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Macdonald Carey

Biography

Appreciated for his role as Dr. Tom Horton over the cleaning soap opera, Times of Our Lives. He joined up with the fraternity Alpha Delta Phi while in university. People known as him Ruler of B’s because he is at a lot of B-list films. He was wedded to Elizabeth Heckscher from 1943-1969 and jointly that they had six kids. He also visitor starred in the 1964-1965 sitcom, The Bing Crosby Present on ABC.

Quick Facts


Date Of Birth March 15, 1913
Died March 21, 1994, Beverly Hills, California, United States
Place Of Birth Sioux City, IA
Profession TV Actor
Education University of Iowa
Nationality American
Spouse Elizabeth Heckscher
Children Lynn Carey, Theresa Baskauskas, Lisa Carey, Steven Carey, Edward Macdonald Carey Jr., Paul Carey
Parents Charles Carey, Elizabeth Macdonald Carey
Awards Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Daytime Programming - Individuals, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement By Individuals - Daytime Drama
Movies Shadow of a Doubt, Let's Make It Legal, Comanche Territory, These Are the Damned, Wake Island, The Great Missouri Raid, Streets of Laredo, The Lawless, American Gigolo, Suddenly, It's Spring, Tammy and the Doctor, Count the Hours, Man or Gun, Cave of Outlaws, Blue Denim, It's Alive III: Island of the Alive, The Great Gatsby, Dr. Broadway, Copper Canyon, Stranger in Our House, Stranger at My Door, Meet Me After the Show, Take a Letter, Darling, Odongo, My Wife's Best Friend, Bride of Vengeance, Malaga, John Paul Jones, Dream Girl, South Sea Sinner, Salute for Three, End of the World, The Devil's Agent, Excuse My Dust, The Rebels, Song of Surrender, Mystery Submarine, Gidget Gets Married, The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything, Hannah Lee, Miracle on 34th Street, Hazard, My Favorite Blonde, A Message From Holly, Broken Sabre, Access Code, Meet Mr. Kringle, Who Is the Black Dahlia?, Foes, Stranglehold, Ordeal
TV Shows Condominium, Lock-Up, Days of Our Lives, Roots, Doctor Christian
Star Sign Pisces

