Harry Davenport

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Birthday
19, 1866
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Aug 9, 1949 (83)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
19, 1866
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Aug 9, 1949 (83)

About

Perhaps best remembered for his role as Dr. Meade in the classic film Gone with the Wind, Davenport is also notable for his roles in Meet Me in St. Louis, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and You Can't Take It With You.

Before Fame

The child of actors Edward Loomis Davenport and Fanny Vining and the brother of actress Fanny Davenport, he spent his childhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He appeared in his first theatrical production when he was just five years old and worked steadily on stage until entering the film industry at the age of forty-eight.

Trivia

He was a founder of the prominent Actors' Equity labor union.

Family Life

His marriage to actress Alice Shepphard Davenport resulted in an entertainer daughter named Dorothy. His second marriage, to actress Phyllis Rankin, produced actor children named Ned, Ann, and Kate.

Associated With

His brother-in-law (through his second marriage) was the stage and screen legend Lionel Barrymore.