Harry Davenport
Actor
Harry Davenport
Harold George Bryant "Harry" Davenport was an American film and stage actor. He appeared in a number of roles in many famous films from the early 1900s to the late 1940s. His specialty was playing grandfathers, judges, doctors, and ministers. He is perhaps best known for playing Dr. Meade in Gone with the Wind (1939).
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Schools axe link to Pakistan Bin Laden town - AFP
Google News - over 5 years
"The scheme, which was a British Council-funded initiative, was programmed to come to an end around this time and this has now happened," said Harry Davenport, director of education in Blackburn. "A decision was taken in consultation with headteachers
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Family calls on Guardian readers for historical help - Northwich Guardian
Google News - almost 6 years
Her research has so far revealed that Harry Davenport, the grandfather of her husband, Ian, worked as a confectioner and baker in Chester Road, in Castle, in the 1920s. And the 45-year-old is now appealing for memories from Northwich residents to
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SPOTLIGHT; Judy With Punch
NYTimes - over 18 years
Like a cooling, delectable lemonade, MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (1944) suffuses the screen with a homey musical glow - an ideal showcase for the young Judy Garland (above, with Tom Drake) as the focus of a winning Missouri clan during a World's Fair. Vincente Minnelli smoothingly pilots the vignettes of family upset and young love based on Sally Benson's
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SPOTLIGHT;Love and Politics
NYTimes - over 21 years
Loretta Young (above) copped an Oscar for her portrayal of a spunky Swedish servant who campaigns for a Congressional berth against the man she loves, Joseph Cotten, in THE FARMER'S DAUGHTER (1947). H.C. Potter directed this classy, bracing comedy drama - SUNDAY at NOON on CINEMAX. The first-rate supporting cast includes Ethel Barrymore, Charles
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Home Video
NYTimes - about 25 years
In a CBS News documentary released on videotape today, a former radar operator looks back. Early on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, he reported a "large indication" of aircraft streaking in from the sea toward Pearl Harbor. No one, he says, was very interested. The CBS tape, "Remember Pearl Harbor," is one of several new videos that commemorate the
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CRITICS' CHOICES; CABLE TV
NYTimes - almost 31 years
One durable joy of home-screen film watching is the cavalcade of cameo players - some familiar, some not. Take ''The Gold Rush'' (1925), Charlie Chaplin's classic Klondike caper, and the hirsute, explosive villain, a hulking actor named Mack Swain - Monday at 10 A.M. and 8 P.M., Thursday at 8:30 A.M., Friday at 6:30 A.M. ''Son of Fury'' (1942), one
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1949
    Age 83
    The 10 August 1949 Canton Sunday Telegram obituary noted that the couple were together until her death, contrary to reports that he divorced her and re-married.
    More Details Hide Details Through his marriage to Phyllis, he was the brother-in-law of Lionel Barrymore, who was married at the time to Phyllis' sister Doris. Phyllis's father, McKee Rankin, had been the top actor at the Arch Street Theater, which was run by Lionel's grandmother and Sidney's mother, Louisa Lane Drew. He was the grandfather of producer Dirk Wayne Summers, Arthur Rankin Jr. and Wallace Reid Jr. After Phyllis's death, Davenport moved to Los Angeles and lived with his now-grown children. He died of a heart attack at the age of 83.
  • FORTIES
  • 1914
    Age 48
    His film debut came in 1914 with silent film Too Many Husbands, in which he played a man trying to keep his love-struck nephew away from a young woman he had raised as his daughter.
    More Details Hide Details Later that same year, he starred in Fogg's Millions co-starring Rose Tapley. The film would go on to become the first in a series of silent comedy shorts. In addition, he also directed eleven silent features during the pre-World War I era, including many of the films in the Mr. and Mrs. Jarr series. In 1913, he co-founded, along with actor Eddie Foy, the Actors Equity Association, an American labor union for actors. The original organization, known as The White Rats, was spearheaded by Davenport. After a nine month stretch, the actors' group united in defiance of the appalling treatment of actors by theater owners such as the Shubert family and David Belasco, among others, by refusing to appear on stage by striking. The actions of the association caused the closure of all the theaters on Broadway, the only exception being theaters owned by George M. Cohan's company.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1896
    Age 30
    After divorcing Alice in 1896, he married actress Phyllis Rankin, that same year.
    More Details Hide Details They had four children, all actors: Arthur Rankin (father of Arthur Rankin, Jr., founder of the Rankin/Bass animation studio), Ned Davenport, Ann Davenport, and Kate Davenport.
  • 1893
    Age 27
    He married Alice Davenport in 1893.
    More Details Hide Details They had one daughter, Dorothy Davenport, who also became an actress.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1866
    Age 0
    Born on January 19, 1866.
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