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:

Mr. Melville: There's three times in a man's life when he has a right to yell at the moon: when he marries, when his children come, and... and when he finishes a job he had to be crazy to start.


[after questioning Quirt about the cattle stampede near Casa Verdes, Marshal McClintock calls to his horse]
Territorial Marshal Wistful McClintock: C'mere, Jughead, you dollar-and-a-half brush-jumper!
[he mounts]
Territorial Marshal Wistful McClintock: Well, I guess I missed you again, Quirt. But I'm patient. That's what hangs all you fellas in the end - I'm patient.


Aloysius 'Trader' Horn: Aye, that's Africa for you. When you're not eating somebody you're trying to keep somebody else from eating you.


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Harry Carey Facts
Began his acting career in 1909 at the American Mutoscope & Biograph Company in the film Bill Sharkey's Last Game (1909).

Father of Harry Carey Jr. and Ellen

After many years of struggle, Carey had finally paid off the mortgages and improvements to his 2,200-acre ranch in the San Fernando Valley and was preparing to sell it to director William Beaudine, when the ranch was wiped out by the St. Francis dam collapse of March 12, 1928.

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