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 .


Baby-faced, pale-complexioned American silent-screen comedian whose specialty was blank bewilderment at life's vicissitudes. Won great popularity briefly at the end of the twenties, but quarrelled with those around him, failed as his own director, and was declared bankrupt in 1931. Although he worked on, he never regained his popularity. Died from a cerebral hemorrhage.

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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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The Strong Man (1926): Starring

By 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 26, 2022 From 4 Star Films

My knowledge of silent cinema is admittedly littered with blindspots. Some of this must be attributed to the sheer number of shorts the era engendered and also the number of extant films which will remain lost if not for some secret cache hidden away in someone’s perfectly insulated basement. ... Read full article

Silents are Golden: The One-Of-A-Kind

By Lea Stans on Jan 20, 2022 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Silents are Golden: The One-Of-A-Kind For a long time, most silent comedians were very much of the same ?type.? Their appearances might vary and some had more distinctly ?dimwitted? personalities than others, but practically all of them had a similar level of easily excitable, jumpi... Read full article

At Hal Roach: The Talkies 1929-30

By Dan Day, Jr. on May 2, 2020 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

Kit Parker Films and The Sprocket Vault mine the Hal Roach comedy archives again with this DVD set of eight short subjects featuring . The back of the disc case for this set states, "This is at his most surreal." That has to be the understatement of the year. The shorts i... Read full article

: 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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He is related to actress Lynne Langdon

Has one son, celebrity photographer Harry Philmore Langdon Jr. who lives in Los Angeles.

Was a veteran in vaudeville when joining the movies.

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