Carol Arthur (born August 4, 1935) is a retired American actress, mainly recognizable as playing supporting roles in films produced by Mel Brooks.
August 4, 1935
Hackensack, New Jersey, U.S.
(m. 1965; died 2009)
Early life and careerEdit
She is probably best remembered as the outspoken town school teacher Harriett Johnson ("You are the leading asshole in the state!") in Brooks' Blazing Saddles. She has also guest-starred in many television shows from the mid 1970s to the mid 2000s, including The Dom DeLuise Show, Emergency!, Sanford and Son, Rhoda, Alice, Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories, St. Elsewhere and 7th Heaven. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, Arthur appeared as "Safety Sadie", the spokeswoman for the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in several television and radio public service announcements.
Arthur met her husband Dom DeLuise in 1964 while working in various stage theaters in Provincetown, Massachusetts. The couple were married from 1965 until DeLuise's death in 2009. Together they had three sons, all of whom have become actors: Peter, Michael, and David DeLuise.
|1971||Making It||Mrs. Warren|
|1974||Blazing Saddles||Harriett Johnson|
|1974||Our Time||Gym Teacher|
|1975||The Sunshine Boys||Doris Green|
|1976||Silent Movie||the "incredibly pregnant" woman|
|1977||The World's Greatest Lover||woman in record store|
|1979||Hot Stuff||Ernie's wife|
|1981||The Brady Girls Get Married||Mrs. Logan||TV movie|
|1989||The Princess and the Dwarf|
|1993||Robin Hood: Men in Tights||Complaining Villager|
|1995||Dracula: Dead and Loving It||villager|
|1997||Killer per caso||Liza|
|1998||The Godson||Mama Calzone|
|1999||Boys Will Be Boys||Blanche||TV movie|
|2002||It's All About You||Producer|
|2003||Between the Sheets||Gabby|
|2004||7th Heaven||Gertrude Fleaming||Episode: "Two Weddings, an Engagement and a Funeral"|
- O'Donnell, M. (1984). Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television. 1. Gale. ISSN 0749-064X. Retrieved 2015-04-08.
- Dennis McLellan (May 6, 2009). "Dom DeLuise dies at 75; actor was a 'naturally funny man'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 18, 2011.
- William Grimes (May 5, 2009). "Dom DeLuise, Comic Actor, Dies at 75". The New York Times. Retrieved June 27, 2017.