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Carroll Nye
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Nye in 1935
Robert Carroll Nye

(1901-10-04)October 4, 1901
DiedMarch 17, 1974(1974-03-17) (aged 72)
Resting placeForest Lawn - Hollywood Hills Cemetery
Years active1925-1944
SpouseHelen Lynch (divorced)

Robert Carroll Nye (October 4, 1901 – March 17, 1974)[1] was an American film actor. He appeared in more than 50 films between 1925 and 1944. His most memorable role was Frank Kennedy, Scarlett's second husband, in Gone with the Wind.


Nye was born in Akron, Ohio.[1] His mother, Myra Nye, was the club editor of the Los Angeles Times; his father, W. P. Nye, was postmaster in Covina, California.[2] Nye attended Covina, California, schools and the University of California at Los Angeles[3] and later became a reporter and radio editor with the Times like his mother.[citation needed]

Nye performed on stage at the Majestic Theater in Los Angeles from 1922 to 1925. He began working in films in June 1925.[3] At the beginning of his career he had a score of leading man roles in Hollywood opposite such silent screen stars as Anita Page and Corinne Griffith.[citation needed] In his late career, he played usually small roles. His most memorable appearance was as Frank Kennedy, Scarlett's second husband and former love interest of her sister, in Gone with the Wind (1939).[4] His film career ended in 1944 with an uncredited role in Wilson. Nye also worked with Groucho Marx at CBS.

After his film career, Nye served as a Hollywood journalist and publicity man.[5] He married actress Helen Lynch in February 1928,[6] and after her death he married Dorothy Nye,[3] mentioned on his gravestone at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills.[citation needed] Nye died of a heart attack on March 17, 1974, in Encino, California.[3]

Partial filmography


  1. ^ a b Ellenberger, Allan R. (May 1, 2001). Celebrities in Los Angeles Cemeteries: A Directory. McFarland. p. 94. ISBN 978-0-7864-5019-0. Retrieved August 27, 2020.
  2. ^ "Carroll Nye Will Wed Film Beauty". Covina Argus. August 5, 1927. p. 1. Retrieved November 19, 2022 – via
  3. ^ a b c d Katchmer, George A. (May 20, 2015). A Biographical Dictionary of Silent Film Western Actors and Actresses. McFarland. p. 282. ISBN 978-1-4766-0905-8. Retrieved November 19, 2022.
  4. ^ Kachmar, Diane (2015). The Fly at 50: The Creation and Legacy of a Classic Science Fiction Film. BearManor Media. ISBN 978-1-5939-3315-9. Retrieved August 27, 2020.
  5. ^ "Notable Deaths From Everywhere". Simpson's Leader-Times. Pennsylvania, Kittanning. United Press International. March 20, 1974. p. 16. Retrieved November 19, 2022 – via
  6. ^ "Church Wedding for Carroll Nye and Helen Lynch". Covina Argus. February 17, 1928. p. 1. Retrieved November 19, 2022 – via
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