Harry Carey, Jr.
|Harry Carey, Jr.|
Carey in 1948
|Born||Henry George Carey, Jr.
May 16, 1921
Saugus, Santa Clarita,
|Died||December 27, 2012
Santa Barbara, California, U.S.
Cause of death
(1944–2012, his death)
|Parent(s)||Harry Carey and Olive Carey|
|Relatives||Father-in-law Paul Fix|
Henry George "Dobe" Carey, Jr. (May 16, 1921 – December 27, 2012), known as Harry Carey, Jr., was an American actor. He appeared in more than ninety films including several John Ford westerns as well as numerous television series.
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Harry Carey, Jr. was born in the Saugus neighborhood of Santa Clarita, California, the son of actor Harry Carey (1878–1947) and actress Olive Carey (1896–1988). His maternal grandfather was vaudeville entertainer George Fuller Golden. As a boy, he was nicknamed "Dobe", short for adobe, because of the color of his hair. He served with the United States Navy during World War II.
A respected character actor like his father, Carey appeared in several Westerns. He made four films with director Howard Hawks. The first was Red River, which featured both Carey and his father in separate scenes, followed by Monkey Business, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and Rio Bravo. Carey is credited in Rio Bravo but his scenes were cut. Carey speculated that Hawks either did not like Carey's outfit or cut the scene because Carey addressed Hawks as "Howard," instead of "Mr. Hawks."
Carey collaborated frequently with director John Ford, a close friend, and became a regular in what was commonly called the John Ford Stock Company. He appeared in such notable Ford films as 3 Godfathers (1948), She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949), Wagon Master (1950), Rio Grande (1950), The Long Gray Line (1955); Mister Roberts (1955), The Searchers (1956), Two Rode Together (1961), and Cheyenne Autumn (1964). Carey wrote a book about his experiences working with Ford titled Company of Heroes: My Life as an Actor in the John Ford Stock Company, published in 1994.
Between 1955 and 1957, Carey appeared as ranch counselor Bill Burnett in the serial Spin and Marty, seen on Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Club. A DVD version of The Adventures of Spin & Marty was released in December 2005 as part of the Walt Disney Treasures series. Carey was interviewed by Leonard Maltin on the 50th anniversary of the series' debut as a DVD bonus feature.
In the 1960s, Carey appeared on such western series as Have Gun - Will Travel, The Legend of Jesse James, Wagon Train,The Rifleman, Gray Ghost, Whispering Smith, Tombstone Territory, Stoney Burke, Redigo, The Rounders, Bonanza, and Gunsmoke.
On April 29, 1962, Carey was cast as Mitch Evers in the episode "Cort" of the ABC-WB western series, Lawman, with John Russell and Peter Brown. In the story line, Cort Evers (Kevin Hagen), who is much younger than he appears, seeks revenge against his brother Mitch, whom he mistakenly blames for betraying six Union Army prisoners from their hometown during the American Civil War. Mitch is compelled to contront Cort in a shootout during which he explains that it had been Cort himself, under the influence of a fever, who betrayed the prisoners. Cort faints to the ground as he remembers the startling truth of his brother's words.
In 1987, Carey was a featured actor in the film, The Whales of August, with Bette Davis, Lillian Gish, Vincent Price, and Ann Sothern. In this film, Carey portrayed good natured and noisy handyman and delivered his lines in a perfect Maine accent.
Carey appeared in Tales from the Set, a series of video interviews in which he discussed various individuals with whom he worked. The series debuted in France at the Epona Festival, an event devoted to horses, in October 2007. In 2009, Carey and his partner Clyde Lucas completed Trader Horn: The Journey Back, a remembrance of the 1931 adventure film featuring the elder Carey. The younger Carey accompanied his father to Africa for the filming, the first motion picture filmed on the African continent by a major studio.
Carey attempted to produce a feature film called Comanche Stallion, a project which John Ford had considered making in the early 1960s, based on the 1958 book by Tom Millstead.
In 1944, he married Marilyn Fix, the daughter of actor Paul Fix. Carey died of natural causes on December 27, 2012, in Santa Barbara, California, at the age of ninety-one. His entombment was at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery.
