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Subject: 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.
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Date Posted: Friday, March 08, 12:27:39pm
In reply to: Bio & PHOTO 's message, "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. ..." on Friday, March 08, 12:13:25pm

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As a father, Harold Lloyd had his share of quirks. He was extremely benevolent toward his youngest child, Harold, Jr., who he supported through more than a decade of false starts (and outright failures) in show business. Far more seriously, Harold Jr. was a submissive homosexual who would come home battered after a rough date--- his father demonstrated an unusual degree of acceptance toward homosexuality throughout his entire life. His sisters, however, were treated in far more Victorian terms. Harold Jr. was effectively lost soul after his father died and, like his mother (who died in 1969), was an alcoholic and seemingly unable to adjust to his sexuality. Sadly, he died at 39, almost 3 months to-the-day, after the death of his famous father.

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Most sources say that Hzrold Lloyd Jr. lived from Jan. 1931 to June 1971 and therefore died at age 40. (NT)egee33Friday, March 08, 12:43:55pm

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