Wayne’s whirled

Carol Wayne, born on this date in 1942, started out as a perfectly serious figure skater, and later became a perfectly serious actress. Here we see her on an episode of I Spy, making a perfectly serious phone call:

Carol Wayne in The Trouble with Temple episode of I Spy

However, she’s probably best remembered as the Matinee Lady opposite Tea Time Movie host Art Fern:

Carol Wayne with Johnny Carson

I have no idea what that day’s movie was, but I suspect the sponsor was located near the Slauson Cutoff.

She died under mysterious circumstances in Mexico in 1985. All the more reason, I think, to see that she’s not forgotten. (As if.)

Update: Substituted another picture for the second one. (See comments).


  1. McGehee »

    6 September 2014 · 8:19 pm

    I remember her from other appearances mostly, including an early “Bewitched” (and yes, to the whippersnappers “early” means without Nicole Kidman).

  2. jsallison »

    8 September 2014 · 8:37 pm

    I’m 99% sure that that isn’t Carol Wayne. There were several other matinee ladies though Ms Wayne was the most frequent iirc.

  3. CGHill »

    8 September 2014 · 10:52 pm

    I’ve swapped in another picture that might be less doubtful.

    Incidentally, Angelfire disallows your link.

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