For his contribution to the television industry, Harry Carey, Jr., was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6363 Vine Street. In 2003, he was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
- Red River - Dan Latimer (1948)
- 3 Godfathers - William Kearney ("The Albilene Kid")
- She Wore a Yellow Ribbon - 2nd Lt. Ross Pernell (1949)
- Rio Grande - Daniel "Sandy" Boone (1950)
- Wagon Master - Sandy Owens (1950)
- Island in the Sky - Ralph Hunt (1953)
- The Long Gray Line - Dwight Eisenhower (1955)
- The Searchers - Brad Jorgenson (1956)
- Gun the Man Down - Deputy Lee (1956)
- Escort West - Trooper Travis (1958)
- Rio Bravo - Harold (Scenes Deleted) (1959)
- Two Rode Together - Ortho Clegg (1961)
- Cheyenne Autumn -Trooper Smith (uncredited) (1964)
- Taggart - Lt. Hudson (uncredited) (1964)
- Shenandoah - Jenkins (rebel soldier) (1965)
- The Rare Breed - Mabry (1966)
- The Way West - Mr. McBee (1967)
- Bandolero! - Cort Hayjack (1968)
- The Devil's Brigade - Capt Rose (1968)
- The Undefeated - Solomon Webster (1969)
- Death of a Gunfighter - Rev. Rork (1969)
- Big Jake - Pop Dawson (1971)
- Directed by John Ford - Documentary - Himself (uncredited) (1971)
- One More Train to Rob - Red (1971)
- Cahill U.S. Marshal - Hank (1973)
- The Shadow Riders - Pa Travern (1982)
- Mask - Red (1985)
- Once Upon a Texas Train - TV movie - Herald Finch (1988)
- Back to the Future, Part III - Saloon Old Timer (1990)
- Tombstone - Marshal Fred Whte (1993)
- Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone - Digger Phelps (1994)
- Last Stand at Saber River - TV movie - James Sanford (1997)
- The Lone Ranger - episode - Return of Dice Dawn - Dice Dawson, Alias, Jay Thomasson (1955)
- Have Gun - Will Travel - episode - The Road to Wickenburg - Sheriff Jack (1958) Goodfellow
- Have Gun - Will Travel - episode - The Man Who Wouldn't Talk - Bud Sorenson (1958)
- The Grey Ghost - episode - The Picnic - Caldwell (1958)
- Mackenzie's Raiders - episode - Uprising - Ed Gary (1959)
- Gunsmoke - episode - Horse Deal - Deesha (1959)
- Have Gun - Will Travel - episode - The Posse - Sheriff (1959)
- Bonanza - episode - Vendetta - Zack Morgan (1959)
- Wagon Train - episode - Chuck Wooster, Wagon Master - Willkins (1959)
- Rawhide - episode - Incident of the Shambling Man - Tanner (1959)
- The Rifleman - episode - The Deserter - Lt. Paul Rolfe (1960)
- Bonanza - episode - The Mission - Corporal Burton (1960)
- Have Gun - Will Travel - episode - The Sanctuary - Jonas Quincy (1960)
- Have Gun - Will Travel - episode - The Legacy - Banker Burton (1960)
- Have Gun - Will Travel - episode - The Marshal's Boy - Frank Gulley (1960)
- Have Gun - Will Travel - episode - The Misguided Father - Sheriff Stander (1960)
- The Rifleman - episode - The Journey Back - Lt. Vaughn (1961)
- Laramie - episode - The Debt - Harry Markle (1961)
- Gunsmoke - episode - Bad Sheriff - Bill Turloe (1961)
- Whispering Smith - episode - Safety Valve - Sgt. Curt Stringer (1961)
- Have Gun - Will Travel - episode - The Revenger - Sheriff Conlon (1961)
- Have Gun - Will Travel - episode - The Tax Gatherer - Jess Turner (1961)
- Wagon Train - episode - The George B. Hanrahhan Story - Tim Hogan (1962)
- Laramie - episode - Time of the Traitor - Hobey (1962)
- Gunsmoke - episode - Abe Blocker - Jake (1962)
- Laramie - episode - Lost Allegiance - Whitey Banister (1962)
- Checkmate - episode - The Bold and the Tough - Phil Cassidy (1962)
- Lawman - episode - Cort - Mitch Evers (1962)
- Have Gun - Will Travel - episode - Jonah and the Trout - Jonah Quincy (1962)
- Laramie - episode - The Barefoot Kid - Dan Emery (1962)
- Gunsmoke - episode - Quint Asper Comes Home - Grant (1962)
- Alcoa Premiere - episode - Flashing Spikes - Man in the Dugout (1962)
- Have Gun - Will Travel - episode - Taylor's Woman - Thad Taylor (1962)
