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Harry Carey (Henry DeWitt Carey II)

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Biography

The Bronx, New York, USA
Born in New York City to a Judge of Special Sessions who was also president of a sewing machine company. Grew up on City Island, New York. Attended Hamilton Military Academy and turned down an appointment to West Point to attend New York Law School, where his law school classmates included future New York City mayor James J. Walker. After a boating accident which led to pneumonia, Carey wrote a play while recuperating and toured the country in it for three years, earning a great deal of money, all of which evaporated after his next play was a failure. Read more...

Actor

Character: Jack Locasto

The Trail of '98 1928

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Character: Aloysius 'Trader' Horn

Trader Horn 1931

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Character: Himself

The Movie Album 1931

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Character: Jed Slocum

Barbary Coast 1935

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Character: Commandant of Fort Jefferson

The Prisoner of Shark Island 1936

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Character: Silver Jackson

Kid Galahad 1937

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Character: Captain of 'William Brown'

Souls at Sea 1937

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Character: Jerome Morris

You and Me 1938

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Character: Daniel Howitt

The Shepherd of the Hills 1941

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Character: Lem Smoot

Duel in the Sun 1946

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Character: Marshal Wistful McClintock

Angel and the Badman 1947

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Character: Head Judge at County Fair

So Dear to My Heart 1948

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Character: Actor in 'Law and Order'

Legends of the West 1992

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Character: Actor 'Straight Shooting'

Hollywood 1980

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Character: Actor 'Mr. Smith Goes to Washington'

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Stewart 1980

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