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nonsportsnut
re: Jean Carmen Dillow

In addition to "Healthy, Wealthy & Dumb" (1938) as Marge, a gold-digging widow, Jean was in "Yes, We Have No Bonanza" (1939), as a "singing sister", and archive footage with her was included in "The Three Stooges Follies" (1974); "The Three Stooges Greatest Hits" (1997) and "The Three Stooges 75th Anniversary Special (2003).

According to the Internet Movie Database (IMDb), Jean was in 21 films from 1933 to 1953. She was also featured in "Hollywood on Parade" No. B-13", as a 1934 WAMPAS Baby Star. Her best-known film appearance was in the 1937 Republic Pictures serial "The Painted Stallion" (In which she was billed as Julia Thayer - the only time that name was used in films). She portrayed "The Rider" an Indian Princess. Her horsemanship was notable in the film. Earlier, she performed on radio, and on the stage as a dancer in Fanchon and Marco dance reviews.

She was born Jean Carmean April 7, 1913, in Portland, Oregon. The movie studios deleted the second "a" from her surname. She married Barrett C. Dillow. They had a son, Guy H. ("Buzzie") Dillow, born November 6, 1951 in New York, N.Y. Guy married Mary W. Ginty, and they had a daughter Katherine Ann Dillow (B. July 7, 1978)[Now married to Mark J. Komejko], and a son Barrett E. Dillow (B. Oct. 29, 1980), Her son Guy, died at age 34 on November 16, 1985 in Greenwich, Conneticut. I have tried on numerous times to telephone or write to Mary , Katherine and Barrett, but they have never replied to my requests for information. It's believed that Mary Dillow and Jean had "relationship issues".

Jean produced and directed "The Pawn", which starred her son Guy. The film took years to complete, and a voice actor had to be hired to dub Guy's voice, because he had matured, and his voice deepened.

Thayer/Carmen also did some plays, and the Internet Broadway Database (IBDb) has her listed as a replacement in the role of "June Stanley" in the Monty Woolley comedy "The Man That Came To Dinner", that ran from October 16, 1939 to July 12, 1941 in New York City, N.Y. It was not known when she started as the replacement for the June Stanley character.

Jean Carmen Dillow had moved to Charleston County, South Carolina. She is said to have broken a leg while jumping on a bed, and the leg was not properly set. She returned to the hospital, and while there, suffered a heart attack, and died in Charleston, S.C. August 26, 1993. This was confirmed by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control May 15, 2015. South Carolina does not provide death certificate information to non-family members.

( Below gleaned from Jean's Co-Executor's family accounts)

[From Pat Carmean Phillips, who was married to Jean's nephew John L. Carmean (Who died in 1991). She has remarried. - Her children, son John K. Carmean and daughter Cindy Carmean Rose were Co-Executors of Jean's will]


I was married to Jean's nephew and we had two children. My children were coexecutors of her will. As was said she broke her leg while on her bed...trying to kill a bug that was in her bedroom. (Funny that it said she was jumping on her bed. I guess she must have been, while trying to get the bug). When she returned to the hospital, she had surgery but died soon after from heart failure. I had spoken to her prior to surgery and she was not confident that she was going to survive surgery.


Her estate auction was not held at her home but was held at Roumillat's facilities. They did an excellent job cataloging all her belongings. Clothes, household items, photographs, movie items etc. At the time a movie was filming in Charleston so even some people attending the auction ( were working on the film) that had seen Aunt Jean's movie memorabilia in Roumillat's display window in their downtown location came to the auction to bid on items.


The auction covered several days as Aunt Jean had a lot of items. The auction wasn't held until two months after her passing away. During that time my son spent two months in her home going through everything which was a joy to him as his degree is in cinematography. The majority of her art collection and movie memorabilia has been kept by our family.

We have her original makeup kit from when she did "The Painted Stallion" serial. She was responsible for doing her own make up at the time. She would tell us how she did all her own riding in the series. And we have an old movie clapboard from one of her movies. (Made of cloth and wood.)


Aunt Jean was cremated in Charleston and her ashes brought back to Florida. At a later date her ashes were spread out over the waters of the Atlantic. Aunt Jean loved to take cruises and went back and forth to Europe many times by cruise ships so we thought this to be a resting place she would desire.


