Carter Wallenhorst, actor, manager of beauty salons

May 04, 1993|By Staff Report

Carter Wallenhorst, who worked in and managed department store beauty salons and acted and sang in Baltimore as Carter Wallace, died April 28 of complications of a spinal tumor at the Deaton Hospital and Medical Center of Christ Lutheran Church.

He was 76 and had retired nearly 20 years ago from the Hochschild's store in the Harundale Mall. He had worked for many years in the Glemby chain of beauty shops in major department stores on the East Coast before he returned to Baltimore in the early 1970s.

On stage, he appeared with the Vagabonds, the Hilltop Players, the Spotlighters, the Essex Community Theatre, Theatre Hopkins and other community theaters.

He also sang in various groups, including the Alamedian Light Opera Company, the Baltimore Light Opera Company and the Baltimore Symphony Chorus. At one point, he commuted from New York to sing with the symphony.

He was a native of Ellicott City and a graduate of St. Paul's parochial school and of Catonsville High School. He served for three years in the Army before completing his education at a cosmetology school in Baltimore.

A memorial Mass for Mr. Wallenhorst was to be offered at noon today at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, 120 N. Front St., Baltimore.

Friends suggested memorial contributions to Beans and Bread, a soup kitchen at 402 S. Bond St.

Mr. Wallenhorst is survived by several nieces and nephews.

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