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Carey, Harry, Jr., 1921-2012



  • Existence: 1921 - 2012-12-27


Harry Carey, Jr. (1921-2012) was an American actor.

Harry George Carey, Jr. was born on May 16, 1921, in Santa Clarita, California to actor Harry Carey and Olive Fuller Golden Carey. He served during WWII in the United States Navy as a medical corpsman, but was later transferred to work stateside in motion picture production. He married Marilyn Fix in 1944, and they had four children. After the war, Carey remained in the film industry, taking up acting like his father. He eventually appeared in over 90 films, many of them Westerns, as well as on television. Carey also worked as a documentary filmmaker and as an author. He died on December 27, 2012, in Santa Barbara, California.

Wagon master [MP] 1950: credits (cast, Harry Carey); LCCN 92500403 (usage: Harry Carey, Jr.)

Int'l. mo. pic. alm., 1993: p. 55 (Carey, Harry, Jr.; b. May 16, 1921 in Saugus, CA; film and television actor)

LC database, Dec. 31, 2012 (hdg.: Carey, Harry, 1921- ; usage: Harry Carey, Jr.)

Wikipedia WWW site, Dec. 31, 2012 (under Harry Carey, Jr.: Henry George "Dobe" Carey, Jr.; b. May 16, 1921, Saugus, Calif.; d. Dec. 27, 2012, Santa Barbara, Calif.; actor; appeared in over 90 films including several John Ford Westerns, as well as numerous television series)

Internet movie database, via WWW, Oct. 2, 2013 (Harry Carey Jr.; Harry Carey; Henry George Carey; b. May 16, 1921 in Saugus, Calif.; d. Dec. 27, 2012 in Santa Barbara, Calif.; parents: Harry Carey and Olive Fuller Golden Carey; served in U.S. Navy during World War II as medical corpsman and motion picture production; later took up acting; m. 1944 to Marilyn Fix, four children; documentary filmmaker, author)

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Carey family photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 514
Scope and Contents

Collection includes 1162 photographs of the Carey family taken between the 1900s and the 1970s. The photographs document the acting careers of the Carey's, including movie stills, portraits, and personal photographs.

Dates: approximately 1900-1979

Harry Carey, Jr. papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1786
Scope and Contents

Contains certificates, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, programs, letters, screen plays, and telegrams related to Carey's career as an actor.

Dates: 1946-1980

John Ford's America

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2076-1
Scope and Contents

Documentary film on director John Ford, produced by Marino Amoruso and American Movie Classics. The film is hosted by Harry Carey Jr.

Dates: 1989