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Harry Carey Jr.

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Harry Carey Jr. Born: 05/16/1921
Birth Place: Saugus, California, USA
Death Place: Santa Barbara, California, USA
Died: 12/27/2012

Harry Carey, Jr. was born Henry G. Carey on May 16, 1921 on his father's 1,000 acre ranch near Saugus, CA. A popular star of silent Westerns and a frequent collaborator with director John Ford, Harry Carey, Sr. passed onto his son a love of horsemanship - so much so that Carey, Jr. was an accomplished rider while still a child. Due to the red hue of his hair, Carey's father called him Dobe, short for adobe, after the red clay used in the construction of his birthplace. Relocated with his family to Los Angeles' affluent Brentwood community when he was nine years old, Carey often rode horse over the Hollywood Hills to visit family friend Will Rogers, a humorist and star of stage and screen. In...

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