Harold Lloyd

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Date of Birth April 20, 1893
Place of Birth Burchard, Nebraska
Date of Death Mar 8, 1971 (77)
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Harold Lloyd

Harold Clayton Lloyd Sr. was an American actor, comedian, and stunt performer who appeared in many silent comedy films. Lloyd is considered alongside Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton as one of the most influential film comedians of the silent film era. Lloyd made nearly 200 comedy films, both silent and "talkies", between 1914 and 1947. His bespectacled "Glass" character was a resourceful, success-seeking go-getter who matched the zeitgeist of the 1920s-era United States. His films frequently contained "thrill sequences" of extended chase scenes and daredevil physical feats. Lloyd hanging from the hands of a clock high above the street in Safety Last! is considered one of the most enduring images in all of cinema. Lloyd performed the lesser stunts himself, despite having injured himself in August 1919 while doing publicity pictures for the Roach studio. An accident with a bomb mistaken as a prop resulted in the loss of the thumb and index finger of his right hand.

Born: Harold Clayton Lloyd, April 20, 1893, Burchard, Nebraska, U.S.
Died: March 8, 1971, Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Occupation: Actor, comedian, director, producer, screenwriter, stunt performer
Years active: 1913–1963
Children: 3, including Harold Lloyd Jr.
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About Harold Lloyd

King of daredevil comedy who appeared in early silent films such as Safety Last! His other famous films include The Kid Brother and The Freshman.

Before Fame

In his youth, he was employed at Thomas Edison's motion picture company.

Achievement

In an iconic scene from Safety Last, he hangs from a clock tower in the city.

Family Life

His brother was actor and film executive Gaylord Lloyd.

Associations

He was a famous silent film actor, much like Charlie Chaplin.

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  • Silent film producers
  • Male actors from Nebraska
  • Hal Roach Studios actors
  • Silent film comedians
  • Male actors from San Diego
  • Cinema pioneers
  • Academy Honorary Award recipients
  • Silent film directors
  • American Freemasons
  • American amputees
  • American stunt performers
  • Film producers from California
  • Film directors from California
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