Harry Davenport's immediate neighbors in , are 6 individuals in 4 households.
What perfect casting to have Harry Davenport and Lucille Watson play Nick Charles’s parents. I will have to tivo this when next it comes on TCM. Enjoyed this look at Davenport’s career-he was a great one!
Faithful in My Fashion (1946)Stars: Donna Reed, Tom Drake, Edward Everett Horton, Spring Byington, Sig Ruman, Harry Davenport, Margaret Hamilton ~ Director: Sidney Salkow
Harry Davenport’s background and accomplishments are as impressive as his varied roles. He continues to win the affection of his audience and your article is a fine and worthy tribute.
Harry Davenport Born: January 19, 1866 Died: August 9, 1949
It's wonderful to read about another very recognizable face on this blog. Often I know I've seen someone in several films, but I can't think where and don't know his name, if someone asked. Thank you for shedding light on Harry Davenport. I look forward to seeing these fine films you've recommended. You picked a good person to showcase. I didn't realize how many films I had seen of this fine actor. Although, I haven't seen all five of the films you suggested, I was shocked to learn how many others I had seen. I can recommend in addition to , , and , several others: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; and . To think, I didn't know his name before this showcase. Thank you for showcasing Harry Davenport.
1949 - Harry Davenport Dead; Actor from Canton Stage and Screen Star
You are very welcome. You're right about Harry Davenport being such a recognizable face in so many films. He was such a wonderful character actor that I thought he deserves a showcase applauding his talent. I am pleased to shed light on him for you, and hopefully for others as well. He is truly one of my favorites. Thanks for recommending 15 additional films of Harry's. He was a part of so many films, and many of them very well known. I also look forward to seeing more of his films. What a fine actor and person Harry Davenport was. It was my pleasure to do a showcase for him.
See Background Report to Learn the Truth about Harry Davenport.
Harry Davenport appeared in three films which won the Academy Award for "Best film": film biography (1937), (1938) starring and , and as Dr. Meade in (1939). Some of his other film roles are a lone resident in a ghost town in (1942), filmed on location in Death Valley, and the aged in (1939) with and . He also had supporting roles in 's thriller (1940), 's western (1942) and in (1943) with . Davenport also played the grandfather of in 's classic (1944) and the great-uncle of and in (1947). His last film, 's (1950), was released after his death.
Harry Davenport played those parts often, and to perfection, in a career that lasted no less than 78 years. He was a member of an acting dynasty that stretches from the 18th century to the present with connections to the Barrymores and the Drews. A stage performer for most of his life, he began the major portion of his movie career when he was nearly 70. Reeling from the Great Depression and the death of his wife, Davenport would prove to be as indomitable in life as he was on the screen. He faced his grief and financial reversals, loaded his car, and set out alone for California. In the ensuing fourteen years, he would make 116 films, and become the grand old man of Hollywood's Golden Age.Harry Davenport was born in Philadelphia, his parents being Edwin LoomisDavenport and Fanny Vining Davenport. They were married in Londonjust a century ago Jan. 8, 1849 after a courtship, which found themtogether in many stage shows. They continued to appear together untildeath separated them.Harry Davenport was Dr. Meade in the 1939 famed movie, GONE WITH THE WIND, working with Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh. Playing Dr. Barnes, Harry Davenport was in LITTLE WOMEN in 1949 with Peter Lawford, Margaret O'Brien, and Elizabeth Taylor.The early 1930s brought hard sledding to the Davenports. HarryDavenports chin didnt drop although his fortunes did. He rangedthe hills, picking wild strawberries, which were made into preserves byhis talented wife. These preserves found a ready market in New Yorkand the enterprise grew until Davenport recruited boys to help him withthe picking. He offered bicycles as prizes. It was about thistime that the tea room was opened in the old tavern south of Canton.