Nat Carr

Nat Carr (August 12, 1886 July 6, 1944) was an American character actor of the silent and early talking picture eras. During his eighteen-year career, Carr appeared in over 100 films, most of them features.

Nat Carr
Carr in the 1935 Three Stooges
short, Pardon My Scotch.
Born
Natan Krechevsky

(1886-08-12)August 12, 1886
DiedJuly 6, 1944(1944-07-06) (aged 57)
Hollywood, California, United States
OccupationActor
Years active1923–41
Spouse(s)Gertrude Carr
RelativesAlexander Carr

Life and career

Carr was born on August 12, 1886, in Poltava in the Russian Empire (now part of Ukraine). In 1887, his family emigrated to the United States. Carr entered the film industry in the 1925 film, His People, in the featured role of Chaim Barowitz.[1] Although he may have appeared in an earlier film, 1923's Little Johnny Jones.[2] He appeared in the featured role of Levi in The Jazz Singer, the first picture with synchronized sound dialogue in 1927.[3] In 1929 Carr co-wrote the story (with Mark Sandrich) for the film, The Talk of Hollywood, in which he also starred.[4] Other notable films in which he appeared include: as a waiter in Raoul Walsh's 1939 crime drama, The Roaring Twenties, starring James Cagney, Priscilla Lane, and Humphrey Bogart;[5] in the role of Crocker in the 1939 Western, Dodge City, starring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland;[6] as one of the doctors in the Bette Davis tour de force, Dark Victory, which also starred Bogart and George Brent;[7] and as one of the reporters in the 1941 war classic, Sergeant York, starring Gary Cooper.[8] Carr's final screen performance was as a tourist in the 1941 comedy mystery, Passage from Hong Kong.[9]

Carr died on July 6, 1944, in Hollywood, California, and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.[10]

Partial filmography

References

  1. "His People: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved August 3, 2015.
  2. "Little Johnny Jones: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved August 3, 2015.
  3. "The Jazz Singer: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved August 3, 2015.
  4. "The Talk of Hollywood: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved August 3, 2015.
  5. "The Roaring Twenties: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved August 3, 2015.
  6. "Dodge City: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved August 3, 2015.
  7. "Dark Victory: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved August 3, 2015.
  8. "Sergeant York: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved August 3, 2015.
  9. "Passage from Hong Kong: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved August 3, 2015.
  10. Celebrities in Los Angeles Cemeteries


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