Dec 31, 2012

By Bob Komsic

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He wasn’t a headliner but was one of Hollywood’s most enduring character actors.

Harry Carey Jr. has died at a hospice in Santa Barbara, California at age 91.

He appeared in the John Wayne classic “The Searchers”, which was directed by John Ford and was the last surviving member of the so-called John Ford “Stock Company”, a reference to the mercurial director’s penchant for working with the same actors on many films.

He was the son of legendary Western movie actor Harry Carey, and although he never became a star, he worked steadily over the decades as a reliable character actor.

It was Ford and Wayne who gave Carey Jr. his most memorable screen roles in films such as ”The Searchers,” ”She Wore a Yellow Ribbon” and ”Wagon Master”.

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