Harry Carey

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Henry DeWitt Carey II (January 16, 1878 – September 21, 1947) was an American actor. He was a well known silent movie actor who was seen many times as a Western hero.

One of his best known roles was as the President of the Senate (Vice President of the United States) in the drama movie Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939). He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

He was the father of Harry Carey Jr., who was also an actor. In 1920, he married actress Olive Fuller Golden.

Carey was born in The Bronx. He died of lung cancer and coronary thrombosis caused by a spider bite on September 21, 1947 in Los Angeles, aged 69.[1]

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  1. "Harry Carey Dies". Courier News (Bridgeport NJ). 22 Sep 1947. Retrieved 11 November 2018.