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Harold Lloyd Overview:

Legendary actor, Harold Lloyd, was born Harold Clayton Lloyd on Apr 20, 1893 in Burchard, NE. Lloyd died at the age of 77 on Mar 8, 1971 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn (Glendale) Cemetery in Glendale, CA.

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Harold Lloyd's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #4 on Nov 21, 1927. In addition, Lloyd was immortalized on a US postal stamp in 1994. Lloyd was never nominated for an Academy Award. However he won one Honorary Award in 1952 , master comedian and good citizen.

BlogHub Articles:

Fridays With…: Why Worry? (1923)

on Jan 29, 2016 From Journeys in Classic Film

I’ve had my ups and downs with ’s body of work over the last four weeks. Although none of his previous features outright bored me, I didn’t find the belly laughs or narrative drive outside of The Freshman (1925). But, we’re ending on a high note with Why Worry?, a... Read full article


Fridays With…: Why Worry? (1923)

on Jan 29, 2016 From Journeys in Classic Film

I’ve had my ups and downs with ’s body of work over the last four weeks. Although none of his previous features outright bored me, I didn’t find the belly laughs or narrative drive outside of The Freshman (1925). But, we’re ending on a high note with Why Worry?, a... Read full article


Fridays With…: Speedy (1928)

on Jan 22, 2016 From Journeys in Classic Film

We’ve reached the halfway point with our continued adventures with silent film comedian , and as we move forward in Lloyd’s filmography the films just ain’t what they used to be. As I mentioned in my review of The Freshman (1925), part of my fluctuating enjoyment proba... Read full article


Fridays With…: Speedy (1928)

on Jan 22, 2016 From Journeys in Classic Film

We’ve reached the halfway point with our continued adventures with silent film comedian , and as we move forward in Lloyd’s filmography the films just ain’t what they used to be. As I mentioned in my review of The Freshman (1925), part of my fluctuating enjoyment proba... Read full article


Fridays With…: Safety Last! (1923)

on Jan 15, 2016 From Journeys in Classic Film

Fridays with continues and this week we look at one of Lloyd’s most iconic works; one that has become a visual legend throughout cinema history. An unnamed Boy (Lloyd) wants to impress his girl (Mildred Davis) by becoming a man of distinction. Unfortunately, despite telling his g... Read full article


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Harold Lloyd Quotes:

Harold Diddlebock: As soon as I have a minute, I'll thank you for hours.


Harold "Speedy" Swift: Gee, Babe, you've done more for baseball than cheese has for Switzerland.


Ezekiel Cobb: A cordial greeting, my worthy friend!


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Harold Lloyd Facts
Harold Lloyd had acted in theatre since boyhood, and started acting in one-reel film comedies shortly after moving to California. Lloyd 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. The hard-working Lloyd became the most successful of Roach's comic actors between 1915 and 1919.

One of the 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).

Lloyd's "Glasses character" was the inspiration for Superman's identity as Clark Kent. Like that character, Lloyd found that he could hide his identity simply by taking off the glasses.

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