6月生まれ 4, 1929 クラリンダで, アイオワ, リチャード・チャールズ・カーソンは、ホーマー・ロイドとルース・フック・カーソンの3人の子供の末っ子でした.
Carson began his career working in Nebraska radio before relocating to San Diego to serve at the NBC affiliate KOGO TV. Beginning work as a “floor man,” Carson worked his way up to directing commercials and local news and sports shows. Carson moved to Los Angeles in 1960 to take on a position directing children’s television programs like “Chucko the Birthday Clown” そして “The Soupy Sales Show.”
Dick Carson was recommended by his brother, Johnny Carson, to join the N.Y. crew of “今夜のショー” in the months before Carson would take over hosting duties. Carson directed musical talent, guest appearances and sketches featuring the show’s host.
After a seven-year tenure at the show, Carson relocated to California and took over as director on “The Don Rickles Variety Show.” He also directed episodes of “Get Smart,” “Your All-American College Show” そして “The Sammy Davis Show,” as well as various commercials and pilots.
Carson served as director on “The Merv Griffin Show” から 1972 使って 1986. Carson also directed the host’s game show “Wheel of Fortune” よりも多くの 22 年, staying on the series until his retirement. Carson’s career in television spanned 43 years and thousands of credits.
Carson is survived by his wife of 43 年, Karlyn Carson, his sons Douglas and Christopher, his daughter Kathleen Ann Tucker, his granddaughters Lindsey Ann Ritenour, Melissa Ann Pregler and Chase Alexandra Carson, his great-granddaughter Peyton Jane Ritenour, his sister-in-law Alexis Carson and an extended family of nephews and nieces by marriage.