Kenneth Casey

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This article is about the musician and actor. For the neuroscientist, see Kenneth L. Casey. For the Irish punk bassist, see Ken Casey. For other uses, see Kenny Casey.
Kenneth Casey
Casey in 1910
Born (1899-01-10)January 10, 1899
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died August 10, 1965(1965-08-10) (aged 66)
Cornwall, New York, U.S.
Occupation Child actor, composer, publisher, author

Kenneth Casey (January 10, 1899 – August 10, 1965) was an American composer, publisher, author, and child movie star in early silents.


Born in New York City, Casey worked as a child actor in over thirty films for Vitagraph Studios between the years 1909 and 1913.[1] He appeared with a young Moe Howard in the 1909 picture We Must Do Our Best. Howard later became famous as one of The Three Stooges.

As a songwriter, Casey is best remembered for writing the lyrics to "Sweet Georgia Brown" in 1925.[2]



  1. ^ Wlaschin, Ken (2008). The Silent Cinema in Song, 1896- 1929. McFarland & Company. p. 10. ISBN 978-0786438044. 
  2. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Kenneth Casey Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 12 April 2016. 


  • John Holmstrom, The Moving Picture Boy: An International Encyclopaedia from 1895 to 1995, Norwich, Michael Russell, 1996, pp. 12-13.

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