Larry Semon Overview:

Actor, Larry Semon, was born Lawrence Semon on Jul 16, 1889 in West Point, MS. Semon died at the age of 39 on Oct 8, 1928 in Gracelon Ranch, CA .

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Son of vaudeville comedian Zera the Great.

In scores of short films, Semon rivaled Charles Chaplin in comic popularity during the early 1920s. He directed The Wizard of Oz (1925), one of his very few feature-length films, in which he played the Scarecrow with Oliver Hardy as the Tin Man. He married his leading lady, Dorothy Dwan, who played Dorothy, just before the film's release. Unfortunately, it was not a success and effectively killed Semon's career, which was already on the skids. He died a few years later.

Before entering show business, he was a cartoonist for The Brooklyn Eagle newspaper.

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