Harry Carey

Film Director / Screenwriter / Actor | * 01/16/1878 († 69, 09/21/1947) | The Bronx, New York City, New York (United States of America (USA))
Henry DeWitt Carey II (January 16, 1878 – September 21, 1947) was an American actor and one of silent film's earliest superstars, usually cast as a Western hero. One of his best known performances is as the president of the United States Senate in the drama film Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He was the father of Harry Carey Jr., who was also a prominent actor. ()

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 '30s 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's Red River (1948). He died after a protracted bout with emphysema and cancer. Ford dedicated his remake of 3 Godfathers (1948) "To Harry Carey--Bright Star Of The Early Western Sky.".

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Most frequent genres for this person: Western | Drama | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Harry Carey

Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

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Movies with Harry Carey as Actor(130)

as Himself (archived footage)1971 Directed by John Ford
as (archive footage)1955 Film Fun
as Mr. Melville1948 Red River
as Head Judge at County Fair1948 So Dear to My Heart
as Doc J. Reid1947 The Sea of Grass
as Marshal Wistful McClintock1947 Angel and the Badman
as Lem Smoot1946 Duel in the Sun
as Rochester Soundalike (voice)1946 Bacall to Arms
as Doc Temple1945 China's Little Devils
as Professor John C. Warren1944 The Great Moment
as Crew Chief1943 Air Force
as Edward 'Gramp' Marsh1943 Happy Land
as Al Dextry1942 The Spoilers
as Doctor Ben Saunders1941 Among the Living
as Daniel Howitt1941 The Shepherd of the Hills
as Bill Richards1941 Parachute Battalion
as Dewey1941 Sundown
as George Vale Melton1940 Beyond Tomorrow
as The Doctor1940 They Knew What They Wanted
as P.G. Delano1939 Burn 'Em Up O'Connor
as President of the Senate1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
as Police Officer Tim Kerry1939 My Son is Guilty
as Detective Lieutenant John Lewis1939 Code of the Streets
as Charles Putnam1939 Street of Missing Men
as Commissioner Nelson1938 Gateway
as Captain Glennan1938 King of Alcatraz
as Captain Josiah Storm1938 Port of Missing Girls
as Col. Cornelius Stockton1938 Sky Giant
as Jerome Morris1938 You and Me
as William 'Bill' Barker1938 The Law West of Tombstone
as Silver Jackson1937 Kid Galahad
as Sam Street1937 Danger Patrol
as Chief Martin1937 Annapolis Salute
as Captain of the William Brown1937 Souls at Sea
as Tom Martin1937 Racing Lady
as Dad Martin1937 Born Reckless
as Tex Stevens1937 Border Cafe
as Dean Payton1936 The Last Outlaw
as Kit Carson1936 Sutter's Gold
as Cheyenne Harry Morgan1936 Aces Wild
as Cheyenne Harry Morgan1936 Ghost Town
as Sen. Nash1936 The Accusing Finger
as John Russell1936 Little Miss Nobody
as Jed Slocum1935 Barbary Coast
as Tucson Smith1935 Powdersmoke Range
as Trigger Carson1935 Last of the Clintons
as Joe 'Wild Mustang' Norton1935 Wild Mustang
as Cheyenne Kincaid1935 Rustler's Paradise
as Sheriff Clay Hartley1935 Wagon Trail
as Clark Sprague1933 The Thundering Herd
as Jim Gayner1933 Man of the Forest
as Himself, film clip (archive footage) (uncredited)1933 The Film Parade
as John Hesbitt1933 Sunset Pass
as Pete Marlan1932 Without Honors
as John Brown / Jim Blake1932 The Night Rider
as Ed Brandt1932 Law and Order
as Bob Norton / Roberts1932 The Devil Horse
as Jim Gray1932 Border Devils
as McBaine1931 Bad Company
as Captain John Allister1931 Cavalier of the West
as Aloysius 'Trader' Horn1931 Trader Horn
as 'Happy' Cardigan1931 The Vanishing Legion
as Jack Locasto1928 The Trail of '98
as Tom Munson1927 Slide, Kelly, Slide
as Brian 'The Yellow Seal' Delaney1925 The Prairie Pirate
as Bob Smith1925 Beyond the Border
as Pat Halahan1925 Soft Shoes
as 'The Hawk'1924 The Night Hawk
as Big Bill Benson1924 Roaring Rails
as Bill Jones1924 The Flaming Forties
as White Horse Harry1922 The Kickback
as Dick Rainboldt1920 West Is West
as Cheyenne Harry Henderson1919 The Ace of the Saddle
as Cheyenne Harry1919 A Fight For Love
as Square Shootin' Harry Lanyon / John Oakhurst1919 The Outcasts of Poker Flat
as Cheyenne Harry1919 Bare Fists
as Cheyenne Harry1919 Roped
as Jim Kyneton1919 Rider of the Law
as Cheyenne Harry1919 Riders of Vengeance
as Cheyenne Harry1919 Marked Men
as Lin McLean1918 A Woman's Fool
as Cheyenne Harry1918 Three Mounted Men
as Cheyenne Harry1918 Wild Women
as Cheyenne Harry1918 Thieves' Gold
as Cheyenne Harry1918 The Phantom Riders
as Harry Ridge1918 The Scarlet Drop
as Cheyenne Harry1918 Hell Bent
as Cheyenne Harry1917 Bucking Broadway
as Cheyenne Harry1917 The Secret Man
as Cheyenne Harry1917 Straight Shooting
as Cheyenne Harry1917 The Soul Herder
as Cheyenne Harry1917 Cheyenne's Pal
as Cheyenne Harry1917 A Marked Man
as Bob Sangster1916 The Three Godfathers
as Cyril Bruce McVeagh1914 McVeagh of the South Seas
as Bob - the Younger Brother1913 The Strong Man's Burden
as The Sheriff1913 The Unwelcome Guest
as The Thief1913 A Tender-Hearted Crook
as The Sheriff1913 Broken Ways
as Olaf, an Atom1913 Olaf-An Atom
as Bob Kyne - the Prospector1912 Friends
as The Neighbor's Friend1912 The One She Loved
as At Ice Cream Festival1912 The Painted Lady
as Older Crook1912 The Burglar’s Dilemma
as A Thief1912 So Near, Yet So Far
as 2nd Clan Leader1912 A Feud in the Kentucky Hills
as 2nd Clan Member1912 A Feud in the Kentucky Hills
as The Confederate Corporal1912 The Informer
as Snapper's Sidekick1912 The Musketeers of Pig Alley
as The Safe Cracker1912 An Unseen Enemy

