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One Life to Live
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A former U.S. Marine, Carey has made appearances in films such as This Woman is Dangerous with Joan Crawford (1952) Calamity Jane (1953), Pushover (1954) and Monster (1979). Carey also had roles on the 7 episodes of the TV series Laredo and was narrator for 31 episodes of the documentary Untamed World. He also starred as Philip Marlowe in a 1959 television series of the same name.
He most recently appeared as the protective Texan patriarch Asa Buchanan on the ABC soap opera, One Life to Live. Before that, Carey had played four different characters on as many episodes of 77 Sunset Strip. Carey`s career started with ten characters in ten episodes of the Ford Television Theatre, a highly popular drama series of the 1950s.
Carey became well-known for a series of tongue-in-cheek television commercials for Granny Goose potato chips, in which he self-identified as "Granny Goose", portraying the company`s spokesperson as a tough cowboy.
Carey was diagnosed with lung cancer in January 2006 and underwent chemotherapy.
In late March 2007, it was announced that Carey would be exiting the show. Carey had appeared in one episode of One Life To Live in 2003 and one episode of All My Children in 2004. He appeared in an additional 9 episodes of One Life to Live between January 3, 2007 and May 16, 2007. Carey turned down an offer to go to recurring status with the show. The character of Asa died off-screen four months later.
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Eugene Joseph Carey
Philip Carey (born Eugene Joseph Carey, July 15, 1925 – February 6, 2009) was an American actor.
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Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
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Biography by Hal Erickson [-]
Beefy, muscular leading man Philip Carey entered films in 1951, shortly after his hitch in the Marines was up. Cutting quite a dashing figure in a 19th-century military uniform, Carey was most often cast as an American cavalry officer. In a similar vein, he appeared as Canadian-born Lt. Michael Rhodes on the 1956 TV series Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers. Curiously, he never appeared in any of director John Ford's cavalry films, though he did co-star in Ford's Mister Roberts (1955) and The Long Gray Line (1955). In 1959, Carey starred in a TV series based on Raymond Chandler's hard-boiled private eye Philip Marlowe. While no one could fault his performance in the role, the Philip Marlowe series survived but a single season. He is best known for his four subsequent TV assignments: as spokesperson for the regionally aired Granny Goose potato chips commercials, as forever-flustered Lt. Parmalee on the comedy Western Laredo (1966-1968), as narrator of the documentary series Untamed World (1968-1975), and, from 1980-2007, as eternally scheming patriarch Asa Buchanan on the daytime soap opera One Life to Live. One of Philip Carey's least typical TV appearances was on a 1971 All in the Family episode, in which he played Archie Bunker's macho-man bar buddy -- who turns out to be a homosexual.
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Deceased||Philip Carey passed away on 6th Feb 2009 aged 83.|||