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Encyclopedia > John Carradine
John Carradine

Carradine in The Hurricane (1937)
Birth name Richmond Reed Carradine
Born February 5, 1906(1906-02-05)
Flag of the United States New York, New York, United States
Died November 27, 1988 (aged 82)
Flag of Italy Milan, Italy
Other name(s) Peter Richmond
Spouse(s) Ardanelle McCool Cosner
Sonia Sorel
Doris Rich
Emily Cisneros

John Carradine (February 5, 1906November 27, 1988) was a Daytime Emmy Award-winning American actor, perhaps best known for his roles in horror films and Westerns. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Hurricane is a 1937 film directed by John Ford about a tropical cyclone in the Pacific Ocean. ... is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... is the 331st day of the year (332nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... For other uses, see Milan (disambiguation). ... is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... is the 331st day of the year (332nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... The Daytime Emmy Awards are awards presented by the New York-based National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Los Angeles-based Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in recognition of excellence in American daytime television programming. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ...

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Biography

Early life

Carradine was born Richmond Reed Carradine in New York City, the son of Genevieve Winifred (Richmond), a surgeon, and William Reed Carradine, a correspondent for the Associated Press.[1] He originally planned a career as a painter and sculptor. He began his career in show business as a Shakespearean dramatic actor and made his cinematic debut in 1930 under the name Peter Richmond. He adopted the stage name "John Carradine" in 1935, and legally took the name as his own two years later. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Career

Carradine appeared in ten John Ford productions, including The Grapes of Wrath (1940) and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962). He also portrayed the Biblical hero Aaron in The Ten Commandments (1956). He did considerable stage work, much of which provided his only opportunity to work in a classic drama context. He toured with his own Shakespearean company in the 1940s, playing Hamlet and Macbeth. His Broadway roles included Ferdinand in a 1946 production of John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi, the Ragpicker in a 13-month run of Jean Giraudoux's The Madwoman of Chaillot, Lycus in a 15-month run of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and DeLacey in the expensive one-night flop Frankenstein in 1981. He also toured in road companies of such shows as Tobacco Road and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in which he was properly emaciated as the cancer-ridden Big Daddy. For other persons named John Ford, see John Ford (disambiguation). ... The Grapes of Wrath is a 1940 film directed by John Ford. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is a classic Western movie made in 1962, starring James Stewart, John Wayne and Lee Marvin, and directed by John Ford. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Ten Commandments is a 1956 motion picture dramatizing the Biblical story of Moses, an Egyptian prince-turned deliverer of the Hebrew slaves. ... Hamlet and Horatio in the cemetery by Eugène Delacroix For other uses, see Hamlet (disambiguation). ... Macbeth and Banquo meeting the witches on the heath by Théodore Chassériau. ... John Webster (c. ... The Duchess of Malfi is a macabre, tragic play, written by the English dramatist John Webster and first performed in 1614 at the Globe Theatre in London, and published for the first time in 1623. ... Hippolyte Jean Giraudoux (October 29, 1882 - January 31, 1944) was a French dramatist who wrote internationally acclaimed plays. ... The Madwoman of Chaillot is a 1969 satirical comedy-drama film made by Commonwealth United Entertainment and distributed by Warner Bros-Seven Arts. ... Hi! Youre car can speak <a href=http://immobilizer. ... Tobacco Road is a term that refers to the tobacco producing area of North Carolina, and is often used when referring to sports (particularly basketball) played between rival North Carolina universities. ... Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a Tony-nominated play by Tennessee Williams. ...


