Arthur William Carter Jr.; Actor, War Hero
Arthur William (Bill) Carter Jr., 76, actor in films of the 1940s and 1950s, war hero and Catholic representative to the United Nations. A native of England, Carter served as a lieutenant with the British infantry in North Africa during World War II and was wounded and briefly held by the Germans when they took Tobruk. He recuperated in Hollywood by tending a Victory garden. Carter’s films included “My Kingdom for a Cook,” “Where Do We Go From Here?” and “I’ve Always Loved You.” He also swam with Billy Rose’s Aquacades and was a Golden Gloves light heavyweight boxing champion. Carter later became a Southern California real estate businessman, selling property to such friends as Frank Sinatra and Clifton Webb. A Catholic leader who represented several organizations at the United Nations, Carter was a member of the Knights of Malta and the Knights of St. Gregory and was a Grand Officer of the Sovereign in the Order of Cyprus. On Oct. 30 in West Palm Beach, Fla., of cancer.