Job Actor
Years active 1909-1947
Top Roles President of the Senate, Al Dextry, Jerome Morris, Bob Sangster, Territorial Marshal Wistful McClintock
Top GenresSilent Films, Drama, Western, Short Films, Romance, Action
Top TopicsBook-Based, Romance (Drama), World War II
Top Collaborators (Director), (Director), , (Director)
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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.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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

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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:

Lem Smoot: There's a funny glow in the sky tonight, ain't there? I remember once hearing one of them injun legends about how their ancestors lit bonfires in the sky when the chief's son was dying.


Aloysius 'Trader' Horn: Aye, you needn't think there isn't beauty to be found in Africa - beauty and terror.


Jerome Morris: Most people think if they pay a few dollars to a community chest and good will agencies and so on, they've done their duty and they can shrug aside all responsibility. But you've got to do more than that.


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

Both Harry and his son Harry Carey Jr. were honored with stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Golden Boot Award from the Motion Picture & Television Fund Foundation.

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