Photograph was edited for publication purposes. Harold Lloyd was born on April 20, 1893 in Burchard, Nebraska. He was an American actor, comedian, film director, producer, screenwriter, and stunt performer who is best known for his silent comedy films. He was also a founding member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He was one of the most popular actors of the silent film era along with Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin. Lloyd's performance hanging from the hands of a clock high above the street in Safety Last! (1923) is one of the most iconic images in all of cinema. Lloyd began acting at the age of 20 and became friends with filmmaker Hal Roach. In 1919 he was seriously injured while holding what he thought was a prop bomb. It exploded, causing him to lose the thumb and forefinger of his right hand. By 1921 Lloyd and Roach moved from short films to feature length comedies. The films were popular and highly profitable, making him one of the wealthiest and most influential figures in early Hollywood. Lloyd married actress Mildred Davis on Saturday, February 10, 1923 in Los Angeles. The couple had three children (one adopted). After the silent film era, his popularity waned and he basically retired from film. In 1944 he became director and host of a radio anthology series that lasted only one season. He became involved in civic and charity work and experimented with photography. He died on March 8, 1971. Photograph caption dated March 12, 1958 reads "In front is Jack McVeigh, others (left to right) are John L. Murphy, George M. Thompson, the famed comedian Lloyd and Joe Reddy." McVeigh is crouching in front of the other four men, and Reddy is on one knee. The group of friends decided to get together to honor Lloyd.
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Lloyd, Harold,--1893-1971 Motion picture actors and actresses--United States Comedians--United States Men--California--Los Angeles Group portraits Portrait photographs Los Angeles Evening Herald Express photographs Herald-Examiner Collection photographs