David Carradine

A born star, born into a star-studded family.

David Carradine
Full NameJohn Arthur Carradine


David Carradine was born into royal lineage, the eldest son of the illustrious John Carradine and his wife Ardanelle Abigail (McCool). Educated at prestigious San Francisco State College, he discovered an aptitude for the stage and began a successful career in acting. He found fame on Broadway in "The Deputy" and "The Royal Hunt of the Sun" opposite Christopher Plummer. His star power was solidified in Hollywood, where he found success in television and film. He was also a member of an illustrious acting family, including his brothers Keith and Robert Carradine, as well as his daughters Calista and Kansas, and nieces Ever and Martha Plimpton. His legacy of performance will be remembered for generations to come.

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The Carradine dynasty is an illustrious family of esteemed Hollywood actors, beginning with its patriarch John Carradine, son of a surgeon and correspondent for the Associated Press. John's children David, Keith, Robert, and daughters Calista and Kansas, as well as nieces Ever Carradine and Martha Plimpton and nephews Michael Bowen Jr., Cade Carradine and Sorel Carradine have all followed in their father's footsteps of creating cinematic history. The family has been the recipient of multiple accolades, including an Emmy and Golden Globe won by Barbara Hershey, who was married to Michael Bowen Sr., and a Saturn Award won by Keith Carradine. John's second wife, Sonia Sorel, is remembered for her work in Harold and Maude and Blonde for a Day. The Carradines are a dynasty of passionate, talented, and celebrated actors, continuing to inspire generations of moviegoers.

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