Carey Wilson (writer)

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Carey Wilson
Born (1889-05-19)May 19, 1889
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died February 1, 1962(1962-02-01) (aged 72)
Hollywood, USA
Occupation Writer, Producer, and Voice Actor

Carey Wilson (May 19, 1889 – February 1, 1962) was an American screenwriter, voice actor and producer. Wilson's screenplays include Ben-Hur (1925), Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), and The Great Heart (1938). His credits as producer include Green Dolphin Street (1947).

He also narrated many nuclear test films, produced by the Atomic Energy Commission (now Department of Energy) and by the Department of Defense, including Operation Sandstone of 1948[1] and Operation Greenhouse of 1951.[2]

He was one of the thirty-six Hollywood pioneers who founded the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1927.

He collaborated with Jean Harlow on her novel Today is Tonight.[3]


For his contribution in films, Wilson has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His star is located on 6301 Hollywood Blvd.

In a 2011 episode of Pawn Stars, Wilson's granddaughter was featured as she sold ($60) a cigarette lighter and ID badge that had belonged to him during his time as a propaganda filmmaker for the US Government.[4]

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Selected filmography (producer)[edit]


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