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#Fact
1 In addition to daughters Lynn Catherine (born October 29, 1946) and Theresa, his other children were: Steven; Edward Macdonald Jr (born April 22, 1954); Paul; and Lisa (born in 1949).
2 Received his B.A. from the University of Iowa in 1936.
3 One-time Vice President of the Screen Actors Guild.
4 Former wife Elizabeth Heckacher was a Philadelphia socialite who desired to be an actress. The couple met while he was doing radio and she was attending drama school in New York. She gave up her aspirations, however, once they married in 1941 and went on to have six children -- three boys and three girls.
5 His very first roles on both Broadway ("Lady in the Dark") and film (Dr. Broadway (1942)) were leading parts.
6 On Broadway in the hit musical "Lady in the Dark" starring Gertrude Lawrence. Paramount bought the rights to the musical and signed Macdonald to a seven-year contract. When they finally got around to making the movie version, Macdonald was serving WWII duty with the Marines. Ray Milland was cast in his role opposite Ginger Rogers.
7 Once was a member of the Globe Players where he did compact versions of Shakespeare in Texas. His actor compatriots there included Martha Scott and David Wayne.
8 Born and raised in Sioux City, Iowa, he sang baritone in the school choirs and took leads in Gilbert and Sullivan operettas; he received his Masters in drama at the University of Iowa.
9 His Irish-Catholic father, Charles Carey was an investment counselor. His mother was Elizabeth Macdonald Carey, from whence he got his full name: Edward Macdonald Carey.
10 Grandfather of Aras Baskauskas.
11 Father of Theresa Baskauskas.
12 Father of Lynn Carey.
13 Besides playing the character of Dr. Tom Horton for close to 30 years on Days of Our Lives (1965), he is known for the famous voice-over at the beginning of the show. Even after he left the show and then passed away in 1994, the voice-over stayed as a tribute.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Days of Our Lives 1965-1993 TV Series Dr. Tom Horton / Doctor Tom Horton
A Message from Holly 1992 TV Movie Judge Caulfield
Murder, She Wrote 1986-1987 TV Series Dr. Lynch / Defense Atty. Oscar Ramsey
It's Alive III: Island of the Alive 1987 Judge Watson
Finder of Lost Loves 1985 TV Series Norman Prentice
Access Code 1984 Senator Williams
Fantasy Island 1979-1981 TV Series Alfred Gerrard / Hobart
The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything 1980 TV Movie Mr. Walton Grumby
Top of the Hill 1980 TV Movie Mitchell
American Gigolo 1980 Hollywood Actor (as MacDonald Carey)
Condominium 1980 TV Series Dr. Arthur Castor
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century 1979 TV Series Dr. Mallory
The Rebels 1979 TV Movie Dr. Church
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries 1978 TV Series Senator John Martin
Stranger in Our House 1978 TV Movie Professor Jarvis
Switch 1978 TV Series Ray
Police Story 1974-1977 TV Series Capt. Richard MacDonald / Chief Blandings / Mr. Austin
End of the World 1977 John Davis
Foes 1977 McCarey
McMillan & Wife 1976 TV Series Dr. Gunther
Who Is the Black Dahlia? 1975 TV Movie Capt. Jack Donahoe
Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law 1974 TV Series Earl Ryder
Ordeal 1973 TV Movie Eliot Frost
The Magician 1973 TV Series Rich
Gidget Gets Married 1972 TV Movie Russ Lawrence
Bewitched 1967 TV Series Joe Baxter
Lassie 1966 TV Series Elderly Lawyer / Jebediah Wakefield
Ben Casey 1965 TV Series George McFadden
Run for Your Life 1965 TV Series Michael Allen / Joseph Appleton
Kraft Suspense Theatre 1965 TV Series Elmer Pike
Branded 1965 TV Series Sen. Lansing
Burke's Law 1963-1965 TV Series Waldo Nicely / Franklyn Warren / Burl Mason / ...
Daniel Boone 1965 TV Series Henry Pitcairn
The Bing Crosby Show 1964 TV Series
Arrest and Trial 1964 TV Series Professor Marcus Kane
The Outer Limits 1964 TV Series Roy Benjamin
Mr. Novak 1963 TV Series Mr. Edwards
Kraft Mystery Theater 1963 TV Series
Tammy and the Doctor 1963 Dr. Wayne Bentley
The Dick Powell Theatre 1963 TV Series Lieutenant Duff Peterson
Stranglehold 1962 Bill Morrison
These Are the Damned 1962 Simon Wells
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour 1962 TV Series John Mitchell
The Devil's Agent 1962 Mr. Smith
Checkmate 1962 TV Series Frederic Haley
Target: The Corruptors 1962 TV Series Judge Andrew Leroy
Insight 1962 TV Series James Madison
The United States Steel Hour 1956-1961 TV Series Bill Dulaney / Jim
Lock Up 1959-1961 TV Series Herbert L. Maris Herb Maris
Thriller 1961 TV Series Hector Vane
Moment of Fear 1960 TV Series Jim Mellanby
Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1959 TV Series Professor
Blue Denim 1959 Major Malcolm Bartley, Ret.
John Paul Jones 1959 Patrick Henry
The DuPont Show of the Month 1959 TV Series Kenny
The Redeemer 1959 Jesus Christ (voice)
Rawhide 1959 TV Series Brother Bent
Schlitz Playhouse 1954-1958 TV Series Orville E. Piggott
Pursuit 1958 TV Series Harry Taback
Target 1958 TV Series Herbert L. Maris Herb Maris
Suspicion 1957-1958 TV Series Ben Forbes / Jeremiah Taylor
The Frank Sinatra Show 1958 TV Series Paul Armstrong
Man or Gun 1958 'Maybe' Smith / Scott Yancey
Playhouse 90 1958 TV Series Alexander Lamar
Studio One in Hollywood 1950-1958 TV Series Lenny Byrnes
Wagon Train 1958 TV Series Bill Tawnee
Zane Grey Theater 1958 TV Series Sheriff Tom Baker
Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre 1957 TV Series Caleton Reed
The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial 1957 TV Series Mike
The Ford Television Theatre 1952-1957 TV Series Jon / Mace Prouty / Brother Phillip Hart / ...
The Kaiser Aluminum Hour 1957 TV Series Howard Crane
Dr. Christian 1956-1957 TV Series Dr. Mark Christian
Climax! 1955-1956 TV Series Harry Belgard / Allen Moore / Tom Ditmar / ...
Odongo 1956 Steve Stratton
The Alcoa Hour 1956 TV Series George Spencer
Screen Directors Playhouse 1956 TV Series William Tyler / Gil Foster
Stranger at My Door 1956 Hollis Jarret
General Electric Theater 1953-1956 TV Series David Bothwell
The 20th Century-Fox Hour 1955-1956 TV Series Lew Marsh / Fred Gaily
Celebrity Playhouse 1956 TV Series
Hour of Stars 1955 TV Series Fred Gailey
Science Fiction Theatre 1955 TV Series Dr. Lee Seward
Stage 7 1955 TV Series Jim Blandings / Philippo
Appointment with Adventure 1955 TV Series
Malaga 1954 Van Logan
Lux Video Theatre 1952-1954 TV Series Colby / Major Slocum / Dan Shelvin
It's Everybody's Business 1954 Short Narrator (voice)
Hannah Lee: An American Primitive 1953 Bus Crow
Count the Hours 1953 Doug Madison
Hollywood Opening Night 1952 TV Series
My Wife's Best Friend 1952 George Mason
Celanese Theatre 1952 TV Series
The Christophers 1952 TV Series
Cave of Outlaws 1951 Pete Carver
Let's Make It Legal 1951 Hugh Halsworth
Meet Me After the Show 1951 Jeff Ames
Excuse My Dust 1951 Cyrus Random, Jr.
The Great Missouri Raid 1951 Jesse James
Mystery Submarine 1950 Dr. Brett Young
Copper Canyon 1950 Deputy Lane Travis
South Sea Sinner 1950 'Jake' Davis
The Lawless 1950 Larry Wilder
Comanche Territory 1950 James Bowie
Song of Surrender 1949 Bruce Eldridge
The Great Gatsby 1949 Nicholas 'Nick' Carraway
Streets of Laredo 1949 Lorn Reming
Bride of Vengeance 1949 Cesare Borgia
Dream Girl 1948 Clark Redfield
Hazard 1948 J.D. Storm
Variety Girl 1947 Macdonald Carey
Suddenly It's Spring 1947 Jack Lindsay
Salute for Three 1943 Buzz McAllister
Shadow of a Doubt 1943 Jack Graham
Wake Island 1942 Lt. Bruce Cameron
Dr. Broadway 1942 Dr. Timothy Kane / Dr. Broadway
Take a Letter, Darling 1942 Jonathan Caldwell
Star Spangled Rhythm 1942 Louie the Lug in Skit

