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Harry Carey, Jr.
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Actor
    (May 16, 1921-December 27, 2012)
    Born in Saugus, California
    Birth name was Henry George Carey
    Son of actor Harry Carey
    Appeared in the films 'Red River' (1948), '3 Godfathers' (1948), 'She Wore a Yellow Ribbon' (1949), 'Wagon Master' (1950), 'Rio Grande' (1950), 'Sweethearts on Parade' (1953), 'The Long Gray Line' (1955), 'Mister Roberts' (1955), 'The Searchers' (1956), 'The Great Locomotive Chase' (1956), 'From Hell to Texas' (1958), 'Two Rode Together' (1961), 'Cheyenne Autumn' (1964), 'Billy the Kid vs. Dracula' (1966), 'Death of a Gunfighter' (1969), 'The Undefeated' (1969), 'Big Jake' (1971), 'Cahill U.S. Marshall' (1973), 'The Long Riders' (1980), 'Gremlins' (1984), 'Mask' (1985), 'The Whales of August' (1987), 'Back to the Future Part III' (1990) and 'Tombstone' (1993)
    Portrayed Bill Burnett in the 'Spin and Marty' segments of 'The Mickey Mouse Club' (1955-57)
    Appeared in the TV series 'Wagon Train,' 'Have Gun -- Will Travel,' 'Bonanza' and 'Gunsmoke'
    Wrote the memoirs 'Company of Heroes: My Life as an Actor in the John Ford Stock Company' (1994)
    During WWII, he was transferred from the Pacific Theater stateside to serve in the film unit headed by his father's friend, director John Ford.
    He unsuccessfully tried to launch a career as a singer.
    He later regretted following the advice of Ford and John Wayne and changing his name from Henry to Harry, Jr.
    Because of the many Indians working on his parents' ranch, he learned to speak Navajo before he learned English.
    He originally served in the Navy as a medical corpsman and he protested against being transferred to the States.
    For 'Rio Grande' (1950), he and Ben Johnson learned to ride two horses while standing, with one foot on the back of each horse.
    He was married to Marilyn Fix for 68 years until his death.
    Director Joe Dante said, 'You got a lot of free movie history when you cast him.'

Credit: C. Fishel


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