Carleton Carpenter (born Carleton Upham Carpenter, Jr.; July 10, 1926) is an American film, television and stage actor, magician, author and songwriter. He was teamed with Debbie Reynolds in Three Little Words as Daniel Healy. Carleton wrote material for Debbie Reynolds, Kaye Ballard, Marlene Dietrich and Hermione Gingold, and also scripts for films and television. He guest-starred on numerous radio and TV shows. Along with Eva Marie Saint, he was one of the featured players on the very early television program Campus Hoopla, which was produced by NBC, via WNBT in New York City, and which aired from 1946 to 1947. Carpenter lived rather openly as a gay man during the post World War II-era when such openness could be fatal to a career. He publicly came out as gay in the August 1976 issue of The Advocate. He was a trailblazer in that he was one of the first American film actors to publicly reveal himself as gay.