Date and Place of Death July 5th, 1948; Pacific
Palisades, California, USA
Cause of Death Suicide
Age at Death 29 years old
Parents Father: Alfred Ridste, Norwegian railroad
Mother: Clara Stentek Ridste (Polish). They separated when Carole was a baby.
Siblings She was the youngest of five children.
Two older siblings: Dorothy Ridste Ross, born 1917, and Lawrence Ridste.
Two of her brothers died when they were toddlers. Jerome was burned by scalding water and Lewis was accidentally
Hair Color Dyed Blonde
Color of Eyes Blue
Height 5' 5 1/2" (1.66 m)
Husbands Irving Wheeler (14 January 1934 -
February 1934) (annulled)
Irving Wheeler (25 August 1934 - 1939) (divorced)
Willis Hunt Jr. (4 July 1940 - 13 November 1940) (divorced)
Capt. Thomas C. Wallace (5 January 1943 - 19 July 1945) (divorced)
W. Horace Schmidlapp (8 December 1945 - 5 July 1948) (her death)
Children Carole had no children.
First Film The King and the Chorus Girl (1937)
(uncredited) .... Chorine
Last Film Brass Monkey (1948) .... Kay
Nickname(s) The 'Ping' Girl
The Blonde Bomber