Harold Lloyd

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Harold Lloyd
Lloyd in 1924
Harold Clayton Lloyd

(1893-04-20)April 20, 1893
DiedMarch 8, 1971(1971-03-08) (aged 77)
Resting placeForest Lawn Memorial Park
  • Actor
  • comedian
  • producer
  • stunt performer
Years active1913–1963
Mildred Davis
(m. 1923; died 1969)
Children3, including Harold Lloyd Jr.

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.

His movies usually had "thrill" sections where Lloyd would be in fast chases and performed his own stunts. Lloyd did these dangerous stunts himself even though a movie accident had caused the loss of his right thumb and index finger.

Although Lloyd's movies were not as commercially successful as Chaplin's, Lloyd made a lot more money than Chaplin during their movie years. ($15.7 million to Chaplin's $10.5 million).

Lloyd died of prostate cancer.