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Harold Lloyd

Actor / Film Director / Film Producer / Screenwriter / Photographer / Stunt Performer / Comedian / Executive Producer / Writer | * 04/20/1893 († 77, 03/08/1971) | Burchard, Nebraska (United States of America (USA))
Harold Clayton Lloyd Sr. (April 20, 1893 – March 8, 1971) 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"Glasses" 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 reality a trick shot) in Safety Last! (1923) 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 (the injury was disguised on future films with the use of a special prosthetic glove, and was almost undetectable on the screen). ()
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Harold Lloyd has been called the cinema’s “first man in space.” He was a product of the film industry. His comedy wasn’t imported from Vaudeville or the British Music Hall like his contemporaries, Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. Harold learned to use the camera the way other comics used a bowler hat or a funny walk. In 1917 he shed the comedic clown personas prevalent in comedy for hundreds of years and pioneered romantic comedy by putting the ordinary guy up on the screen –- a guy with faults, and fears, “the boy next door.” With his young man in horned-rimmed glasses, he created classic films.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Romance / Love | Documentaries

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Awards & Nominations for Harold Lloyd

Academy Honorary Award Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Movies with Harold Lloyd as Actor(196)

as himself1963 Funny Side of Life
as (archive footage)1962 Harold Lloyd's World of Comedy
as (archive footage)1951 The Slappiest Days of Our Lives
as Harold Diddlelock1947 The Sin of Harold Diddlebock
as Prof. Dean Lambert1938 Professor Beware
as Burleigh Sullivan1936 The Milky Way
as Ezekiel Cobb1934 The Cat's-Paw
as Harold Hall aka Trouble1932 Movie Crazy
as (archive footage)1931 The House That Shadows Built
as Harold Horne1930 Feet First
as Harold Bledsoe1929 Welcome Danger
as Harold 'Speedy' Swift1928 Speedy
as Himself (uncredited)1927 Character Studies
as Harold Hickory1927 The Kid Brother
as The Uptown Boy1926 For Heaven's Sake
as Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited)1925 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
as The Freshman1925 The Freshman
as Harold Meadows, The Poor Boy1924 Girl Shy
as Harold1924 Hot Water
as The Boy / Harold Lloyd1923 Safety Last!
as Harold Van Pelham1923 Why Worry?
as himself1923 Dogs of War!
as Grandma's Boy1922 Grandma's Boy
as Dr. 'Jack' Jackson1922 Dr. Jack
as The Boy1921 Now or Never
as The Boy1921 I Do
as The Boy1921 Never Weaken
as O'Reilly, The Boy1921 Among Those Present
as The Boy1921 A Sailor-Made Man
as The Boy1920 High and Dizzy
as The Boy1920 Get Out and Get Under
as The American Boy1920 His Royal Slyness
as The Boy1920 Number, Please?
as The Boy1920 Haunted Spooks
as The Boy1920 An Eastern Westerner
as The Boy1919 Ask Father
as Harold1919 Don't Shove
as The Hustler1919 Next Aisle Over
as The Stage Hand1919 Ring Up the Curtain
as Glasses Character1919 Young Mr. Jazz
as The Boy1919 Bumping Into Broadway
as The Boy1919 Captain Kidd's Kids
as The Boy1919 Just Neighbors
as A Millionaire1919 Back to the Woods
as Harold1919 The Marathon
as The Boy1919 Look Out Below
as Billy Blazes1919 Billy Blazes, Esq.
as The Boy1919 From Hand to Mouth
1918 Beat It
as Harold1918 The City Slicker
as Harold - The Squirrel Inn Bellhop1918 On the Jump
as Harold1918 Look Pleasant, Please
as Janitor1918 Pipe the Whiskers
as The Boy1918 Hey There
as Soda Jerk1918 Let's Go
as A Fearless Explorer1918 Somewhere in Turkey
as Harold1918 The Non-Stop Kid
as The Boy1918 A Gasoline Wedding
as Groom1918 Bride and Gloom
as Harold1918 Are Crooks Dishonest?
1918 The Tip
as The Sport1918 Take a Chance
as Two-Gun Gussie (Harold)1918 Two-Gun Gussie
as Lonesome Luke1917 Lonesome Luke, Plumber
1917 Bashful
as Lonesome Luke1917 Luke's Trolley Troubles
1917 Pinched
as Lonesome Luke1917 Stop! Luke! Listen!
as Lonesome Luke1917 Luke's Lost Liberty
as The Boy1917 All Aboard
as Lonesome Luke1917 Love, Laughs and Lather
as Harold1917 Bliss
as The Boy1917 By the Sad Sea Waves
as Ginger, a tailor1917 Over the Fence
as Lonesome Luke1917 Lonesome Luke's Lively Life
as Lonesome Luke1917 Lonesome Luke, Lawyer
as Lonesome Luke1917 We Never Sleep
as Lonesome Luke1917 From Laramie to London
as Lonesome Luke1917 Lonesome Luke's Wild Women
as Lonesome Luke1917 Lonesome Luke Loses Patients
as Lonesome Luke1917 Lonesome Luke on Tin Can Alley
as Lonesome Luke1917 Lonesome Luke's Honeymoon
as Lonesome Luke1917 Lonesome Luke, Mechanic
as Lonesome Luke1917 Luke Wins Ye Ladye Faire
as Harold1917 The Big Idea
as Chester Fields1917 Move On
as Harold1917 Rainbow Island
as Lonesome Luke1917 Birds of a Feather
as Lonesome Luke1917 Luke's Busy Day
as Lonesome Luke1917 Lonesome Luke, Messenger
as Lonesome Luke1917 Lonesome Luke's Lovely Rifle
as Lonesome Lukius, Gladiator1916 Luke, the Gladiator
as Lonesome Luke1916 Luke's Newsie Knockout
as Lonesome Luke1916 Luke Foils the Villain
as Lonesome Luke1916 Lonesome Luke, Circus King
as Lonesome Luke1916 Luke and the Bomb Throwers
as Lonesome Luke1916 Luke's Speedy Club Life
as Lonesome Luke1916 Luke's Lost Lamb
as Lonesome Luke1916 Lonesome Luke Lolls in Luxury
as Lonesome Luke1916 Luke, the Chauffeur
as Lonesome Luke1916 Luke Joins the Navy
as Lonesome Luke1916 Luke Does the Midway
as Lonesome Luke1916 Luke's Late Lunchers
as Lonesome Luke1916 Luke, the Candy Cut-Up
as Lonesome Luke1916 Luke Locates the Loot
as Lonesome Luke1916 Luke and the Mermaids
as Lonesome Luke1916 Luke Rides Roughshod
as Lonesome Luke1916 Them Was the Happy Days!
as Lonesome Luke1916 Luke's Double
as Lonesome Luke1916 Luke Pipes the Pippins
as Lonesome Luke1916 Luke's Fatal Flivver
as Lonesome Luke1916 Luke, Crystal Gazer
as Lonesome Luke1916 Luke and the Rural Roughnecks
as Lonesome Luke1916 Luke Lugs Luggage
as Lonesome Luke1916 Luke Laughs Last
as Lonesome Luke1916 Luke's Washful Waiting
as Italain Fruit Vendor (uncredited)1915 Love, Loot and Crash
as Lonesome Luke1915 Peculiar Patients' Pranks
as Fight Spectator1915 Hogan's Romance Upset
as Lonesome Luke1915 A Foozle at the Tee Party
as Luke de Fluke1915 Giving Them Fits
as The Minister1915 Their Social Splash
as Lonesome Luke aka Lucas1915 Ragtime Snap Shots
as Lonesome Luke1915 Lonesome Luke, Social Gangster
as Cook1915 A Submarine Pirate
as Young Man Jobless Youth (uncredited)1915 Court House Crooks
as Lonesome Luke aka Easy Otis1915 Tinkering with Trouble
as Lonesome Luke1915 Bughouse Bellhops
as Willie Work1915 Just Nuts
as Byron Beanskin1915 Great While It Lasted
as Oscar Weeban aka Lonesome Luke1915 Ruses, Rhymes and Roughnecks
1914 Samson

