born Karolina Piekarski on May 28, 1931 in Johnstown,Pennsylvania, the daughter of a traveling salesman. She attendedcommunity college for a year and then worked as a dancer and magician'sassistant. After a brief marriage, she had a small part in Easy to Love (1953) , did TV commercials, and had a bit part onBroadway. She studied at the Actors Studio and was married to director'Jack Garfein' (one daughter, 'Blanche Baker' ).

WarnerBrothers, sensing a future 'Marilyn Monroe' , cast her in Giant (1956) , Baby Doll (1956) (Oscar nomination for herthumb-sucking role), The Carpetbaggers (1964) and Harlow (1965/I) (title role). Moving to Italy, she made filmsthere and in England, Germany, Mexico and Spain . After returning toAmerican films, she married 'Donald Burton' in 1982 and resided inHampstead, London in the 1980s. They remained together until Burton'sdeath from emphysema in their home in Cathedral City, California in2007. .

There is some small facts about Carroll Baker:
  • Miss Florida Fruits and Vegetables of 1949.
  • Her trouble with Warner Bros. continued when she declined to act in a series of movies based on books by pulp writer 'Erskine Caldwell' . This led to her losing out on outside offers to do The Three Faces of Eve (1957) for 20th Century-Fox, and both Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) and The Brothers Karamazov (1958) for MGM.
  • When she refused to play a nymphomaniac in the trashy Too Much, Too Soon (1958) , Warner Bros. refused to loan her out to appear opposite 'Laurence Olivier' , 'Burt Lancaster' and 'Kirk Douglas (I)' in The Devil's Disciple (1959) .
  • While in Hollywood to test for Giant (1956) , director 'Nicholas Ray (I)' met with her on 'James Dean (I)' 's suggestion to discuss playing the role of Judy in Rebel Without a Cause (1955) . Baker's new husband 'Jack Garfein' insisted that she return to New York once the test was shot, and negotiations were broken off.
  • Though it may only be studio hype, in 1964 an African Masai chieftain reportedly was so fascinated by Baker that he offered 150 cows, 200 goats and sheep, and $750 for her while she was on location in Kenya for Mister Moses (1965) .
  • She became a nightclub dancer to raise money for her tuition at the Actors Studio.
  • Received the National Arts Club Medal of Honor in New York City in 2009.
  • Received a career Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2011 Hoboken International Film Festival.
  • Visited USS Ticonderoga CV-14 with Bob Hope as part of his morale boosting visits for the soldiers, sailors and airmen during the Vietnam War in 1965.
  • Despite playing their daughter in Giant (1956) , Baker was just 9 years younger than 'Rock Hudson (I)' and actually 9 months older than 'Elizabeth Taylor (I)' .
  • She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1725 Vine Street in Hollywood, California on February 8, 1960.
  • She was awarded a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars on May 4, 2001.
  • Celebrity spokesperson of Foster Grant sunglasses during the 1960s.
  • Retired from acting in 2003 after 50 years in the motion picture industry.
  • Ms. Burton had spent much of her life from the late 1990s to 2007, caring for her third husband, who suffered from emphysema. She remained retired from acting since being widowed in 2007.
  • (August 2010) Currently living in London, England.
  • She has English and Polish ancestry.
  • Ex-mother-in-law of 'Bruce Van Dusen' .
  • Gave birth to her second child, son Herschel David Garfein, in 1959. The child's father is 'Jack Garfein' , who was her second husband.
  • Gave birth to her first child at age 25, daughter Blanche Joy Garfein (aka 'Blanche Baker' ) on December 20, 1956. The child's father is 'Jack Garfein' , who was her second husband.
