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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 Born on April 20, 1893.


1912 19 Years Old In 1912, his father J. Darsie "Foxy" Lloyd was awarded the then-massive sum of $6,000 in a personal injury judgment (although this was split evenly between Lloyd and his lawyer) after being run over by an Omaha beer truck. … Read More


1913 20 Years Old Lloyd had acted in theatre since boyhood, and started acting in one-reel film comedies shortly after moving to California. He soon began working with Thomas Edison's motion picture company, and eventually formed a partnership with fellow struggling actor and director Hal 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." … Read More
1915 22 Years Old From 1915 to 1917, Lloyd and Roach created more than 60 one-reel comedies.
1918 25 Years Old By 1918, Lloyd and Roach had begun to develop his character beyond an imitation of his contemporaries. … Read More
1919 26 Years Old Lloyd's career was not all laughs, however. In August 1919, while posing for some promotional still photographs in the Los Angeles Witzel Photography Studio, he was seriously injured when while holding a prop bomb thought merely to be a smoke pot. … Read More
1921 28 Years Old Beginning in 1921, Roach and Lloyd moved from shorts to feature length comedies. … Read More


1923 30 Years Old 1 More Event
Lloyd's first reaction in seeing her was that "she looked like a big French doll!" Davis retired from acting in 1923, the year she and Lloyd were married, and Jobyna Ralston became Lloyd's co-star.
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 - 1926 2 More Events
1927 34 Years Old Harold Lloyd has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 1927 his was only the fourth ceremony preserving his handprints, footprints, autograph, and outline of his famed glasses (which were actually a pair of sunglasses with the lenses removed), at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, directly in front of the Hollywood Masonic Temple, of which he was a member. … Read More


1943 50 Years Old In August, 1943, much of Lloyd's personal inventory of silent films (then estimated to be worth $2 million) were destroyed when his film vault caught fire. … 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
He was a Past Potentate of Al-Malaikah Shrine in Los Angeles, and was eventually selected as Imperial Potentate of the Shriners of North America for the year 1949–50. … Read More


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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