Lloyd, Harold, 1893-1971

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1893-04-20
Death 1971-03-08
US
English

Biographical notes:

Harold Lloyd was a prominent comedian and movie actor during the first half of the twentieth century. He was born in Burchard, Nebraska on April 20, 1893 and started his acting career in 1913 as an extra in one-reel movies. In 1914, Lloyd went to work for producer Hal Roach and starred in over 100 one-reel films as "Willie Work" and "Lonesome Luke". In 1917, Lloyd invented his trademark "Glasses" character, the bumbling young man wearing horn-rimmed glasses. Playing this character, he made numerous silent films between 1917 and 1929, including "Safety Last" (1923), and "The Freshman" (1925). He also starred in a number of sound movies including "Movie Crazy" (1932) and "The Sin of Harold Diddlebock" (1947) and was the owner of Harold Lloyd Corporation. Harold Lloyd passed away on March 8, 1971.

From the description of Harold Lloyd papers, 1916-1936. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 62085161

Film comedian, director.

From the description of Reminiscences of Harold Lloyd :koral history, 1959. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122528248



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Subjects:

  • Silent films
  • Comedians--Interviews
  • Motion picture industry
  • Actors--Interviews
  • Motion pictures--Production and direction
  • Comedy films
  • Motion picture acting
  • Sound motion pictures

Occupations:

  • Actors.
  • Comedians.
  • Motion picture actors and actresses.

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)