Macdonald Carey Biography (1913-1994)

Born March 15, 1913, in Sioux City, IA; died of lung cancer, March 21, 1994,in Beverly Hills, CA. Radio, stage, film and television actor. Carey was a daytime television institution whose role of the fatherly Dr. Tom Horton on theNBC soap opera Days of Our Lives lasted almost thirty years and earned him two Emmy awards. In his youth he attended Phillips Exeter Academy and the Universities of Wisconsin and Iowa, later touring the country with a group of Shakespearean actors, the Globe Players. One of his first film roles was as a young marine in 1942's Wake Island, and the experience so excited him that he overcame an eye ailment in order to serve in the Pacific theater from 1942 to1945. Though he went on to appear in more than fifty films--including AlfredHitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt--Carey's real success began as a radio actor onsuch series as John's Other Wife. His work in radio led naturally to television, and in 1965 he began his career on Days of Our Lives, a career that lasted until his death. In addition to his role as Dr. Horton, Carey also intonedthe series' famous introduction: "Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives." He was also an author, producing two books of poetry,A Day in the Life and That Further Hill, and an autobiography, The Days of MyLife.

Birth Details
March 15, 1913
Sioux City, Iowa, United States
Death Details
March 21, 1994
Beverly Hills, California, United States

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