Harry Carey Overview:

Legendary character actor, Harry Carey, was born Henry DeWitt Carey II on Jan 16, 1878 in The Bronx, NY. Carey died at the age of 69 on Sep 21, 1947 in Brentwood, CA and was laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery in Bronx, NY.



Although Carey was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1939Best Supporting ActorMr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)President of the SenateNominated

Carey was inducted into the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum .

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By Caftan Woman on Nov 21, 2015 From Caftan Woman

1878 - 1947 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is pictured above in his Academy Award nominated performance (Best Supporting Actor) as the President of the Senate in Frank Capra's classic Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. It is a performance practically free from dialogue, but tha... Read full article

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Harry Carey Quotes:

Aloysius 'Trader' Horn: They have a telegraph, though - drums. There's a sound that'll crawl up your spine and down to your gizzard. Maybe you'll hear it one of these days.

Jerome Morris: My wife wanted me to collect stamps. I don't know why my hobby had to be idiots.

Larry: [Seeing Locasto enter Berna's room] What right has this man here?
Jack Locasto: [to Berna] Tell him... and tell him so he'll understand!

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Harry Carey Facts
Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1976.

Born in New York City, where his father was a judge.

Harry Carey Jr.'s wife posted the circumstances of Harry Sr.'s demise on the Internet: "Though reported as such in books, Harry Sr. was never bitten by a black widow spider. He died from a combination of lung cancer and long ongoing emphysema from cigarettes, and pneumonia as a young man. At the Woodlawn Cemetery [Bronx, New York] are Dobe's grandfather [who had the building built], his grandmother, a few other relatives, the stable boy, and Old Joe Harris. Joe Harris was an actor who was in the early plays that Harry did. He and Harry were working on a movie in the late twenties, and Joe said he wanted to get some exercise. Harry had just gotten the Saugus ranch so he told Joe to come up and help pull out tree stumps. Joe came and, like the 'man who came to dinner', stayed for 35 years. He died in our home in Brentwood in the fifties. He sits on the windowsill in an urn next to Harry.".

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