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Actor Harry Carey Jnr passes away

Actor Harry Carey Jnr passes away

THE actor Harry Carey Jnr, who will be remembered for his appearances in some of the best westerns ever made, has passed away. He was 91.

Mr. Carey, whose father was a film star in the 1920s and 1930s, followed his father in working for the director John Ford — a move which was to mark the beginning of a log association with John Wayne.

Ford cast him as the boyish sidekick to Wayne in such movies as She Wore A Yellow Ribbon (1949), Wagon Master (1950) and The Searchers (1956).

Mr. Carey was to become a long-time member of the so-called John Ford Stock Company — the actors who regularly appeared in the director’s films, becoming familiar faces to millions of film fans across the world.

But he also worked for many other directors in films which included, Red River (1948), Thunder Across The Pacific (1951) and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953).

During a career which was to span 50-years, Mr. Carey appeared in almost 100 films. He also enjoyed success in television over the years with appearances in a range of shows including Bonanza, The Virginian and Dallas.

His later film work included The Whales Of August (1987), Back To The Future Part III (1990) and Wyatt Earp: Return To Tombstone (1994).

Mr. Carey passed away at a hospice in Santa Barbara.

To view a Youtube tribute to Harry Carey, click here.

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