Legendary character actor, John Carradine, was born Richmond Reed Carradine on Feb 5, 1906 in New York City, NY. Carradine appeared in over 335 film and television roles. His best known films include Stagecoach (1939, as Hatfield), The Grapes of Wrath (1940, as Preacher Casy), and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962, as Maj. Cassius Starbuckle). Carradine died at the age of 82 on Nov 27, 1988 in Milan, Italy and was laid to rest in Body buried at sea Cemetery in Naval Sea Burial, between California coast and Catalina Island, ++++.
Cadaverous, thin-lipped and deep-voiced, John Carradine was just as likely to turn up as Arab, westerner or Englishman. He had some good featured roles in the 1930s and 1940s -- several of them for John Ford -- but later made a great number of cheap horror films. Probably no non-star has been so consistently busy from the beginnings of sound to the present day. Three of his five sons, David, Keith and Robert, have followed him profitably into the acting profession.(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. In addition, Carradine was inducted into the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum . Carradine was never nominated for an Academy Award.
Classic Movie Coincidence: , Tim Holt and Red ButtonsBy Annmarie Gatti on Feb 5, 2014 From Classic Movie Hub Blog
, Tim Holt and Red Buttons share a birthday and a film (well, sort of): and Tim Holt both starred in the John Ford classic, Stagecoach (1939) — and both Carradine and Holt were born today February 5 (13 years apart!). ?Red Buttons appeared in the 1966 remake of the... Read full article
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George, the butler: They are not available till after sunset.
Casy: Tom, you gotta learn like I'm learnin'. I don't know it right yet myself. That's why I can't ever be a preacher again. Preachers gotta know. I don't know. I gotta ask.
Betty Smith: Do you think Romeo and Juliet had pre-marital relations?
Mr. Drewcolt: Only in the Des Moines company.
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