“Forgotten Hollywood”- The Passing of a Western Veteran…

Posted on December 28, 2012 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   Harry Carey Jr. was a screen star in scores of Westerns, and a valued member of the stock company of actors used by director John Ford. He also appeared with The Duke in almost a dozen motion pictures. During World War II, he worked with Ford on documentaries for the Navy as an enlisted man.

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carey6<——— Harry Carey Jr. was the son of a Oscar-nominated character actor (Harry Carey Sr. had a long career that  transcended from the Silent Era into Hollywood’s Golden Age).  Carey Jr. established a long career of his own. He co-starred in notable Ford films, such as She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, 3 Godfathers, Wagon Master, Rio Grande, Mister RobertsThe Searchers, Two Rode Togetherand Cheyenne Autumn. Other movies include the Howard Hawks classics:  Red River, Monkey Business, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and Rio Bravo. His final flick with John Wayne was Cahill US Marshal in 1973.

   In the 1960s, Harry Carey Jr. transitioned seemlessly to television Westerns, with guest-starring roles in Have Gun  Will Travel, The Legend of Jesse James, Wagon Train, Gray Ghost, Whispering Smith, Tombstone Territory, Bonanza, The Rounders, and Gunsmoke.

   Carey Jr. appeared in Back to the Future Part III in a saloon scene set in 1885. In 1993, he made a cameo in Tombstone as Marshal Fred White.

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