- Rawhide - episode - The Deserters' Patrol - Walsh (1962)
- Have Gun - Will Travel - episode - Face of a Shadow - Earl Tibner (1963)
- Wagon Train - episode - The Martin Gatsby Story - Jeb Colton (1963)
- Have Gun - Will Travel - episode - Sweet Lady of the Moon - Ben Murdock (1963)
- Gunsmoke - episode - The Quest for Asa Janin - Sheriff Hank Colridge (1963)
- Wagon Train - episode - The Molly Kincaid Story - Charlie Hankins (1963)
- Wagon Train - episode - The Sam Pulaski Story - John Jay Burroughs (1963)
- Bonanza - episode - The Flannel-Mouth Gun - Phil Shelton (1965)
- Wagon Train - episode - The Silver Lady - Walt Thompson (1965)
- Gunsmoke - episode - Bank Baby - Jim Fisher (1965)
- Branded - episode - Leap Upon Mountains - Lt. John Pritchett (uncredited) (1965)
- Branded - episode - The Vindicators - Lt. John Pritchett (1965)
- The Virginian - episode - The Modoc Kid - Bob Archer (1967)
- Gunsmoke - episode - Baker's Dozen - Will Roniger (1967)
- Bonanza - episode - Judgement at Red Creek - Mapes (1967)
- Gunsmoke - episode - Waco - Nathan Cade (1968)
- Mannix - episode - Missing: Sun and Sky - Floyd Brand (1969)
- The Virginian - episode - Follow the Leader - Thad Miley (1970)
- Gunsmoke - episodes - Gold Train: The Bullet: Parts 1-3 - Kelliher (1971)
- Banacek - episode - Horse of a Slightly Different Color - Dean Barrett (1974)
- Hec Ramsey - episode - Scar Tissue - Prospector (1974)
- Gunsmoke - episode - Trail of Bloodshed - Amos Brody (1974)
- Police Woman - episode - Sons (1978)
- B.J. and the Bear - episode - Fire in the Hole - Joe Pogovich (1980)
- Little House on the Prairie - episode - A New Beginning - Sheriff Pike (1980)
- Dallas - episode - End of the Road: Part 1 - Red (1981)
- Knight Rider - episode - Not a Drop to Drink - Josh Morgan (1982)
- CHiPs - episode - Flare Up - Grandfather Cross (1982)
- Hollywood Greats - TV Series documentary - episode - John Wayne - Himself (1984)
- Biography - TV Series documentary - episode - John Wayne: The Unquiet American - Himself (1987)
- Cowboys: Ben Johnson & Harry Carey Jr. - Documentary (1988)
- John Wayne Standing Tall - TV Movie - Himself (1989)
- B.L. Stryker - episode - Auntie Sue - Jones (1989)
- Thank Ya, Thank Ya Kindly - TV Movie documentary - Himself (1991)
- Omnibus - TV Series documentary - episode - John Ford: Part One - Himself (1992)
- Legends of the American West - Video documentary - Himself (1992)
- John Ford - TV Movie documentary - Himself (1993)
- Ben Johnson: Third Cowboy on the Right - Documentary - Himself (1996)
- Howard Hawks: American Artist - TV Movie documentary - Himself (1997)
- G.I. Joe: The Ernie Pyle Story - TV Movie documentary (1998)
- American Masters - TV series Documentary - episode - John Ford/John Wayne: The Filmmaker and the Legend - Himself (2006)
- Harry Carey Jr Hosts John Wayne Meets Lucy - Video documentary short -Himself (Host) (2009)
- Harry Carey Jr's Tribute to John Wayne Producer - Video short - Himself (2010)
- Carey Jr., Harry (1994). Company of Heroes: My Life As An Actor in the John Ford Stock Company. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press. ISBN 0-8108-2865-0.
- Marona, Christopher (Photographer) and Harry Carey, Jr. (Foreword). Colorado Cowboys. Englewood, Colorado: Westcliffe Publishers. 1996. ISBN 1-56579-152-5
- Joyner, C. Courtney (2009). Westerners: Interviews With Actors, Directors, Writers and Producers. McFarland, ISBN 9780786443031
- "Spin and Marty review". Atlas Communications. June 2006. Retrieved 2009-02-25.
- ""Cort" (April 29, 1962)". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
- Biography for Harry Carey Jr. at the Internet Movie Database
- "Western movie character actor Harry Carey Jr. dies at 91". Reuters. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
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