Harry Carey Jr., character actor, dead at 91
Character actor Harry Carey Jr., who starred in "Grermlins" and "Back to the Future Part III," has died in California at the age of 91.
His daughter, Melinda Carey, says he died Thursday of natural causes at a hospice facility in Santa Barbara, Calif.
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Carey's career spanned more than 50 years and included such John Ford films as "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" and "The Searchers." He also appeared in such Westerns as "3 Godfathers" and "Wagon Master."
His memoir, "Company of Heroes: My Life as an Actor in the John Ford Stock Company," was published in 1994.
Carey was the son of silent-film Western star Harry Carey Sr. and actress Olive Carey.
According to the movie website iMDb, Carey was a Navy medical corpsman during WWII, serving in the Pacific Theater. He tried unsuccessfully to launch a singing career before he turned to acting. His first movie was the 1948 John Wayne film, "Red River," in which his father also had a part.
He is survived by his wife, son, two daughters, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
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