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There is the list of movies, where Carroll Baker was taked part:
1 Bob Hopes Overseas Christmas Tours: Around the World with the Troops - 1941-1972 movie Bob Hopes Overseas Christmas Tours: Around the World with the Troops - 1941-1972 1980 as Herself
2 Heart Full of Rain movie Heart Full of Rain 1997 as Edith Pearl Dockett
3 Il coltello di ghiaccio movie Il coltello di ghiaccio 1972 as Martha Caldwell
4 Il diavolo a sette facce movie Il diavolo a sette facce 1971 as Julie Harrison/Mary Harrison
5 Images of Indians: How Hollywood Stereotyped the Native American movie Images of Indians: How Hollywood Stereotyped the Native American 2003 as Herself/Deborah Wright (from Cheyenne Autumn (1964))
6 La signora della città movie La signora della città 1996 as Martha Sheppard
7 La última señora Anderson movie La última señora Anderson 1971 as Julie Spencer/Lillian Martin
8 Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration movie Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration 2001 as Herself
9 Rag and Bone movie Rag and Bone 1998 as Sister Marie, Tony's Aunt
10 The Greatest Story Ever Told movie The Greatest Story Ever Told 1965 as Veronica
11 The Watcher in the Woods movie The Watcher in the Woods 1980 as Helen Curtis
12 American Masters movie American Masters 1985 as Herself - Interviewee
13 The Mike Douglas Show movie The Mike Douglas Show 1961 as Herself - Actress
14 The Wide World of Mystery movie The Wide World of Mystery 1973 as Sandy Marshall
15 Whats My Line? movie Whats My Line? 1950 as Herself - Mystery Guest
16 A Kiss to Die For movie A Kiss to Die For 1993 as Mrs. Graham
17 Ab morgen sind wir reich und ehrlich movie Ab morgen sind wir reich und ehrlich 1976 as Polly Pott
18 Another Womans Husband movie Another Womans Husband 2000 as Laurel's Mom
19 Baba Yaga movie Baba Yaga 1973 as Baba Yaga
20 Baby Doll movie Baby Doll 1956 as Baby Doll Meighan
21 Baby Doll: See No Evil movie Baby Doll: See No Evil 2006 as Herself
22 Bad movie Bad 1977 as Hazel Aiken
23 Big Guns Talk: The Story of the Western movie Big Guns Talk: The Story of the Western 1997 as Herself
24 Blonde Fist movie Blonde Fist 1991 as Lovelle Summers
25 Bridge to the Sun movie Bridge to the Sun 1961 as Gwen Terasaki
26 But Not for Me movie But Not for Me 1959 as Ellie Brown/Borden
27 Cannes, 60 ans dhistoires movie Cannes, 60 ans dhistoires 2007 as Herself
28 Captain Apache movie Captain Apache 1971 as Maude
29 Cheyenne Autumn movie Cheyenne Autumn 1964 as Deborah Wright
30 Cinerama Adventure movie Cinerama Adventure 2002 as Herself
31 Clark Gable: Tall, Dark and Handsome movie Clark Gable: Tall, Dark and Handsome 1996 as Herself
32 Così dolce... così perversa movie Così dolce... così perversa 1969 as Nicole Perrier
33 Cyclone movie Cyclone 1978 as Sheila
34 Dalva movie Dalva 1996 as Naomi
35 Easy to Love movie Easy to Love 1953 as Clarice
36 Flashes Festival movie Flashes Festival 1965 as Herself
37 Giant movie Giant 1956 as Luz Benedict II
38 Gipsy Angel movie Gipsy Angel 1990 as Phoebe
39 Hitlers S.S.: Portrait in Evil movie Hitlers S.S.: Portrait in Evil 1985 as Gerda Hoffman
40 Hollywood Uncensored movie Hollywood Uncensored 1987 as Herself
There is the list of interview of Carroll Baker:
  • "Gallery" (USA), October 1979, "Carroll Baker: Baby Doll Grew Up"
There is the list of some articles of Carroll Baker:
  • "Nocturno" (Italy), February 1998, Vol. 3, Iss. 5/6, pg. 92-97, by: Gianluca Castoldi, "Il dolce corpo di Carroll"
  • "People Weekly" (USA), 7 November 1983, Vol. 20, pg. 75-6, by: Jerene Jones
  • "Movies Today" (USA), April 1963, pg. 5, by: anonymous, "Hollywood Parade. Garbed as a pioneer woman in "How the West Was Won", Carroll Baker dressed to the teeth for the Hollywood premiere."
