Carol Ohmart

Armelia Carol Ohmart (born July 3, 1927), better known as Carol Ohmart, is an American actress and beauty pageant title holder who appeared in B movies of the 1950s. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, into a Mormon family her father was C. Thomas Ohmart, a dentist who was first a professional actor, and Armelia Ohmart. Her grandfather was Robert Sweeten, one of the first Mormon pioneers to reach Utah. Ohmart won the Miss Utah 1946 title at the age of 19. She then won fourth place in the Miss America pageant. In 1947, she became a model for the character Copper Calhoun in Milton Caniff's Steve Canyon comic strip. She was seen on early television doing commercials, appearing on NBC's Versatile Varieties (1949–51) pitching floor wax along with Anne Francis and Eva Marie Saint The trio also hosted the show. Paramount signed her in 1955 and promoted her as the next Marilyn Monroe, but she found little success. One of her most noted roles was in William Castle's House on Haunted Hill in 1959, playing the murder-plotting wife of Vincent Price. Ohmart had steady work in television until the early 1970s, with roles in Bat Masterson, Get Smart, Perry Mason and Barnaby Jones.


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