James Usselman[1] (February 5, 1876 – April 4, 1938), known professionally as James Carew, was an American actor who appeared in many films, mainly in Britain. He was born in Goshen, Indiana in 1876 and began work as a clerk in a publishing firm. He began acting on stage in Chicago in 1897 in Damon and Pythias.

James Carew
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James Usselman

5 February 1876
Died4 April 1938 (aged 62)
Years active1897–1938
Spouse(s)Ellen Terry (1907-1910; divorced)

In 1905, Carew moved to England, where he continued his stage career starting with the Lyric Theatre, London,[2] later working in two plays with Shakespearean actress Ellen Terry, one of the best-known and noted British actresses of the day. In 1907, he married Terry, who was thirty years his senior. The couple separated in 1910 but there is no record of divorce. In fact he is listed as living with Ellen at Smallhythe in the 1911 Census

Carew made his screen debut by 1917, when he appeared in the film Profit and the Loss. He continued to take leading roles in films until his death in 1938.[3]



  1. ^ The Green Book Magazine page 521 volume 9 Retrieved September 7, 2016
  2. ^ "James Carew", cyranos.ch/spcare-e.htm; accessed 29 April 2010
  3. ^ Profile Archived 2012-10-16 at the Wayback Machine, ftvdb.bfi.org.uk; accessed 31 March 2014.

External linksEdit

James Carew at IMDb