Carradine claimed to have appeared in more than 450 movies, but only 225 movies can be documented (He did not bother to differentiate between theatrical movies and TV shows shot on film.) He often played eccentric, mad or diabolical characters, especially in the horror genre with which he had become identified as a "star" by the mid-1940s. He appeared in seemingly dozens of low-budget horror films in the 1940s, in order to finance a touring classical theatre company. He even sang the theme song to one film he appeared in briefly, Red Zone Cuba. He also made more than 100 television appearances, including recurring guest appearances as mortician Mr. Gateman on The Munsters. In 1985, Carradine won a Daytime Emmy award for his performance as an eccentric old man who lives by the railroad tracks in the Young People's Special, 'Umbrella Joe'. Carradine's last released film credit was Bikini Drive-In, released years after his death. “Horror Movie” redirects here. ... Red Zone Cuba, also known as Night Train to Mundo Fine, is considered to be one of the worst films of all time. ... The Munsters is an American television sitcom depicting the home life of a family of monsters. ... The Daytime Emmy Awards are awards presented by the New York-based National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Los Angeles-based Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in recognition of excellence in American daytime television programming. ... This article is about the womens bathing suit. ...


In 1982 he did the voice of the Great Owl in the animated feature The Secret of NIMH. Mrs. ...


Carradine's deep, resonant voice earned him the nickname "The Voice". He was also known as the "Bard of the Boulevard" from his idiosyncratic habit of strolling Hollywood streets while reciting Shakespearean soliloquys, something he always denied. For his contribution to the motion picture industry, John Carradine has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6240 Hollywood Blvd. In 2003, he was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The 1999 book "John Carradine: The Films" (McFarland & Co.) features introductions by directors Joe Dante and Fred Olen Ray, a 43-page Carradine bio by Gregory William Mank, and a movie-by-movie rundown by Tom Weaver. ... Soliloquy is an audible oratory or conversation with oneself. ... Buskers perform on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ... The Hall of Great Western Performers is a Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States. ... Bronze Wrangler The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is a museum and art gallery, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, housing one of the largest collections of: Western, American cowboy, American rodeo, and American Indian; art, artifacts, and archival materials, in the world. ... OKC redirects here. ...


Personal life

Carradine's four sons all became actors: David Carradine, Robert Carradine, Keith Carradine and Bruce Carradine. David's show, Kung Fu, featured his father John and half-brother Robert in the episode Dark Angel. John would appear as the same character, the Reverend Serenity Johnson, in two more episodes: The Nature of Evil and Ambush. David Carradine (born John Arthur Carradine on December 8, 1936 in Hollywood, California) is an American actor. ... Robert Carradine as Lewis Skolnick Robert Carradine (born March 24, 1954) is an American actor. ... Keith Carradine (born August 8, 1949, in San Mateo, California) is an actor and Academy Award-winning songwriter born into a family of actors. ... Kung Fu is a television series that ran for three years beginning in 1972, about the adventures of a Shaolin monk in the Wild West armed only with his skill in martial arts. ...


Carradine was married four times. His wives were: Ardanelle McCool, mother of Bruce and David, from 1935 to 1941; Sonia Sorel, mother of Keith and Robert, from 1944 to 1956; Doris Rich, 1957 to 1971, ending in her death; and Emily Cisneros, 1975 to 1988, who survived him. David Carradine (born John Arthur Carradine on December 8, 1936 in Hollywood, California) is an American actor. ... Keith Carradine (born August 8, 1949, in San Mateo, California) is an actor and Academy Award-winning songwriter born into a family of actors. ... Robert Carradine as Lewis Skolnick Robert Carradine (born March 24, 1954) is an American actor. ...


Carradine suffered from painful and crippling arthritis during his later years, but continued working nonetheless. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is traditionally considered a chronic, inflammatory autoimmune disorder that causes the immune system to attack the joints. ...


Filmography

This is a list of John Carradine films. ...

References

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John Carradine - Biography - Moviefone (471 words)
Though best known to modern filmgoers as a horror star, cadaverous John Carradine was, in his prime, one of the most versatile character actors on the silver screen.
The son of a journalist father and physician mother, Carradine was given an expensive education in Philadelphia and New York.
His first major role was the sadistic prison guard in John Ford's Prisoner of Shark Island (1936), which launched a long and fruitful association with Ford, culminating in such memorable screen characterizations as the gentleman gambler in Stagecoach (1939) and Preacher Casy ("I lost the callin'!") in The Grapes of Wrath (1940).
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