On this day, January 16th, 1878, Harry Dewitt Carey II is born in the Bronx, New York. Carey was one of silent film’s first successful actors. Carey’s father Henry Dewitt Carey was a prominent New Yorklawyer and judge of the New York Supreme Court. Carey also became very well known as one of the first stars of the Western film genre.
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