Ray McCarey

Raymond Benedict McCarey (September 6, 1904 – December 1, 1948) was an American film director, brother of director Leo McCarey.

Ray McCarey
Raymond Benedict McCarey

(1904-09-06)September 6, 1904
DiedDecember 1, 1948(1948-12-01) (aged 44)
OccupationFilm director
Years active1926–1948


McCarey began working at Hal Roach Studios, where he did work on short films with Our Gang and Laurel and Hardy. He also worked with Roscoe Arbuckle, the Three Stooges, Lucille Ball, Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong and Dorothy Dandridge among many others. Most of his feature film work consisted of "B" pictures and low-budget films. He directed 62 films between 1930 and 1948.

He was the younger brother of director Leo McCarey and was occasionally billed as Raymond McCarey but usually as Ray McCarey.

On December 2, 1948, McCarey was found dead kneeling beside his bed.[1] According to the San Bernardino County Sun, two empty prescription bottles were found by his bed. His brother Leo McCarey said he had been in ill health for several months. The official cause of death was suicide.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "The San Bernardino County Sun from San Bernardino, California on December 2, 1948 · Page 6". Newspapers.com.

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