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Macdonald Carey

Macdonald Carey

D.O.B.: March 15, 1913 (Sioux City, IA)

D.O.D.: March 21, 1994 (Beverly Hills, CA)

Cause of Death:  Lung Cancer

Location: Holy Cross; Grotto; Lot 196; #19

Biographical Notes:

Actor MacDonald Carey started out as a Chicago-based radio actor and singer; among his early airwaves credits was a brief tenure as "Mr. First Nighter" in the anthology series of the same name. He also had a longer engagement as Dick Grosvenor on the daytime soap opera Stella Dallas.

He appeared prominently in several Paramount features from 1942 to 1949, including Hitchcock's "Shadow of a Doubt" which he played on loan-out to Universal.

In 1965 he got the role which he got the most fame for. He portrayed 'Doctor Tom Horton' which he played for almost 20 years on the TV soap opera "Days of Our Lives", till his death. His voice can still be heard on the opening to each episode: "Like sands from the hourglass, so are the days of our lives."

He and His wife Alice, had five children - twins Tommy and Addie, Mickey, Bill and Marie, whose lives have provided the main storylines over the years.

Appeared in:

"Roots" (1977) TV Mini Series

"Who Is the Black Dahlia?" (1975) TV

"Gidget Gets Married" (1972) TV

"Days of Our Lives" (1965) TV

"John Paul Jones" (1959) Movie

"Stranger at My Door" (1956) Movie

"My Wife's Best Friend" (1952) Movie

"The Great Gatsby" (1949) Movie

 

 

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