Harold Lloyd Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography 

 June 5, 2022

Harold Lloyd Quick Info
Height5 ft 10 in
Weight70 kg
Date of BirthApril 20, 1893
Zodiac SignTaurus
Date of DeathMarch 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 ManGrandma’s BoyGirl ShySafety Last!Dr. JackHot WaterWhy Worry?The Kid BrotherThe FreshmanFor Heaven’s SakeFeet FirstSpeedyWelcome DangerThe Milky WayProfessor BewareAt the Old Stage DoorPistols for BreakfastSpring FeverCount Your ChangeBack to the WoodsNothing but TroubleAn 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.

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Born Name

Harold Clayton Lloyd

Nick Name

Speedy

Harold Lloyd in 1924Harold Lloyd in 1924
Harold Lloyd in 1924 (Daniel Blum / archive.org / Public Domain)

Age

He was born on April 20, 1893.

Died

Harold Lloyd died of prostate cancer on March 8, 1971, in Beverly Hills, California, United States. He was 77 years old at the time.

Sun Sign

Taurus

Born Place

Burchard, Pawnee County, Nebraska, United States

Residence

He resided in the Harold Lloyd Estate (also known as Greenacres) located in the Benedict Canyon section of Beverly Hills, California, United States.

Nationality

American

American

 

Education

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.

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Occupation

Actor, Comedian, Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Stunt Performer

Family

  • Father – James Darsie Lloyd
  • Mother – Sarah Elisabeth Fraser
  • Siblings – Gaylord Lloyd (Older Brother) (Actor)

Build

Slim

Harold Lloyd as seen in 'The Milky Way' (1936)Harold Lloyd as seen in 'The Milky Way' (1936)
Harold Lloyd as seen in ‘The Milky Way’ (1936) (Paramount Productions Inc. (Film Screenshot) / doctormacro.com / Public Domain)

Height

5 ft 10 in or 178 cm

Weight

70 kg or 154.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Harold Lloyd had dated –

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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Race / Ethnicity

White

Harold Lloyd was of Welsh descent.

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • His “Glasses” character
  • His films often contained thrill comedy sequences.

Brand Endorsements

He did a magazine advertisement for Stereo-REALIST 3-D camera in 1949.

Harold Lloyd in 1946 when he was appointed to the Shriners' publicity committeeHarold Lloyd in 1946 when he was appointed to the Shriners' publicity committee
Harold Lloyd in 1946 when he was appointed to the Shriners’ publicity committee (Kudner Agency, Inc. / eBay / Public Domain)

Harold Lloyd Facts

  1. After his parents divorced, he shifted to San Diego, California with his father.
  2. 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.
  3. He was one of the founding members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
  4. Harold Lloyd was honored with an Academy Honorary Award for being a “master comedian and good citizen” in 1953.
  5. His son died 3 months after him.
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