Harry Carey

Biography

Born in New York City to a Judge of Special Sessions who was also president of a sewing machine company. Grew up on City Island, New York. Attended Hamilton Military Academy and turned down an appointment to West Point to attend New York University where his law school classmates included future New York City mayor James J. Walker. After a boating accident which led to pneumonia, Carey wrote a play while recuperating and toured the country in it for three years, earning a great deal of money, all of which evaporated after his next play was a failure. In 1911, his friend Henry B. Walthall introduced him to director D.W. Griffith, for whom Carey was to make many films. Carey married twice, the second time to actress Olive Fuller Golden (aka Olive Carey, who introduced him to future director John Ford. Carey influenced Universal Studios head Carl Laemmle to use Ford as a director, and a partnership was born that lasted until a rift in the friendship in 1921. During this time, Carey grew into one of the most popular Western stars of the early motion picture, occasionally writing and directing films as well. In the Thirties he moved slowly into character roles and was nominated for an Oscar for one of them, the President of the Senate in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939). He worked once more with Ford, in The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936), and appeared once with his son, Harry Carey Jr., in Howard Hawks Red River (1948). He died after a protracted bout with emphysema and cancer. Ford dedicated his remake 3 Godfathers (1948) "To Harry Carey - Bright Star Of The Early Western Sky." IMDb Mini Biography By: Jim Beaver

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Angel and the Badman

Wistful McClintock

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Beyond Tomorrow

George Melton

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The Shepherd of the Hills

Daniel Howitt

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Straight Shooting

Cheyenne Harry

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Hell Bent

Cheyenne Harry

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Cavalier of the West

Captain John Allister

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Last of the Clintons

Trigger Carson

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Sundown

Alan Dewey

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The Last of the Mohicans - 12 Chapter Movie Serial

Hawkeye

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Man of the Forest

Jim Gayner

Starring In
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The Vanishing Legion - 12 Chapter Movie Serial

'Happy' Cardigan

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Directed by John Ford

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So Dear to My Heart

Head Judge at County Fair

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Red River

Mr. Melville (as Harry Carey Sr.)

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The Sea of Grass

Doc J. Reid

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Angel and the Badman

Wistful McClintock

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Duel in the Sun

Lem Smoot

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Air Force

Crew Chief Sgt. White

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Happy Land

Gramp

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The Spoilers

Al Dextry

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Sundown

Alan Dewey

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The Shepherd of the Hills

Daniel Howitt

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Beyond Tomorrow

George Melton

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Sabian lo que Querían

The Doctor

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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

President of the Senate

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You and Me

Jerome Morris

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Sky Giant

Col. Cornelius Stockton

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Kid Galahad

Silver Jackson

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Danger Patrol

Sam Street

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Souls at Sea

Captain of the William Brown

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The Prisoner of Shark Island

Commandant of Fort Jefferson

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Last of the Clintons

Trigger Carson

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Barbary Coast

Jed Slocum

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The Thundering Herd

Clark Sprague

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Man of the Forest

Jim Gayner

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Law and Order

Ed Brandt

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Without Honors

Pete Marlan

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The Night Rider

John Brown - Posing as Jim Blake

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The Last of the Mohicans - 12 Chapter Movie Serial

Hawkeye

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Cavalier of the West

Captain John Allister

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Aristocratas del Crimen

McBaine

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Trader Horn

Aloysius 'Trader' Horn

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Hell Bent

Cheyenne Harry

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Bucking Broadway

Cheyenne Harry

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Straight Shooting

Cheyenne Harry

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Judith of Bethulia

Assyrian Traitor

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D.W. Griffith - Years of Discovery 1909-1913

Snapper's Sidekick

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An Unseen Enemy

The Thief

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