Movies with Harry Carey as Crew(9)

Writing/Story1925 Soft Shoes
Writing/Story1921 Hearts Up
Writing/Story1919 The Gun Packer
Writing/Story1919 Riders of Vengeance
Production/Producer1918 Wild Women
Production/Producer1918 The Phantom Riders
Production/Producer1917 Bucking Broadway
Directing/Director1916 Love's Lariat
Directing/Director1914 McVeagh of the South Seas

Full Name: Harry Carey
Born: Wednesday, 01/16 1878 (January) in The Bronx, New York City, New York (United States of America (USA))
Died: Sunday, 09/21 1947 (September) in Brentwood (aged: 69)
Zodiac sign: Capricorn (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: New York University
Spouses (current/former): Olive Carey
Children: Harry Carey
Other names for Harry Carey (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Henry DeWitt Carey II"
"H.D. Carey"
"Harry D. Carey"
"Harry Carey Sr."
"Harry Carey senior"
Harry Carey frequently works together with these people:
John Ford (32x, Crew)
Vester Pegg (17x, Actor)
D. W. Griffith (16x, Crew)
Harry L. Fraser (15x, Crew)
George C. Hively (12x, Crew)
John W. Brown (12x, Crew)
Lillian Gish (11x, Actress)
Lionel Barrymore (11x, Actor)
Henry B. Walthall (10x, Actor)
Joe Harris (10x, Actor)
Molly Malone (9x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:295442, Added: 08/11/2018, Last updated: 07/21/2021