Harry Harvey Sr.

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Harry Harvey Sr.
Born (1901-01-10)January 10, 1901
Indian Territory, U.S.
Died November 27, 1985(1985-11-27) (aged 84)
Sylmar, Los Angeles
California, U.S.
Resting place Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park in North Hollywood, California
Occupation Actor of stage, film, and television
Years active 1932–1974
Spouse(s) Mabel Mason Harvey

Actor Harry Harvey, Jr. (1929–1978)
Daughter-in-law Patricia Harvey Pierce (1931–2015)
Grandchildren David Harvey and his wife Terry Kay Harvey

Allison Harvey Herbert Silberberg

Harry W. Harvey, Sr. (January 10, 1901 – November 27, 1985), was an American actor of theatre, film, and television.


Born in Indian Territory, now Oklahoma, Harvey appeared in vaudeville and the Broadway stage but is best remembered as a character actor who appeared in more than three hundred films and episodes of television series. He co-starred in The Oregon Trail (1936), with John Wayne, Old Overland Trail (1953), Wyoming Renegades (1954), Ride Beyond Vengeance (1966) with Chuck Connors, and many other westerns.

Harvey was cast from 1951 to 1957 in the role of Sheriff Tom Blodgett in fifty-three episodes of The Roy Rogers Show. He played Mayor George Dixon of fictitious Yellowstone in twenty-one episodes from 1957 to 1959 of the syndicated western series, Man Without a Gun. He was cast in different roles in eleven episodes of The Lone Ranger from 1949 to 1955. In 1962, he appeared on the short-lived NBC drama series, It's a Man's World as the recurring character, Houghton Stott, owner of Stott's Service Station.

In the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, he guest-starred in such series as Branded, Lassie, Hazel, The Wild Wild West, Mannix, Alias Smith and Jones, Bonanza, and Columbo. His last appearance was in Adam-12 (1974) with Martin Milner.

Harvey was out on the road as a trombone player at age 17, was a boxer, performed in Vaudville with his wife Mabel Mason Harvey on bills with Harry Houdini, and was an avid Dodger fan. Harvey outlived his son, Harry Harvey Jr. (1929–1978), by some seven years. He and his son are interred at Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park in North Hollywood, California.[1]



  1. ^ "Harry Harvey Sr.". findagrave.com. Retrieved March 26, 2013. 
  • King of the Cowboys, Queen of the West: Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, by Raymond E. White
  • The American Film Institute catalog of motion ..., Vol 1, Par 1, by American Film Institute.

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