Harry Davenport

Actor
During a career that spanned both the silent era and the talkies, Harry Davenport was often cast as grandfathers, doctors, judges, and ministers. He is best known for playing Dr. Meade in the Civil War epic "Gone with ... Read more »
Born: 01/19/1866 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (77)

Adventure of the Action Hunters 1987 (Movie)

Men at Gas Pump (Actor)

Meet Me in St. Louis 1977 (Movie)

Grandpa (Actor)

That Forsyte Woman 1949 (Movie)

Old Jolyon Forsyte (Actor)

Little Women 1948 (Movie)

Dr. Barnes (Actor)

Stallion Road 1947 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer 1947 (Movie)

Thaddeus (Actor)

Music For Millions 1945 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

This Love of Ours 1945 (Movie)

(Actor)

Adventure 1944 (Movie)

Dr. Ashlon (Actor)

The Ox-Bow Incident 1942 (Movie)

Arthur Davies (Actor)

Larceny, Inc. 1941 (Movie)

Homer Bigelow (Actor)

Ten Gentlemen From West Point 1941 (Movie)

Bane (Actor)

Kings Row 1940 (Movie)

Col Skeffington (Actor)

That Uncertain Feeling 1940 (Movie)

Jones (Actor)

All This, and Heaven Too 1939 (Movie)

Pierre (Actor)

Foreign Correspondent 1939 (Movie)

(Actor)

Gone With the Wind 1939 (Movie)

Doctor Meade (Actor)

Juarez 1939 (Movie)

Dr. Samuel Basch (Actor)

Too Many Husbands 1939 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1938 (Movie)

(Actor)

You Can't Take It With You 1938 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Cowboy and the Lady 1937 (Movie)

Uncle Hannibal Smith (Actor)

The Rage of Paris 1937 (Movie)

Pop the Caretaker (Actor)

Mr. Dodd Takes the Air 1936 (Movie)

Doc Jeremiah George Quinn (Actor)

The Life of Emile Zola 1936 (Movie)

(Actor)

Wells Fargo 1936 (Movie)

Ingalls - Banker (Actor)

The Scoundrel 1934 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Boy, a Girl, and A Dog (Movie)

Gramps (Actor)

Armored Car (Movie)

Pop Logan (Actor)

Blue Skies (Movie)

(Actor)

Claudia and David (Movie)

Dr. Harry (Actor)

Courage of Lassie (Movie)

Judge Payson (Actor)

Death of a Champion (Movie)

Guy Lanyard (Actor)

Down to the Sea in Ships (Movie)

Mr. Harris (Actor)

Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (Movie)

Judge (Actor)

Exile Express (Movie)

Dr. Hite (Actor)

First Lady (Movie)

Charles (Actor)

Fit for a King (Movie)

Archduke Julio (Actor)

Fly-Away Baby (Movie)

Col. Higgam (Actor)

Gold Is Where You Find It (Movie)

Dr. Parsons (Actor)

Government Girl (Movie)

Una O'Connor (Actor)

Granny Get Your Gun (Movie)

Nate (Actor)

His Woman (Movie)

Customs Inspector (Actor)

I Wanted Wings (Movie)

"Sandbags" Riley (Actor)

Jack London (Movie)

Prof. Hilliard (Actor)

King of Hockey (Movie)

Tom McKenna (Actor)

Kismet (Movie)

Agha (Actor)

Lady Luck (Movie)

Judge Martin (Actor)

Legion of Terror (Movie)

(Actor)

Lucky Partners (Movie)

Judge (Actor)

Made for Each Other (Movie)

Dr. Healy (Actor)

Meet John Doe (Movie)

Ex-owner of Bulletin (Actor)

Mountain Justice (Movie)

Printer (Actor)

My Wife's Relatives (Movie)

Grandpa Higgins (Actor)

One Foot in Heaven (Movie)

Elias Samson (Actor)

Pardon My Past (Movie)

Grandpa Pemberton (Actor)

Riding High (Movie)

Johnson, butler (Actor)

Should Husbands Work? (Movie)

Grandpa Higgins (Actor)

Son of Fury (Movie)

Amos Kidder (Actor)

Sport of Kings (TV Show)

Actor

Tail Spin (Movie)

T.P. Lester (Actor)

Tales of Manhattan (Movie)

Professor Lyons (Actor)

Tell It to the Judge (Movie)

Judge MacKenzie Meredith (Actor)

That Lady in Ermine (Movie)

Luigi (Actor)

The Amazing Mrs. Holliday (Movie)

Commodore (Actor)

The Case of the Black Cat (Movie)

Peter Laxter (Actor)

The Farmer's Daughter (Movie)

Dr. Matthew Sutven (Actor)

The Great Garrick (Movie)

Innkeeper of Turk's Head (Actor)

The Impatient Years (Movie)

Minister (Actor)

The Perfect Specimen (Movie)

Carl Carter (Actor)

The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (Movie)

Judge (Actor)

The Thin Man Goes Home (Movie)

Dr. Bertram Charles (Actor)

Three Daring Daughters (Movie)

Dr. Cannon (Actor)

Three Men on a Horse (Movie)

William (Actor)

Too Young to Know (Movie)

Judge Boller (Actor)

Under Cover of Night (Movie)

Dr. Reed (Actor)

Young Fugitives (Movie)

Joel Bentham (Actor)
Director (1)

The Island of Regeneration (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

During a career that spanned both the silent era and the talkies, Harry Davenport was often cast as grandfathers, doctors, judges, and ministers. He is best known for playing Dr. Meade in the Civil War epic "Gone with the Wind", 1939's Academy Award winner for Best Picture and the highest-grossing film of the Golden Age of American movies. During the making of "Gone with the Wind", the cast and crew honored Davenport's 69th year in show business by presenting him with a personalized actor's chair. After "Gone with the Wind"'s monumental success, Davenport was cast in a number of Oscar-caliber films, including 1939's "Hunchback of Notre Dame"; 1942's coming-of-age-drama "Kings Row"; and the 1943 western "The Ox-Bow Incident", as the sole voice of reason in a bloodthirsty lynch mob. Relegated to playing mostly older characters, Davenport continued acting in movies until his death in 1949 at the age of 83.

Relationships

Mrs. Wallace Reid Director

Daughter

Alice Davenport Actor

Wife

Ann Davenport

Daughter

Dorothy Davenport

Daughter

Kate Davenport

Daughter

Arthur Davenport

Son

Arthur Rankin Jr. Producer

Grandson

Phyllis Rankin Actor

Wife
Married 1901 until her death 1934

Milestones

1912

First film as actor and director

1871

First role on stage

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