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Carol Forman

Carol Forman

Carol Forman (19 June 1918, Epes, Alabama 9 July 1997, Burbank, California) was an American actress best known for playing exotic villains in action serials, particularly Spider Lady in the 1948 Superman serial, as well as Sombra, the lead villainess in the 1947 Republic serial The Black Widow.[1] She also made guest appearances on The Cisco Kid starring Duncan Renaldo and Leo Carillo in the early 1950s. Forman differed from other serial actresses by playing villainesses exclusively. She occasionally used disguises to go undercover or pose as another character in the same manner as Batman or Artemis Gordon in The Wild Wild West TV series years later. In 1952 she reprised her serial personae in a fantasy sequence in the musical By the Light of the Silvery Moon with Doris Day.

Carol Forman
Carolyn Sawls

(1918-06-19)June 19, 1918
DiedJuly 9, 1997(1997-07-09) (aged 79)
OccupationTelevision actress
Years active1946–1961
Spouse(s)Robert Forman (divorced)
William Dennis (?-1979) (his death)


Year Title Role Notes
1946From This Day ForwardCounselor in Unemployment OfficeUncredited
1946The Falcon's AdventureHelen Ray
1946San QuentinRuthie
1947Code of the WestMilly
1947DesperateMrs. Henry RobertsUncredited
1947Under the Tonto RimJuanita
1947The Black WidowSombra, The Black WidowSerial
1947Brick BradfordQueen KhanaSerial
1948Docks of New OrleansNita Aguirre
1948SupermanSpider LadySerial
1948The Mozart StoryCatherine Cavallieri(new scenes)
1948The Feathered SerpentSonia Cabot
1949Federal Agents vs. Underworld, IncNilaSerial
1949Brothers in the SaddleFlora Trigby
1951Oh! SusannaBlondeUncredited
1952The Miraculous Blackhawk: Freedom's ChampionLaskaSerial
1953By the Light of the Silvery MoonDangerous DoraUncredited
1961AdaNewspaper WomanUncredited, (final film role)


  1. Cline, William C. "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.

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