Long-time film actor Harry Carey, Jr. who appeared in more than 90 films and multiple TV series has passed away at 91.
The character actor starred in many Westerns, such as The Searchers and Wagon Master, as well as more mainstream films like Gremlins and Back to the Future Part III. His daughter, Melinda Carey, said her father passed away on Thursday of natural causes, and was surrounded by his family at a hospice facility in Santa Barbara, Calif. "He went out as gracefully as he came in," she said.
Carey was the son of silent-film Western star Harry Carey, Sr. and actress Olive Carey. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, sons, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
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A regular in director John Ford's westerns, the actor passed away of natural causes in Santa Barbara, California on Thursday (27Dec12).
The son of silent film star Harry Carey and actress Olive Carey, the veteran appeared in almost 100 movies, including 50 classic westerns such as She Wore A Yellow Ribbon and Rio Grande.
His father was a mentor to movie mogul Ford and a former collaborator and Carey, Jr. joined his dad on the big screen in Red River.
He also appeared in The Long Riders, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Southern Comfort.
The actor turned his back on dreams of becoming a singer and a cattleman when he was cast as a cowboy in 1946's Rolling Home and he found a fan in John Wayne, who recommended Carey, Jr. for supporting roles in films he made with Howard Hawks and Ford. The two actors went on to appear opposite each other in a number of classic films, including Red River, The Searchers and Rio Grande.
He was inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 2003, and awarded a coveted Golden Boot by the Motion Pictures & Television Fund Foundation in the late 1980s.
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No injuries were reported from the fire — but the blaze did damage two buildings (causing one building to partially collapse). Perry himself inspected the scene both Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, but has yet to offer comment on the situation. His employees have also been instructed not to speak to the press.
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[MyFoxAtlanta, Atlanta Journal-Constitution]
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