Carey Wilson (writer)

Carey Wilson (May 19, 1889 – February 1, 1962) was an American screenwriter, voice actor, and producer.

Carey Wilson
Born(1889-05-19)May 19, 1889
DiedFebruary 1, 1962(1962-02-01) (aged 72)
Occupationwriter, producer, and voice actor

Life and career

Born in 1889 in Philadelphia, Wilson's screenplays include Ben-Hur (1925), Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), and The Great Heart (1938). His credits as producer include Green Dolphin Street (1947). He also narrated many nuclear test films, produced by the Atomic Energy Commission now the United States Department of Energy and by the United States Department of Defense, including ones on Operation Sandstone (1948)[1] and Operation Greenhouse (1951).[2]

Wilson was one of the thirty-six Hollywood pioneers who founded the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1927. He also collaborated with Jean Harlow on her novel Today is Tonight.[3]


For his contribution in films, Wilson has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located on 6301 Hollywood Blvd.

In a 2011 episode of the reality TV series Pawn Stars, Wilson's granddaughter was featured, as she sold a cigarette lighter and ID badge that had belonged to him during his time as a propaganda filmmaker for the United States government.[4]

Selected filmography




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