TV Shows/Series with Harold Lloyd as Actor(3)

Movies with Harold Lloyd as Crew(24)

Production/Producer1963 Funny Side of Life
Directing/Director1962 Harold Lloyd's World of Comedy
Production/Producer1942 My Favorite Spy
Production/Producer1941 A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob
Directing/Director1932 Movie Crazy
Production/Producer1932 Movie Crazy
Writing/Writer1929 Welcome Danger
Production/Producer1929 Welcome Danger
Production/Producer1928 Dad's Choice
Production/Producer1928 Behind the Counter
Production/Producer1928 Speedy
Production/Producer1927 Find the King
Production/Producer1926 For Heaven's Sake
Writing/Writer1924 Girl Shy
Writing/Story1924 Girl Shy
Production/Producer1924 Girl Shy
Production/Producer1924 Hot Water
Writing/Writer1923 Safety Last!
Writing/Story1922 Grandma's Boy
Directing/Director1919 Just Neighbors
Writing/Writer1919 From Hand to Mouth
Directing/Director1918 The Lamb
Directing/Director1917 Pinched
Directing/Director1917 Over the Fence

Additional Information

Official websites:
Full Name: Harold Lloyd
Born: Thursday, 04/20 1893 (April) in Burchard, Nebraska (United States of America (USA))
Died: Monday, 03/08 1971 (March) in Beverly Hills (aged: 77)
Zodiac sign: Taurus (Chinese zodiac sign: Snake)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: San Diego High School, East High School
Spouses (current/former): Mildred Davis
Children: Gloria Lloyd, Harold Lloyd Jr.
Siblings: Gaylord Lloyd
Influenced by/Role models: Charlie Chaplin
Other names for Harold Lloyd (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Hal Lloyd"
"Harold Clayton Lloyd"
Harold Lloyd frequently works together with these people:
Hal Roach (175x, Crew)
Bebe Daniels (148x, Actress)
'Snub' Pollard (145x, Actor)
Sammy Brooks (59x, Actor)
Walter Lundin (46x, Crew)
Billy Fay (41x, Cast)
Fred C. Newmeyer (40x, Crew)
Charles Stevenson (35x, Actor)
Alfred J. Goulding (34x, Crew)
H.M. Walker (34x, Crew)
Bud Jamison (32x, Actor)
Gloria Swanson (3x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:173066, Added: 07/09/2018, Last updated: 09/02/2021