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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By Caftan Woman on Nov 21, 2015 From Caftan Woman

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:

Jerome Morris: Most people think if they pay a few dollars to a community chest and good will agencies and so on, they've done their duty and they can shrug aside all responsibility. But you've got to do more than that.


Territorial Marshal Wistful McClintock: When are you and Laredo Stevens going to get around to killing one another?
Quirt Evans: Laredo? Well, we water our horses outa the same trough.
Territorial Marshal Wistful McClintock: Well, I'm sure looking forward to hanging the survivor.


Jerome Morris: My wife wanted me to collect stamps. I don't know why my hobby had to be idiots.


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Harry Carey Facts
No relation to baseball announcer Harry Caray.

Father of Harry Carey Jr. and Ellen

Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1976.

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