John Carradine

American actor (1906-1988) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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John Carradine (/ˈkærədn/ KARR-ə-deen; born Richmond Reed Carradine; February 5, 1906 – November 27, 1988) was an American actor, considered one of the greatest character actors in American cinema.[1][2] He was a member of Cecil B. DeMille's stock company and later John Ford's company, known for his roles in horror films, Westerns, and Shakespearean theater, most notably portraying Count Dracula in House of Frankenstein (1944), House of Dracula (1945), Billy the Kid Versus Dracula (1966), and Nocturna: Granddaughter of Dracula (1979). Among his other notable roles was “Preacher Casy” in John Ford’s The Grapes of Wrath. In later decades of his career, he starred mostly in low-budget B-movies. In total, he holds 351 film and television credits, making him one of the most prolific English-speaking film and television actors of all time.

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John Carradine
Carradine in a 1967 publicity photo
Richmond Reed Carradine

(1906-02-05)February 5, 1906
New York City, U.S.
DiedNovember 27, 1988(1988-11-27) (aged 82)
Milan, Italy
Other namesPeter Richmond
Years active1930–1988
Ardanelle McCool Cosner
(m. 1935; div. 1944)
Sonia Sorel
(m. 1944; div. 1956)
Doris Rich
(m. 1957; died 1971)
Emily Cisneros
(m. 1975)
Children5, including David, Keith, and Robert

Carradine was married four times, had five children, and was the patriarch of the Carradine family, including four sons and four grandchildren who are or were also actors.

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