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John Carradine Height, Weight, Age, Spouse, Children

John Carradine Quick Info
Height 6 ft
Weight 77 kg
Date of Birth February 5, 1906
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Date of Death November 27, 1988

John Carradine was an American actor and voice artist who is regarded as one of the greatest character actors in American cinema. Throughout his career, he appeared in a number of films and is known for playing the role of Count Dracula in House of Frankenstein (1944)House of Dracula (1945), Billy the Kid Versus Dracula (1966), and Nocturna: Granddaughter of Dracula (1979). In 1960, he was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame with a motion pictures star located at 6240 Hollywood Boulevard.

Born Name

Richmond Reed Carradine

Other Names

John, Peter Richmond

John Carradine as seen in a publicity photograph for the television series 'The Green Hornet' in 1967
John Carradine as seen in a publicity photograph for the television series ‘The Green Hornet’ in 1967 (ABC Television / eBay / Public Domain)


He was born on February 5, 1906.


On November 27, 1988, John Carradine died of heart and kidney failure at the age of 82 at the Fatebenefratelli Hospital in Milan, Italy.

Sun Sign


Born Place

New York City, New York, United States





John Carradine studied at Christ Church School in Kingston and the Episcopal Academy in Merion Station, Pennsylvania. He also attended Graphic Arts Institute in Philadelphia and studied sculpture.


Actor, Voice Artist


  • Father – William Reed Carradine (A correspondent for the Associated Press)
  • Mother – Genevieve Winnifred Richmond (Surgeon)
  • Others – Beverly Francis Carradine (April 4, 1848 – April 22, 1931) (Paternal Grandfather) (Methodist Minister, A leading evangelist for the holiness movement, Evangelical Author), Laura Green Reid (Paternal Grandmother), Ernest Carradine (Paternal Uncle), Maude Virginia Carradine (Paternal Aunt), Guy Carradine (Paternal Uncle), Lula (Paternal Aunt), Peter Richmond (Maternal Uncle), Peck (Stepfather) (Paper Manufacturer), Caitlyn Carradine (Granddaughter), Richard Carradine (Grandson) (Weiter, Director, Producer), Calista Carradine (Granddaigheter), Kansas Carradine (Granddaughter), Tom Carradine (Grandson), Ever Carradine (Granddaughter) (Actor), Marika Reed Carradine (Granddaughter), Ian Alexander Carradine (Grandson), Cade Richmond Carradine (Grandson) (Actor, Producer), Sorel Johannah Carradine (Granddaughter) (Actor), Martha Plimpton (Granddaughter) (Actor, Activist, Former Model)



John Carradine (Right) and Charles Laughton in 'Captain Kidd' (1945)
John Carradine (Right) and Charles Laughton in ‘Captain Kidd’ (1945) (Film Screenshot (Benedict Bogeaus Productions) / / Public Domain)


6 ft or 183 cm


77 kg or 170 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

John Carradine had dated –

  1. Ardanelle McCool Cosner​ – In 1935, he married his first wife Ardanelle McCool Cosner and they had a son named David Carradine (December 8, 1936 – June 3, 2009). John also adopted Bruce (Ardanelle’s son from a previous marriage). She filed for divorce after around 3 years of marriage but they remained married for another 5 years.
  2. Sonia Sorel​ – Soon after his divorce from Ardanelle McCool Cosner was finalized, John Carradine married actor and artist Sonia Sorel. They had worked together in the 1944 film Bluebeard. They had 3 sons – Christopher Carradine (b. January 23, 1947), Keith Carradine (b. August 8, 1949), and Robert Carradine (b. March 24, 1954). The couple divorced in 1957.
  3. Doris Rich – In 1957, John Carradine married Doris Rich. She died in a fire in her apartment in Oxnard, California in 1971 and the duo was separated at the time of her death.
  4. Emily Cisneros (1975-1988) – He married his 4th wife Emily Cisneros in 1975 and they remained together until his death in 1988.

Race / Ethnicity


Hair Color

Dark Brown (Natural)

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Deep baritone voice
  • Often worked with director John Ford
John Carradine as seen in 'Hitler's Madman' (1943)
John Carradine as seen in ‘Hitler’s Madman’ (1943) (Unknown (PRC/MGM) / / Public Domain)

John Carradine Favorite Things

  • One Of His Personal Favorite Performances – Playing Gaston Morel in Bluebeard (1944)


John Carradine Facts

  1. His father died from tuberculosis when John was just 2 years old and his mother then married “a Philadelphia paper manufacturer named Peck, who thought the way to bring up someone else’s boy was to beat him every day just on general principle.”
  2. John’s son David once stated, “My dad told me that he saw a production of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice when he was 11 years old and decided right then what he wanted to do with his life”.
  3. John Carradine suffered from painful and crippling rheumatoid arthritis in his later years.
  4. With 351 film and television credits, he is one of the most prolific English-speaking film and television actors of all time.
  5. John Carradine was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 2003.

Featured Image by ABC Television / eBay / Public Domain

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