Born January 19, 1866 Character Actor Harry Davenport!
A veteran stage actor, Harry Davenport made his film debut at age 48. In his 37-year film career, he appeared in over 160 films and shorts, playing his share of grandfathers, judges and doctors. His films include Gone with the Wind (as Dr. Meade), Meet Me in St. Louis (as grandpa) and The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (as great uncle Judge Thaddeus Turner). He also co-founded The White Rats which would later become known as the Actors Equity Association.
Good heavens, woman! This is a war, not a garden party!
-Harry Davenport as Dr. Meade in Gone with the Wind
That young man is so excited he’s liable to leave on his
honeymoon without Rose.
-Harry Davenport as Grandpa in Meet Me in St Louis
And who the devil is Richard Nugent???
-Harry Davenport as great uncle Judge Thaddeus Turner in The Bachelor
and the Bobby-Soxer
(pictured above with Myrna Loy as Margaret Turner, also a judge)
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