Harry Carey Biography

Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York
Height: 6' (1.83 m)
Wiki Biography: Born in New York City to a Judge of Special Sessions who was also president of a sewing machine company. Grew up on City Island, New York. Attended Hamilton Military Academy and turned down an appointment to West Point to attend New York University, where his law school classmates included future New York City mayor James J. Walker. After a boating accident which led to pneumonia, Carey wrote a play while recuperating and toured the country in it for three years, earning a great deal of money, all of which evaporated after his next play was a failure. In 1911, his friend Henry B. Walthall introduced him to director D.W. Griffith, for whom Carey was to make many films. Carey married twice, the second time to actress Olive Fuller Golden (aka Olive Carey, who introduced him to future director John Ford. Carey influenced Universal Studios head Carl Laemmle to use Ford as a director, and a partnership was born that lasted until a rift in the friendship in 1921. During this time, Carey grew into one of the most popular Western stars of the early motion picture, occasionally writing and directing films as well. In the '30s he moved slowly into character roles and was nominated for an Oscar for one of them, the President of the Senate in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939). He worked once more with Ford, in The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936), and appeared once with his son, Harry Carey Jr., in Howard Hawks's Red River (1948). He died after a protracted bout with emphysema and cancer. Ford dedicated his remake of 3 Godfathers (1948) "To Harry Carey--Bright Star Of The Early Western Sky."

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Barbary Coast 1975 - 1976 Adventure
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
An Unseen Enemy 1912 Crime, Thriller
The Painted Lady 1912 Drama
The Musketeers of Pig Alley 1912 Crime, Drama
Heredity 1912 Drama
Gold and Glitter 1912 Drama
Brutality 1912 Drama
A Cry for Help 1912 Drama
The Switch Tower 1913
The Crook and the Girl 1913
The Stolen Treaty 1913 Drama
The Stopped Clock 1913
The Battle at Elderbush Gulch 1914 Action
Truth Stranger Than Fiction 1915 Drama
As It Happened 1915 Drama
The Wedding Guest 1916 Drama
The Three Godfathers 1916
The Fighting Gringo 1917 Adventure
Straight Shooting Cheyenne Harry 1917
The Secret Man Cheyenne Harry 1917
A Marked Man Cheyenne Harry 1917
Bucking Broadway Cheyenne Harry 1917
The Phantom Riders Cheyenne Harry 1918
Roped Cheyenne Harry 1919 Comedy
A Fight for Love Cheyenne Harry 1919
Bare Fists Cheyenne Harry 1919
Riders of Vengeance Cheyenne Harry 1919
Rider of the Law 1919
Marked Men Cheyenne Harry 1919
Hearts Up 1921
The Freeze-Out 1921
The Wallop 1921
Desperate Trails 1921
The Kickback 1922
The Miracle Baby 1923
Soft Shoes 1925 Drama
The Texas Trail 1925
A Little Journey 1927 Comedy, Romance
The Trail of '98 1928
Trader Horn Aloysius 'Trader' Horn 1931 Adventure, Romance
The Vanishing Legion 1931 Action, Adventure
The Devil Horse 1932
The Thundering Herd 1933
Barbary Coast 1935 Adventure, Drama, Romance
The Prisoner of Shark Island 1936 Drama, History
Kid Galahad 1937 Biography
Souls at Sea 1937 Action, Adventure
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 1939 0
Mr Smith Goes to Washington 1939 Drama
They Knew What They Wanted Doctor 1940
The Shepherd of the Hills 1941 Adventure, Drama
Parachute Battalion 1941 Drama, Romance
Among the Living 1941 Drama, Thriller
The Spoilers 1942 Biography
Air Force Sgt. R. L. White 1943 0, 0, 0
Happy Land 1943 Drama
The Great Moment 1944 Comedy, Drama
Angel and the Badman 1947 Biography
The Sea of Grass Doc J. Reid 1947 Drama
Duel in the Sun 1947 Drama, Romance
Red River 1948 Fantasy, 0
So Dear to My Heart 1948 Drama, 0
Battle of the Idiots Fredrick Johnson 2015 Action, Comedy