Candy Carson was born on August 19, 1953, and from Detroit, MI, USA. She is an American author, businesswoman, and spouse of Ben Carson who is an American politician, author, and retired neurosurgeon who has served as the 17th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development since 2017.
In February 2017, he bought a $1.22 million home in Vienna, Virginia, and sold his West Palm Beach home for over $900,000 in May 2017. In 1984, he served as professor of Neurosurgery, Oncology, Plastic Surgery, and Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
In his career, he has received numerous honors for his neurosurgery work, including more than 60 honorary doctorate degrees and numerous national merit citations. In 2008, Carson has bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States.
In 2014, a poll of Americans conducted by Gallup ranked Ben Carson sixth on a list of the most admired persons.
Who is Candy Carson?
She serves as the United States Secretary of Housing and Development. Furthermore, she’s also a musician and studied classical violin and received a scholarship to Yale University.
Candy played in the Yale Symphony Orchestra and the Yach Bach Society and even formed a quartet with her three sons and deemed themselves the Carson Four.
Talking about her education she took on three majors: music, pre-medicine, and psychology. She attended Ferndale High School and earned her MBA from Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. After graduating she served as conductor for the University of Maryland Medical Center Chamber Players.
Apart from this, Candy was portrayed by Aunjanue Ellis in the TNT made-for-TV movie Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story, starring Cuba Gooding, Jr. Where she starred as herself in the 1991 biographical documentary about her husband, Gifted Hands.
In 2018, she was portrayed by Leslie Jones on the Saturday episode of Saturday Night Live.
Candy has written four books with Dr. Carson, including One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America’s Future, which made The New York Times Best Seller list, America the Beautiful, A More Perfect Union: What We the People Can Do to Reclaim Our Constitutional Liberties and A Doctor in the House: My Life With Ben Carson.
How old is Candy Carson? She was born on August 19, 1953, and from Detroit, MI, USA, she is 67 years old as of 2020.
Her father was a factory worker and the mother is a teacher, played the organ at their church.
She married Ben Carson in 1975 and they share three sons: Murray, Benjamin Jr., and Rhoeyce.
They met when they were attending Yale University in 1971 even though they both hail from the same hometown of Detroit, Michigan. In 1994, the couple founded the Carson Scholars Fund, Inc. to address educational issues in the U.S and they award 500 scholarships annually.
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|August 19, 1953
|67 years old as of 2020
|5 feet 4 Inches Tall
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