Saturday, June 12, 2010

RIP Carole Ann Campbell

Carole Ann Campbell passed away on March 6, 2010 in Laguna Woods CA (just shy of her 66th birthday), from a return bout with cancer. She was born March 27, 1944 in Sherman Oaks CA, the sole offspring of Glenn and Edna Campbell, who both had had show business-related careers, behind the cameras.

She’s best known (and will probably be mostly remembered) for being personally chosen by the legendary Walt Disney to portray the wannabe girlfriend (Iola Morton) of Joe Hardy, the Tommy Kirk character in the Mickey Mouse Club mini-series, “The Hardy Boys,” during the mid-1950s. By her own choice, her acting career ended in 1958, and the year she graduated from Van Nuys High School (1962), she cut three single recordings (45s) for Kangaroo Records, before permanently leaving the performing arts.

She married Gerald W. Murphy (August 1965), eventually settling in Northridge CA, where she gave birth to two sons, and we offer our most sincere condolences to those who knew her best.

Born: 3/27/1944, Sherman Oaks, California, U.S.A.
Died: 3/6/2010, Laguna Woods, California, U.S.A.

Carol Campbell's western - actress:
26 Men (TV) - 1958 (Kay Whiteside)


  1. Thanks for finding these for us. I'd never have known about the passings of Ms. Campbell and Mme. Garcin if I only relied on the big services like the NY Times.....

  2. I know exactly what you mean Toby. Today's press won't mention anyone who was born before 1970. So many of these people were parts of our lives and out of the business or retired for years. When they pass on it's nice to know people still remember them and appreciate that they entertained us at some point in our lives.