There is the list of some printed articles of Karolina Piekarski:
  • "Playboy" (USA), January 2004, Vol. 51, Iss. 1, pg. 217, by: staff, "Golden Memories"
  • "Playboy Special Edition" (USA), August 1999, pg. 61, by: staff, "Playboy's Sex Stars of the Century"
  • "Playboy" (USA), January 1999, Vol. 46, Iss. 1, pg. 105-128+214-220, by: D. Keith Mano, "Sex Stars Of The Century"
  • "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1990, Vol. 3, Iss. 4, pg. 4-7, by: staff, "Carroll Baker"
  • "Playboy" (USA), January 1989, Vol. 36, Iss. 1, pg. 158, "Women Of The Sixties"
  • "High Society" (USA), December 1984, "Celebrity Skin: The Best of 1984"
  • "High Society" (USA), March 1984
  • "High Society" (West Germany), October 1982, Iss. 4, pg. 48-49
  • "Partner Sex Stars" (USA), 1982, Vol. 2, Iss. Spring, pg. 55, by: staff, "Euro-Cooze Special: Carroll Baker: From Baby Doll to Barbie Doll to Boobie Doll"
  • "Partner" (USA), February 1981, Vol. 2, Iss. 9, pg. 11, by: n/a, "Celebriteasers: Euro-Cooze Special: Carroll Bake"
  • "Partner" (USA), March 1980, Vol. 1, Iss. 10, pg. 18, by: Angelo Frontoni, "Celebriteasers"
  • "Celebrity Skin" (USA), 1979, Vol. 1, Iss. 1, pg. 66-67, by: staff, "The Ultimate Baby Doll"
  • "Lui" (France), July 1969, Iss. 66, pg. 49, "Vamps à l'eau"
  • "Best for Men" (USA), 1969, Iss. 49
  • "Best for Men" (USA), 1969, Iss. 47
  • "Playboy" (USA), August 1968, Vol. 15, Iss. 8, pg. 116-117, by: n/a, "Wet & Wild"
  • "Playboy" (USA), April 1968, Vol. 15, Iss. 4, pg. 138+147, by: Arthur Knight & Hollis Alpert, "The History of Sex in Cinema - XVIII: Hollywood Unbuttons"
  • "Playboy" (USA), April 1968, Vol. 15, Iss. 4, pg. 139, by: Arthur Knight & Hollis Alpert, "The History of Sex in Cinema - XVIII: Hollywood Unbuttons"
  • "Playboy" (USA), April 1968, Vol. 15, Iss. 4, pg. 138, by: Arthur Knight & Hollis Alpert, "The History of Sex in Cinema - XVIII: Hollywood Unbuttons"
  • "Ciné-Revue" (Belgium), 22 February 1968, Vol. 48, Iss. 8, pg. 23, by: H.G., "Mariages, liaisons, divorces et hypocrisie sociale à Hollywood"
  • "Playboy" (USA), January 1967, Vol. 14, Iss. 1, pg. 105, by: Arthur Knight & Hollis Alpert, "The History Of Sex In Cinema: Part XIV - Sex Stars Of The Fifties"
  • "Beau" (USA), November 1966
  • "Beau" (USA), October 1966
  • "Lui" (France), June 1966, Iss. 30, pg. 133, by: Michel Caen, "Service après vamp"
  • "Bass Player Magazine" (West Germany), 1966, Iss. 67, pg. 2, by: Scherbaum, "Carroll Baker"
  • "Playboy" (USA), December 1965, Vol. 12, Iss. 12, pg. 181, by: staff, "The Playboy Portfolio of Sex Stars"
  • "Jeunesse Cinéma" (France), July 1965, Iss. 91, pg. 64, "Star Book : Gloires de Hollywood"
  • "Modern Man" (USA), July 1965
  • "Modern Man" (USA), January 1965, pg. 35, by: staff, "Camera Capers: Baker's Spice"
  • "Modern Man" (USA), November 1964
  • "Rogue" (USA), June 1964
  • "Cavalier" (USA), February 1964
  • "Piccolo" (Belgium), 20 August 1961, Iss. 650, pg. 18-20, "Carrol Baker voor een nieuwe krachtproef"
  • "Sizzle" (USA), 1959, Vol. 1, Iss. 3
  • "Ace" (USA), April 1958
The image of Karolina Piekarski was on the covers of these magazines:
  • "Ciné Revue" (France), May 1975
  • "Le Dive Nude" (Italy), 1972, Iss. 5
  • "Cinesex" (Italy), September 1970, Iss. 22
  • "Cine en 7 dias" (Spain), 26 August 1967
  • "Beau" (USA), November 1966
  • "Adam" (USA), October 1965
  • "Radiomania" (Chile), September 1965
  • "Le Ore" (Italy), August 1965, Iss. 33
