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Philip Carey

Philip CareyAKA Eugene Joseph Carey

Born: 15-Jul-1925
Birthplace: Hackensack, NJ
Died: 6-Feb-2009
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Cancer - Lung

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: One Life to Live

Military service: USMC (Korean War)

Philip Carey, former US Marine, was discovered by a talent scout while acting in a summer play on Long Island. He auditioned for Operation Pacific and landed the part of Lt. Bob Perry, receiving fifth billing. Warner signed him that year, and subsequent roles in films such as I Was a Communist for the FBI (1951), This Woman Is Dangerous (1952), and the like were also remarkably good roles for a a newcomer. Carey switched his film contract to Columbia Pictures in 1953. Three years later, he was one of three main characters in an NBC adventure, Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers, and then he was offered a television show of his own, Philip Marlowe, playing a private detective. The 1960s and 1970s saw him working steadily, doing good work. A memorable 1971 episode of All in the Family as a gay friend of Archie Bunker was one of the first positive depictions of homosexuality on television, and certainly the highest profile. Carey hit his stride in 1979 with the role of his lifetime, playing Asa Buchanan on the soap One Life to Live. Buchanan, an oil billionaire and patriarch of his family, often manipulated his relatives behind the scenes. During the course of the show, he was married fourteen times. In 2006, Carey was diagnosed with lung cancer, his involvement with the show lessened but not ended until 2007, apart from a few post-mortem appearances in 2008. He died 2009 in New York City.

Wife: Maureen Peppler (m. 1949, div., one son, two daughters)
Son: Jeff
Daughter: Linda
Daughter: Lisa
Wife: Colleen Welch (m. 1974, until his death, one daughter, one son)
Daughter: Shannon (b. 1980)
Son: Sean (b. 1983)

    University: University of Miami Florida

    Endorsement of Granny Goose Potato Chips
    Risk Factors: Lung Cancer

    TELEVISION
    One Life to Live Asa Buchanan (1979-2007)
    Laredo Capt. Edward Parmalee (1965-67)
    Philip Marlowe Philip Marlowe (1959-60)
    Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers Lt. Michael Rhodes (1956-57)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Monstroid: It Came from the Lake (1979)
    Fighting Mad (12-Jul-1976)
    Scream of the Wolf (16-Jan-1974)
    The Seven Minutes (23-Jul-1971)
    Rebel Rousers (15-Jun-1970)
    Once You Kiss a Stranger (1969)
    Three Guns for Texas (May-1968)
    The Great Sioux Massacre (1-Sep-1965) · Col. Custer
    Town Tamer (7-Jul-1965)
    The Time Travelers (29-Oct-1964)
    Dead Ringer (19-Feb-1964) · Sgt. Hoag
    Black Gold (21-Jul-1962)
    Tonka (25-Dec-1958)
    Screaming Mimi (25-Jun-1958)
    Return to Warbow (Jan-1958)
    The Shadow on the Window (6-Mar-1957)
    Port Afrique (18-Jun-1956)
    Portrait in Smoke (22-May-1956) · Tim O'Bannion
    Three Stripes in the Sun (23-Nov-1955) · Col. Shepherd
    Count Three and Pray (Oct-1955) · Albert Loomis
    Mister Roberts (30-Jul-1955) · Mannion
    The Long Gray Line (9-Feb-1955) · Charles Dotson
    Pushover (30-Jul-1954)
    Massacre Canyon (1-May-1954)
    Wyoming Renegades (27-Mar-1954)
    They Rode West (1954) · Capt. Peter Blake
    Calamity Jane (4-Nov-1953) · Lt. Gilmartin
    Gun Fury (30-Oct-1953) · Frank Slayton
    The Man Behind the Gun (31-Jan-1953) · Capt. Roy Giles
    Springfield Rifle (22-Oct-1952) · Capt. Tennick
    Cattle Town (6-Sep-1952)
    This Woman Is Dangerous (28-Feb-1952) · Will Jackson
    The Tanks Are Coming (31-Oct-1951)
    Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison (18-May-1951) · Red Pardue
    I Was a Communist for the FBI (2-May-1951)
    Operation Pacific (27-Jan-1951) · Bob Perry


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