|Harold Lloyd Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||April 20, 1893|
|Date of Death||March 8, 1971|
Harold Lloyd was an American actor, comedian, director, producer, screenwriter, and stunt performer who is regarded as one of the most influential film comedians of the silent film era. Between 1914 and 1947, he worked in nearly 200 comedy films, both silent and “talkies”. His filmography includes A Sailor-Made Man, Grandma’s Boy, Girl Shy, Safety Last!, Dr. Jack, Hot Water, Why Worry?, The Kid Brother, The Freshman, For Heaven’s Sake, Feet First, Speedy, Welcome Danger, The Milky Way, Professor Beware, At the Old Stage Door, Pistols for Breakfast, Spring Fever, Count Your Change, Back to the Woods, Nothing but Trouble, An Ozark Romance, and She Loves Me Not. For his contribution to motion pictures, he was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located at 1503 Vine Street in 1960.
Harold Clayton Lloyd
He was born on April 20, 1893.
Harold Lloyd died of prostate cancer on March 8, 1971, in Beverly Hills, California, United States. He was 77 years old at the time.
Burchard, Pawnee County, Nebraska, United States
He resided in the Harold Lloyd Estate (also known as Greenacres) located in the Benedict Canyon section of Beverly Hills, California, United States.
Harold Lloyd nominally studied in Denver and San Diego high schools as well as attended the School of Dramatic Art (San Diego), where he received his stage training.
Actor, Comedian, Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Stunt Performer
- Father – James Darsie Lloyd
- Mother – Sarah Elisabeth Fraser
- Siblings – Gaylord Lloyd (Older Brother) (Actor)
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
70 kg or 154.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Harold Lloyd had dated –
- Bebe Daniels (1914-1919) – In 1914, he hired actor, singer, dancer, writer, and producer Bebe Daniels as a supporting artist and they shared a romantic relationship. They were known as “The Boy” and “The Girl”. She separated from Harold Lloyd in 1919 in order to pursue her dramatic aspirations.
- Mildred Davis (1923-1969) – After Harold’s separation from Bebe Daniels, he hired actor Mildred Davis to replace Bebe. It was filmmaker Hal Roach who had tipped Harold to watch Davis in a movie and Harold’s first reaction after seeing her was that “she looked like a big French doll”. The duo eventually started dating and got married on February 10, 1923, in Los Angeles, California. They had 2 children together – daughter Gloria Lloyd (1923-2012) and son Harold Clayton Lloyd Jr. (1931-1971). The couple also adopted Gloria Freeman (1924-1986) in September 1930 and renamed her Marjorie Elizabeth Lloyd but she was known as “Peggy” for most of her life. Lloyd and Davis remained together until her death on August 18, 1969, in St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, California.
Race / Ethnicity
Harold Lloyd was of Welsh descent.
- His “Glasses” character
- His films often contained thrill comedy sequences.
He did a magazine advertisement for Stereo-REALIST 3-D camera in 1949.
Harold Lloyd Facts
- After his parents divorced, he shifted to San Diego, California with his father.
- Harold Lloyd was posing for some promotional still photographs on August 24, 1919, when he picked up what he thought was a prop bomb and lit it with a cigarette. The bomb exploded and he lost his thumb and forefinger. In future films, the injury was disguised with the use of a special prosthetic glove.
- He was one of the founding members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
- Harold Lloyd was honored with an Academy Honorary Award for being a “master comedian and good citizen” in 1953.
- His son died 3 months after him.
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