Harold Lloyd


Harold Clayton Lloyd, Sr. was an American film actor and producer, most famous for his silent comedies. Harold Lloyd ranks alongside Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton as one of the most popular and influential film comedians of the silent film era. Lloyd made nearly 200 comedy films, both silent and "talkies", between 1914 and 1947.… Read More

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1893 Birth Lloyd was born in Burchard, Nebraska, on April 20, 1893, to James Darsie Lloyd and Sarah Elisabeth Fraser; his paternal great-grandparents were from Wales.


1910 17 Years Old In 1910, after his father succumbed to several failed business ventures, Lloyd's parents divorced and his father moved with his son to San Diego.
1912 19 Years Old Lloyd had acted in theater since a child, but in California he began acting in one-reel film comedies around 1912. … Read More


1913 20 Years Old Lloyd began collaborating with Roach who had formed his own studio in 1913. … Read More
1914 21 Years Old Lloyd hired Bebe Daniels as a supporting actress in 1914; the two of them were involved romantically and were known as "The Boy" and "The Girl."
In 1919, she left Lloyd to pursue her dramatic aspirations.
1921 28 Years Old Beginning in 1921, Roach and Lloyd moved from shorts to feature-length comedies. … Read More


1923 30 Years Old Lloyd married his leading lady, Mildred Davis, on Saturday, February 10, 1923 in Los Angeles. … Read More
1924 31 Years Old 1 More Event
Lloyd and Roach parted ways in 1924, and Lloyd became the independent producer of his own films. … Read More
1925 32 Years Old In 1925, at the height of his movie career, Lloyd entered into Freemasonry at the Alexander Hamilton Lodge No. 535 of Hollywood, advancing quickly through both the York Rite and Scottish Rite, and then joined Al Malaikah Shrine in Los Angeles. … Read More
1926 33 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1926, he became a 32° Scottish Rite Mason in the Valley of Los Angeles, California. … Read More
1927 34 Years Old Harold Lloyd has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 1927 his was only the fourth concrete ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, preserving his handprints, footprints, and autograph, along with the outline of his famed glasses (which were actually a pair of sunglasses with the lenses removed). … Read More


1940 47 Years Old In 1940, Lloyd joined a neighborhood improvement association in Beverly Hills that attempted to enforce the all-white covenant in court after a number of black actors and businessmen had begun buying properties in the area. … Read More


1944 51 Years Old In October 1944, Lloyd emerged as the director and host of The Old Gold Comedy Theater, an NBC radio anthology series, after Preston Sturges, who had turned the job down, recommended him for it. … Read More
1949 56 Years Old 1 More Event
He appeared as himself on several television shows during his retirement, first on Ed Sullivan's variety show Toast of the Town June 5, 1949, and again on July 6, 1958.


1953 60 Years Old 1 More Event
He appeared as the Mystery Guest on What's My Line? on April 26, 1953, and twice on This Is Your Life: on March 10, 1954 for Mack Sennett, and again on December 14, 1955, on his own episode. … Read More
1969 76 Years Old Davis died from a heart attack in 1969, two years before Lloyd's death. … Read More
1971 78 Years Old Lloyd died at age 77 from prostate cancer on March 8, 1971, in Beverly Hills, California. … Read More
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