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Daniel Boone 1965 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Odongo 1956 performer: "I'm Alive" - uncredited

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Love, Marilyn 2012 Documentary Hugh Halsworth (uncredited)
A Most Unusual Man 1993 TV Movie Himself
One on One with John Tesh 1991 TV Series Himself
The 8th Annual American Cinema Awards 1991 TV Special Himself
7th Annual American Cinema Awards 1990 TV Special Himself
6th Annual Soap Opera Awards 1990 TV Special Himself
The 6th Annual American Cinema Awards 1989 TV Special Himself
5th Annual Soap Opera Awards 1989 TV Special Himself
Hour Magazine 1986 TV Series Himself
NBC 60th Anniversary Celebration 1986 TV Special documentary Himself
Wait Till We're 65 1981 TV Movie Himself
ABC Late Night 1975 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Tennis 1975 TV Series Himself
The 47th Annual Academy Awards 1975 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Film Editing
The 16th Annual TV Week Logie Awards 1974 TV Special Himself
The Merv Griffin Show 1972 TV Series Himself - Actor
Celebrity Bowling 1972 TV Series Himself
The Art Linkletter Show 1970 TV Series Himself
The Real Tom Kennedy Show 1970 TV Series Himself
The 40th Annual Academy Awards 1968 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Short Subject, Cartoon & Live Action
The Woody Woodbury Show 1968 TV Series Himself
The Hollywood Squares 1967 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1966-1967 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 37th Annual Academy Awards 1965 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Art Direction Awards
The Presidency: A Splendid Misery 1964 TV Movie documentary
Stump the Stars 1963 TV Series Himself - Guest Panelist
The 34th Annual Academy Awards 1962 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Special Effects
Here's Hollywood 1960 TV Series Himself
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show 1957 TV Series Himself - Actor
Your Show of Shows 1950 TV Series Himself - Guest Performer

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
3-D Rarities 2015 Documentary
Days of Our Lives 2003-2011 TV Series Dr. Tom Horton
Days of Our Lives' Christmas 2001 TV Special Dr. Tom Horton, Sr. (uncredited)
Days of Our Lives' 35th Anniversary 2000 TV Movie Dr. Tom Horton, Sr. (uncredited)
The 67th Annual Academy Awards 1995 TV Special Himself (Memorial Tribute)
The Legend of Marilyn Monroe 1966 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Broken Sabre 1965 Senator Lansing
The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Story 1951 Documentary

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1990 Soap Opera Digest Award Soap Opera Digest Awards Editor's Choice · Frances Reid
1985 Soap Opera Digest Award Soap Opera Digest Awards Outstanding Actor in a Mature Role in a Daytime Serial Days of Our Lives (1965)
1984 Soap Opera Digest Award Soap Opera Digest Awards Outstanding Actor in a Mature Role in a Daytime Soap Opera Days of Our Lives (1965)
1979 Soapy Soapy Awards Favorite Actor in a Mature Role Days of Our Lives (1965)
1978 Soapy Soapy Awards Favorite Actor in a Mature Role Days of Our Lives (1965)
1975 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series Days of Our Lives (1965)
1974 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Best Actor in Daytime Drama - For a Series Days of Our Lives (1965)
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Television On 8 February 1960. At 6536 Hollywood Blvd.

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1976 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series Days of Our Lives (1965)
1973 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Achievement by Individuals in Daytime Drama Days of Our Lives (1965)
1968 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Achievement in Daytime Programming - Individuals Days of Our Lives (1965)


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#Quote
1 I'm an actor who likes to work and what's the difference whether it's in the daytime or at night.


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