Aunt Jean spoke fluent Italian and would converse in Italian with my parents when she'd come to visit. She'd spend many months at a time living in Italy because she loved the country and the people living there. Some of The Pawn was filmed there.

Main thanks to Patricia Carmean Phillips and her son John K. Carmean and daughter Cindy Carmean Rose for all the "family information" and caring to contribute to the extended accuracy of this biography.
Frank Reighter FEReighter@aol.com
Added by nonsportsnut on Aug 01, 2015 8:13 PM
Robbyn
Frederick Douglass 6110193
Hi,

I was just wondering where you got the birth date for Frederick Douglass. It would be interesting to find this out because in a class that I'm talking on Slavery and the Abolition, Frederick Douglass is the person we're studying and his works say he didn't know his birth date. Are there public records for what you've put on the area for his birth date?

Thanks for putting his memorial up on Find A Grave.

Robbyn
Added by Robbyn on May 18, 2015 11:22 AM
Shoshana
James Chaney 6442194
Please consider using your influence for the reinstatement of the profile for the American Hero.
Added by Shoshana on May 11, 2015 7:04 PM
W. Arnold Holmes
Henry Highland Garnet
He's buried in:

Almony-Ayres Family Cemetery
West Liberty
Baltimore County
Maryland, USA
Added by W. Arnold Holmes on Apr 08, 2015 3:26 PM
nonsportsnut
Jean Carmen Dillow
Hi Cinnamon,

I'm a Three Stooges researcher who is trying to complete information on Jean Carmen,(Married name Dillow),who was in two Three Stooges shorts. What additional information, if any, do you have on her? I have a call in to the South Carolina History department of the SC Public Library, who is checking for an obit on Jean, and any other information. If they do find anobit, they will mail it to me, along with ordering information on a Death Certificate.

You can email me direct at: FEReighter@aol.com

Thanks,

Frank

Added by nonsportsnut on Apr 07, 2015 2:57 PM
Jerseyside
Bob's not famous?
Hi, I had a little confusion while looking for a memorial for Bob McAllister, from the childrens television program Wonderama.

Have you tried to make this a 'famous person' memorial? There is a wonderful biography for him on this website: http://wonderamashow.blogspot.com/

Just thought someone that created a memorial for him might be interested. Thank you for the Bob Bob McAllister memorial and all your time spent creating findAgrave memorials.
~chrisTina
Added by Jerseyside on Feb 12, 2015 9:33 PM
emily
Lionel Hampton
The memorial mentions that he "joined another black Ted Miller". That sounds disrespectful to Mr. Miller and Mr. Hampton. I'm not sure if you wanted to add something else to that sentence. I hope so
Added by emily on Nov 16, 2014 7:46 PM
RWRoddy
Billie Seward
Buried in San Fernando Mission Cemetery
Added by RWRoddy on Oct 20, 2014 7:11 PM
Anonymous
Biographies
Kenneth Vivian Thimann
He was born on August 5, 1904 in Ashford, England.
He went Home to be with the Lord on January 15, 1997 in Haverford, Pennsylvania.

He was a scientist.

His biography is according to website:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_V._Thimann

Stephen Reginald Bosustow, Walter Noel Greaza
He was born on November 6, 1911 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
He went Home to be with the Lord on July 4, 1981 in Los Angeles, California.

His biography is according to website:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Bosustow

Walter Noel Greaza was born on January 1, 1897 in St. Paul, Minnesota.
He went Home to be with the Lord on June 1, 1973 in Kew Gardens, New York.

His biography is according to website:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Greaza

Owen Gould Davis
He was born on January 29, 1874 in Portland, Maine.
He went Home to be with the Lord on October 14, 1956 in New York City, New York.

He was a dramatist.

His biography is according to website:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owen_Davis
Added by Anonymous on Jun 24, 2014 4:48 PM
emily
Glen Langan
Hey Cinnamonntoast4, just wanted to let you know that you didn't mention the Glen played Barton in the radio show Mystery is my Hobby. It was only for a couple of years but certainly good enough to be mentioned in his memorial. Thank you!!

A big fan
Added by emily on Mar 29, 2014 12:51 PM
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