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, Duke Cleat, Leopold of Austria
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:

Porter Rockwell: Zigzag. That means he wants to talk peace. You zigzag out to meet him.


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.


Nacional: But it isn't right for you to fill yourself with rum on the day of a corrida. You don't have to worry about the bulls this afternoon. We drew a couple of bravos.
Juan Gallardo: It's not the bulls - it's the crowds. They're waiting for me with claws.
Nacional: The crowd is forgetful, Juanillo, like a woman, and fickle like a woman, and cruel... like a woman.


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

Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 2003.

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

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