Carroll Baker

2003 Hollywood Collectors Show

Baker in 2003, photo by Prphotos.com

Place of Birth: Johnstown, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 28, 1931

Ethnicity: Irish, English, some German

Carroll Baker is an American actress. She is known for her roles in Giant, Baby Doll, for which she received an Academy Award nomination, and Kindergarten Cop, among many other films.

She is the daughter of Gertrude/Virginia (Duffy) and William Watson Baker. She was married to English actor Donald Burton, until his death. She has two children, actress and filmmaker Blanche Baker and composer, librettist, and stage director Herschel Garfein, with her former husband, Czech-born film and theatre director, writer, and teacher Jack Garfein. Carroll converted to Judaism when she married Jack in 1955. They divorced in 1969.

There are claims on the internet that Carroll is of Polish descent. Many of these sources also state that Carroll’s birth name is Karolina Piekarski. These claims are not accurate.

Carroll’s paternal grandfather was Samuel Eugene Baker (the son of William W. Baker and Alice Cruse). Samuel was born in Pennsylvania. William was the son of William H. Baker, who was born in England, and of Margaret Warden. Alice was the daughter of Jacob Cruse and Elizabeth Glount/Glunt.

Carroll’s paternal grandmother was Oline M. Scanlan/Scanlon (the daughter of Edward Scanlan and Anna Buck). Oline was born in Pennsylvania.

Carroll’s maternal grandfather was named Edward F. Duffey (the son of Edward Duffey and Margaret). Carroll’s grandfather Edward was born in Pennsylvania or Ireland.

Carroll’s maternal grandmother was Daisy Gertrude Carroll (the daughter of George H. Carroll/Caroll and Amanda B./J. Shaw). Daisy was born in Virginia. George was born in Virginia, to parents from County Tipperary, Ireland, John Carrol/Carroll and Bridget Caplice.

Sources: Carroll Baker on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Carroll’s father on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage records of Carroll’s paternal grandparents, Samuel Eugene Baker and Oline M. Scanlan/Scanlon – https://www.familysearch.org
https://www.familysearch.org

Carroll’s mother on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Carroll’s maternal grandparents, Edward F. Duffey and Daisy Gertrude Carroll – https://www.familysearch.org

9 Responses

  1. Alice says:

    Great her ethnicities have been updated. That info about her birthname being Karolina Piekarski and being Polish is everywhere if you search about Carroll. It shows how inaccurate information is just copied everywhere in the Internet. Nothing is checked and verified.

  2. bablah says:

    Carroll’s maternal grandfather was Edward F. Duffey (the son of Edward Duffey and Margaret). Carroll’s grandfather Edward was born in Pennsylvania or Ireland.

    Carroll’s paternal grandmother was Daisy Gertrude Carroll (the daughter of George H. Carroll and Amanda Shaw). Daisy was born in Virginia. George was born in Virginia, to parents from County Tipperary, Ireland, John Carrol and Bridget Caplice.

  3. Alice says:

    Duffy is an obviously Irish surname.

    • bablah says:

      This is her father, but his mother’s name has been mistranscribed. It’s actually Oline.

      Carroll’s paternal grandfather was Samuel Eugene Baker (the son of
      William W. Baker and Alice Cruse). Samuel was born in Pennsylvania. Alice was the daughter of Jacob Cruse and Elizabeth Glount.

      Carroll’s paternal grandmother was Oline Scanlan/Scanlon (the daughter of Edward Scanlan and Anna Buck). Oline was born in Pennsylvania.

  4. celebfan says:

    According to imdb.com, her birth name is Karolina Piekarski.

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