Harry Davenport

Harry Davenport

  • Born on
    • January 19th, 1866
  • Died on
    • August 9th, 1949
Harold George Bryant Davenport was an American film and stage actor who worked in show business from the age of six until his death. After a long and prolific Broadway career, he came to Hollywood in the 1930s, where he often played grandfathers, judges, doctors, and ministers. His roles include Dr. Meade in Gone with the Wind (1939) and Grandpa in Meet Me in St. Louis (1944). Bette Davis once called Davenport "without a doubt [. . .] the greatest character actor of all time."

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Acting (48 Credits)

1950Riding High as Johnson
1949Tell It to the Judge as Judge MacKenzie Meredith
1949That Forsyte Woman as Old Jolyon Forsyte
1949Down to the Sea in Ships as Benjamin Harris
1949Little Women as Dr. Barnes
1948That Lady in Ermine as Luigi
1948Three Daring Daughters as Dr. Cannon
1947The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer as Judge Thaddeus Turner
1947The Farmer's Daughter as Dr. Matthew Sulven
1947That Hagen Girl as Judge Merrivale
1946Courage of Lassie as Judge Payson
1945Adventure as Dr. Ashton
1944The Thin Man Goes Home as Dr. Bertram Charles
1944Music for Millions as Doctor
1944Meet Me in St. Louis as Grandpa
1944Kismet as Agha
1943December 7th as Mr. 'C'
1943Princess O'Rourke as Supreme Court Judge
1943Government Girl as Senator MacVickers
1942Larceny, Inc as Homer Bigelow
1942Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake as Amos Kidder
1942Kings Row as Colonel Skeffington
1942The Ox-Bow Incident as Arthur Davies
1942Tales of Manhattan as Prof. Lyons
1941That Uncertain Feeling as Jones
1941One Foot in Heaven as Elias Samson
1941The Bride Came C.O.D. as Pop Tolliver
1941Meet John Doe as Former Bulletin Owner (uncredited)
1940Lucky Partners as Judge
1940Too Many Husbands as George
1940Foreign Correspondent as Mr. Powers
1940All This, and Heaven Too as Pierre
1940Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet as Judge
1939The Hunchback of Notre Dame as King Louis XI
1939Juarez as Dr. Samuel Basch
1939The Story of Alexander Graham Bell as Judge Rider
1939Made for Each Other as Dr. Healy
1939Gone with the Wind as Dr. Meade
1938The Cowboy and the Lady as Uncle Hannibal Smith
1938The Rage of Paris as Pop, Caretaker
1938The Sisters as Doc Moore
1938Gold Is Where You Find It as Dr. Parsons
1938You Can't Take It with You as Judge
1938Marie Antoinette as Monsieur de Cosse (uncredited)
1937Wells Fargo as Ingalls, banker
1937The Life of Emile Zola as Chief of Staff
1937They Won't Forget as Confederate Soldier
1936The Case of the Black Cat as Peter Laxter

Director (1 Credits)


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