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Job Actor
Years active 1930-1987
Known for Deep voice
Top Roles Long Jack, Christian Martyr / Leader of Gladiators / Voice in the Coliseum Mob, Casy, Hatfield, Rev. Jethro Bailey
Top GenresDrama, Romance, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Western
Top TopicsBook-Based, Monster, Mad Scientists
Top Collaborators (Producer), (Director), (Director), (Producer)
Shares birthday with Red Buttons, Samuel Armstrong, Tim Holt  see more..

John Carradine Overview:

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, ++++.

MINI BIO:

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.

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Classic Movie Coincidence: , Tim Holt and Red Buttons

By 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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John Carradine Quotes:

Nacional: [dying in great pain] I've dragged myself through the blood and sand of a thousand arenas. In the end there's only one thing I regret - I never learned to read or write. I was obliged to renounce education... but I make the whole world responsible for my ignorance.


[first lines]
Dr. Edelman: What are you doing here? Who are you?
Count Dracula: I am Baron Latos. I have come to you for help.
Dr. Edelman: It's five o'clock in the morning.
Count Dracula: I must apologize for the intrusion. But travel is very difficult for me, and I've come a long way.
Dr. Edelman: I don't understand.
Count Dracula: Perhaps you will, after you've led me to the basement room of this castle.
Dr. Edelman: Eh - a very strange request. This castle is my home!
Count Dracula: Have no fear, doctor. Had conditions permitted, I would have presented myself in the usual manner.
Dr. Edelman: Well, it is most unusual...
Count Dracula: I will explain everything, before sunrise.


Dr. Sigmund Walters: [ominously to Beth] You're not only going to watch this operation... You're going to be helpful to me.


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The Carradine family traces its ancestry back to an actual saint--St. Pedro Carradegna, patron saint of Barcelona.

Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 165-167. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.

Grandfather of Ever Carradine.

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