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Harry Langdon Overview:

Legendary actor, Harry Langdon, was born on Jun 15, 1884 in Council Bluffs, IA. Langdon died at the age of 60 on Dec 22, 1944 in Los Angeles, CA .

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Langdon was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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: King of Silent Comedy: Facebook/Blog Book Giveaway Contest (July)

By Annmarie Gatti on Jul 6, 2017 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

“: King of Silent Comedy” Book Giveaway via Facebook and this Blog Okay, now it’s time for the Facebook/Blog version of our “: King of Silent Comedy” Giveaway Contest! This time we’ll be giving away one copy of the book via Facebook and this blog, courtesy of University Pre... Read full article


: King of Silent Comedy Book Giveaway (via Twitter in July)

By Annmarie Gatti on Jul 3, 2017 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

“: King of Silent Comedy” Book Giveaway via Twitter Time for our next book giveaway! This time, CMH will be giving away FIVE COPIES of “: King of Silent Comedy” by authors by Gabriella Oldham and Mabel Langdon, courtesy of University Press of Kentucky, from July 3 through A... Read full article


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Harry Langdon Facts
His first marriage reportedly produced one child who died at birth, around 1911. Harry never told his later wife and son about this tragedy.

Was a veteran in vaudeville when joining the movies.

During the years 1924-27, Harry Langdon was considered a rival of Charlie Chaplin in popularity, but his status as a star was meteoric. Through the years, many silent film fans as well as historians have tried to find an explanation. Some blame it on Langdon's little business-experiences, most significantly when he fired director Frank Capra in order to take over the direction himself; others consider Langdon's "child- man" an acquired taste whom the audiences perhaps grew tired of after a while.

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