Leonard Carey

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Leonard Carey
Carey, c. 1925
Born(1887-02-23)23 February 1887
Died11 September 1977(1977-09-11) (aged 90)
Resting placeChapel Of The Pines Crematory
Years active1937–1957

Leonard Carey (25 February 1887 – 11 September 1977)[1] was an English character actor who very often played butlers in Hollywood films of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. He was also active in television during the 1950s. He is perhaps best known for his role as the beach hermit, Ben, in Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca (1940).

One of his biggest roles was as "Dusty" in the film, Moon Over Her Shoulder (1941) with John Sutton. Other memorable appearances included roles in The Awful Truth (1937), Heaven Can Wait (1943), Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train (1951), Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952) and Thunder in the East (1953).

Carey retired from acting in the late 1950s.[citation needed] He died at aged 90 in Los Angeles. His interment was at Chapel of the Pines Crematory.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Ellenberger, Allan R. (May 2001). Celebrities in Los Angeles Cemeteries: A Directory. McFarland. p. 23. ISBN 978-0-7864-0983-9. Retrieved 17 April 2021.

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