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Subject: Another big celeb to die on this date -ARCHIVE: March 8, 1971 ~Silent Film great Harold Lloyd, made nearly 200 comedy films, both silent and "talkies", between 1914 and 1947, dying in many ways far more prolific a filmmaker than fellow filmmaker Charlie Chaplin (and wealthier at $15M), at age 77 of cancer. ...


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Date Posted: Friday, March 08, 12:13:25pm
In reply to: From published reports, not exactly 'Father of the Year'. 's message, "His son Joe Jr. died within 3 months of his famous father, who left him $20k of his $50M." on Friday, March 08, 11:47:51am

American actor, comedian, director, producer, screenwriter, and
stunt performer who is best known for his silent comedy films.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQmmds1QNFY
Harold Lloyd
[ Harold Clayton Lloyd Sr. ]
(April 20, 1893 March 8, 1971)


Lloyd ranks alongside Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton as one of the most popular and influential film comedians of the silent film era. Lloyd made nearly 200 comedy films, both silent and "talkies", between 1914 and 1947. He is best known for his bespectacled "Glass" character, a resourceful, success-seeking go-getter who was perfectly in tune with 1920s-era United States.

His films frequently contained "thrill sequences" of extended chase scenes and daredevil physical feats, for which he is best remembered today. Lloyd hanging from the hands of a clock high above the street (in reality a trick shot) in Safety Last! (1923) is 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).

Although Lloyd's individual films were not as commercially successful as Chaplin's on average, he was far more prolific (releasing 12 feature films in the 1920s while Chaplin released just four), and made more money overall ($15.7 million to Chaplin's $10.5 million).

Links
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0516001/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Lloyd
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/634/harold-lloyd

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Like DiMaggio, Harold Lloyd's only son (another JR) also troubled with substance abuse, died just 3 months after his famous father. ...Harold Lloyd Jr., an alcoholic, died after a massive stroke, at only 34.Friday, March 08, 12:27:39pm
Overshadowed by Frazier beating Ali (NT)on a 15-round decision that nightFriday, March 08, 12:37:03pm


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