Harry Carey, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1947) was born on January 16, 1878.

January 16, 1878

Harry Carey, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1947) was born on January 16, 1878.

Henry DeWitt Carey II was an American actor and one of silent film's earliest superstars, usually cast as a Western hero. One of his best known performances is as the president of the United States Senate in the drama film Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He was the father of Harry Carey Jr., who was also a prominent actor.