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:

Hubby: Marriage is like dandruff - it falls heavily upon your shoulders - you get a lot of free advice about it - but up to date nothing has been found to cure it.


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


[last lines]
The Girl: Say, what's our name?


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In the opening scene of the 1985 film Back to the Future, amongst the plethora of clocks in "Doc" Brown's house, one featuring the tiny figure of Lloyd hanging from the hands can be seen, and Doc Brown himself ends up hanging from the hands of the Hill Valley clock tower by the end of the movie in an apparent homage to Lloyd's famous Safety Last! stunt.

His home, "GreenAcres" has 44 rooms, 26 bathrooms, 12 fountains, 12 gardens and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

In 1953, Lloyd received a special Academy Award for being a "master comedian and good citizen." The second citation was a snub to Chaplin, who at that point had fallen foul of McCarthyism and who had had his entry visa to the United States revoked. Regardless of the political overtones, Lloyd accepted the award in good spirit.

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