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Harold Goodwin

Harold Goodwin

Appeared in a number of Hoot Gibson's silent westerns of the 1920s.

Began his career in silent pictures as a teenager.

Character player who usually played tough guys, blue-collar workers and/or gangsters.

Following high school he earned some stage experience with a stock show at Burbank theatre in Los Angeles.

Not to be confused with a British character actor Harold Goodwin (1917-2004) with the exact same name and appeared in "Bridge on the River Kwai".



Parents were non-professionals Lee Willis Goodwin and Maude Lyons.

Played a foil to Buster Keaton in several of his classic shorts and feature films, including College (1927) and The Cameraman (1928). He went on to be a regular in Keaton's comic showcases on TV during the early 1950s.

Started in silent films as a youth.

When British actor Harold Goodwin gained notice in the 1950s, the American Harold changed the spelling of his first name to Herold to avoid confusion.


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