Harry Davenport
Autograph Cut and Photo

This is an autograph cut and photo of Harry Davenport who played Dr. Meade. Autograph is in good condition with some spots/stains and matted with the photo, ready for framing. Comes with COA.

Harold George Bryant "Harry" Davenport was born January 19, 1866 in Canton, Ohio to stage actors Edward Loomis Davenport and his mother, Fanny Vining, who was an English actress descendant of the renowned 18th-century Irish stage actor, Jack Johnson. Raised in Philadelphia, Harry made his stage debut at the age of five in the play Damon and Pythias.

In 1913, he and actor Eddie Foy founded the Actors Equity Association, an American labor union for actors. The actors' group united to defy the appalling treatment of actors by theater owners and refused to appear on stage by striking. The strike caused the closure of all the theaters on Broadway, except the theaters owned by George M. Cohan's company.

Harry started his film career at the age of 48, in the 1914 silent film Too Many Husbands. Besides Gone With the Wind in 1939, Davenport's film career included appearances in The Bride Came C.O.D., The Life of Emile Zola, You Can't Take it With You, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Foreign Correspondent, Kings Row, The Ox-Bow Incident, The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer, and Meet Me in St. Louis.

Harry died of a heart attack on August 9, 1949 in Los Angeles at the age of 83, leaving behind four children, who were all actors. Although he had a legnthy career, his autograph is hard to find.

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