  • "Screen Stories" (USA), July 1965
  • "Tempo" (Italy), 7 April 1965
  • "L'Europeo" (Italy), 14 March 1965
  • "Fotogramas" (Spain), 12 February 1965
  • "ABC Film Review" (UK), January 1965
  • "Tempo" (Italy), 19 September 1964
  • "Screen Stories" (USA), August 1964
  • "Life" (USA), 17 July 1964
  • "L'Europeo" (Italy), 21 June 1964
  • "Modern Man" (USA), May 1964
  • "Screen Stars" (USA), April 1964
  • "Tempo" (Italy), 19 October 1963
  • "Tempo" (Italy), 11 August 1962
  • "Liberty" (USA), October 1961
  • "Life" (USA), 28 November 1960
  • "Plateia" (Portugal), 1959, Iss. 36
  • "Mon Film" (France), 10 April 1957, Iss. No. 555
  • "Life" (USA), 11 June 1956
There is the list of some quotes of Carroll Baker:
  • When 'Clark Gable (I)' kissed me, they had to carry me off the set.
  • Bad directors are the ones who want to tell you every move, and think they're a better actor than you.
  • After Baby Doll (1956) I did some Westerns. I would try to do something so far away from "Baby Doll".
  • I was very young when I saw Gone with the Wind (1939) , but I fell in love with 'Clark Gable (I)' . And when I got to work with him, I couldn't believe it. I still had a crush on him. He was quite an old man by then; he must have seen that I was head over heels, even though I was married.
  • The big one I missed out on was Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) . MGM wanted me for it, and Warner Bros. wouldn't give me permission to do it.
  • Life seems to be a never-ending series of survivals, doesn't it?
  • ['Joseph E. Levine' ] behaved like he owned me. My husband thought it was all terrific as long as I kept bringing in the money. I started objecting to everything, but it was too late. The sex-symbol image had already started. I turned down parts and they blacklisted me. The press attacked me viciously at every opportunity. I came very close to suicide.
  • [on 'John Ford (I)' , with whom she worked on How the West Was Won (1962) and Cheyenne Autumn (1964) ] I adored and admired "Pappy", and have been grateful forever to have been able to work with him-twice, the second time on "Cheyenne Autumn". 'Elia Kazan' was, without a doubt, the best actor's director, but John Ford put "motion" in motion pictures. I learned more about the visual side of pictures from him--a very unique experience. No amount of time spent at the Actors Studio could have taught me nearly as much!
  • [on working with 'George Peppard' in The Carpetbaggers (1964) ] As I understand it, [he] later became a nice guy, a gentleman, but when we worked together back then, he was pretentious, egotistical, a brat, and an asshole--and that's just for starters! He pretended he was seven years younger than he was; he even claimed to be a bachelor and denied he was married--in front of me (I knew better), he denied their existence. The role of Jonas Cord in "The Carpetbaggers" really went to his big head. He acquired delusions of grandeur--thought he was God's gift to women and the movies! His attitude towards me was very bizarre--he acted as though we'd never met! Or that I had a husband! George asked not "if" but "when" we could be intimate together! He came to my house uninvited with an ultimatum--if I don't have an affair with him, he'll have an affair with 'Elizabeth Ashley (I)' ! Can you believe this guy? He was totally jealous of any and all attention I received!
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