Harry Davenport

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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). read more

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."

Birth Name

Harold George Bryant Davenport

Born

Friday, 19 January 1866

Died

Tuesday, 09 August 1949

Actor Filmography

Melanie Remembers: Reflections by Olivia de Havilland Himself-archive 2004
John Ford Goes to War (archive footage) 2002
Riding High Johnson 1950
Tell It to the Judge Judge MacKenzie Meredith 1949
That Forsyte Woman Old Jolyon Forsyte 1949
Little Women Dr. Barnes 1949
Down to the Sea in Ships Benjamin Harris 1949
The Decision Of Christopher Blake Courtroom Attendant 1948
For the Love of Mary Justice Peabody 1948
That Lady in Ermine Luigi 1948
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Actor Filmography

Melanie Remembers: Reflections by Olivia de Havilland Himself-archive 2004
John Ford Goes to War (archive footage) 2002
Riding High Johnson 1950
Tell It to the Judge Judge MacKenzie Meredith 1949
That Forsyte Woman Old Jolyon Forsyte 1949
Little Women Dr. Barnes 1949
Down to the Sea in Ships Benjamin Harris 1949
The Decision Of Christopher Blake Courtroom Attendant 1948
For the Love of Mary Justice Peabody 1948
That Lady in Ermine Luigi 1948
The Man from Texas 'Pop' Hickey 1948
Three Daring Daughters Dr. Cannon 1948
The Fabulous Texan Rev. Baker 1947
That Hagen Girl Judge Merrivale 1947
The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer Judge Thaddeus Turner 1947
Keeper of the Bees Michael Worthington 1947
Stallion Road Dr. Stevens 1947
The Farmer's Daughter Dr. Matthew Sutven 1947
A Boy and His Dog Squire Jim Kirby 1946
Lady Luck Judge Martin 1946
Three Wise Fools The Ancient 1946
Faithful in My Fashion Great Grandpa 1946
Courage of Lassie Judge Payson 1946
G.I. War Brides Grandpa Giles 1946
A Boy, a Girl and a Dog Gramps 1946
Claudia and David Dr. Harry 1946
Pardon My Past Grandpa Pemberton 1946
Adventure Dr. Ashlon 1945
The Enchanted Forest Old John 1945
Too Young to Know Judge Boller 1945
She Wouldn't Say Yes Albert 1945
This Love of Ours Dr. Wilkerson 1945
The Thin Man Goes Home Dr. Bertram Charles 1945
Meet Me In St. Louis Grandpa 1945
Music For Millions Doctor 1944
Kismet Agha 1944
The Impatient Years Minister 1944
Jack London Prof. Hilliard 1943
Government Girl Senator MacVickers 1943
Gangway for Tomorrow Fred Taylor 1943
Princess O'rourke Supreme Court Judge 1943
We've Never Been Licked Pop Lambert 1943
Headin' for God's Country Clem Adams 1943
The Ox-Bow Incident Arthur Davies 1943
Shantytown 'Doc' Herndon 1943
The Amazing Mrs. Holliday Commodore Thomas Spencer Holliday 1943
December 7th Mr. 'C' 1943
Tales of Manhattan Professor Lyons 1942
Ten Gentlemen From West Point Bane 1942
A Night Before Christmas Homer Bigelow 1942
Kings Row Colonel Skeffington 1942
Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake Amos Kidder 1942
One Foot In Heaven Elias Samson 1941
Hurricane Smith Robert Ingersoll Reed 1941
The Bride Came C.O.D. Pop Tolliver 1941
That Uncertain Feeling Jones 1941
I Wanted Wings 'Sandbags' Riley 1941
Meet John Doe Former Bulletin Owner 1941
I Want a Divorce Grandpa Brokaw 1940
Earl of Puddlestone Grandpa Ed Carson 1940
Foreign Correspondent Mr. Powers 1940
Lucky Partners Judge 1940
All This, and Heaven Too Pierre 1940
Grandpa Goes to Town Grandpa 1940
Too Many Husbands George 1940
Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet Judge 1940
Granny Get Your Gun Nate 1940
Gone with the Wind Dr. Meade 1940
Money To Burn Grandpa Ed Carson 1939
The Hunchback Of Notre Dame King Louis XI 1939
The Covered Trailer Grandpa Ed Carson 1939
Death of a Champion Guy Lanyard 1939
Should Husbands Work? Grandpa Higgins 1939
Juarez Dr. Samuel Basch 1939
Exile Express Dr. Hite 1939
My Wife's Relatives Grandpa Ed Carson 1939
The Story of Alexander Graham Bell Judge Rider 1939
Tail Spin T.P. Lester 1939
Made For Each Other Dr. Healy 1939
Long Shot Henry Sharon 1939
Orphans of the Street Doc Will Ramsey 1938
The Cowboy and the Lady Uncle Hannibal Smith 1938
The Sisters Doc Moore 1938
You Can't Take It With You Judge 1938
Marie Antoinette 1938
Young Fugitives Joel Bentham 1938
The Rage of Paris Pop - the Caretaker 1938
The Higgins Family Grandpa William Jordan 1938
The First Hundred Years Uncle Dawson 1938
Reckless Living 'General' Jeff 1938
Gold Is Where You Find It Dr. Parsons 1938
Saleslady Miles Cannon 1938
Wells Fargo Ingalls - Banker 1937
First Lady Charles 1937
The Perfect Specimen Carl Carter 1937
They Won't Forget Confederate Soldier 1937
Radio Patrol John P. Adams 1937
The Life Of Emile Zola Chief of Staff 1937
Fit for a King Archduke Julio 1937
Mr. Dodd Takes the Air Doc Jeremiah George Quinn 1937
Fly Away Baby Colonel Higgam 1937
Armored Car Pop Logan 1937
As Good as Married Jessup 1937
Mountain Justice Printer (scenes deleted) 1937
Maytime Opera Director 1937
Her Husband's Secretary Dan Kingdon 1937
Paradise Express Jed Carson 1937
Under Cover of Night Dr. Reed 1937
King of Hockey Tom McKenna 1936
Four Days Wonder Ticket Agent 1936
Three Men on a Horse Williams 1936
The Case of the Black Cat Peter Laxter 1936
The Scoundrel Slezack 1935
His Woman Customs Inspector 1931
My Sin Roger Metcalf 1931

Director Filmography

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