Character actor, Harry Carey Jr., was born Henry George Carey on May 16, 1921 in Saugus, CA. Carey Jr. died at the age of 91 on Dec 27, 2012 in Santa Barbara, CA .
Son of actor Harry Carey, and actress Olive Carey, Harry Carey Jr. appeared in over 150 film and TV roles from 1946 through 1997.
Carey Jr. began his acting career after his discharge from the Navy after WWII. He started out with a small role in Rolling Home (1946) followed by roles in Raoul Walsh's Pursued (1947) and Howard Hawks' Red River (1948). Red River would mark the first of eleven films that Carey Jr. would make with John Wayne. In 1948, Carey Jr. appeared as The Abilene Kid in the John Ford film, 3 Godfathers, beginning his tenure as a 'regular' in John Ford's Stock Company of actors. As such, Carey Jr. appeared in many notable John Ford films including She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949), Rio Grande (1950), Mister Roberts (1955), The Searchers (1956), and Cheyenne Autumn (1964).
Carey Jr. wrote a book recounting his experiences working with Ford called Company of Heroes: My Life as an Actor in the John Ford Stock Company (1994).(Source: article by Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television.
His father called him Dobe: Remembering Harry Carey, Jr.By Jnpickens on Jan 26, 2013 From Comet Over Hollywood
The heavens gained several stars this year as classic film stars passed away in 2012. Since Comet Over Hollywood did not give several of them the full attention they deserved, the first month of 2013 will be dedicated to some of the notable celebrities who left us. This is the last of Comet’s ... Read full article
In Memory 2012: (May 16, 1921 – December 27, 2012).By Dawn Sample on Dec 29, 2012 From Noir and Chick Flicks
Character actor , who performed in many television shows and films including nine with movie director John Ford, has died at age 91 of natural causes. On Thursday morning in Santa Barbara, California, surrounded by family members, said his daughter, Melinda Carey. Carey's notable... Read full article
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