Nebraska Authors

Harold Lloyd

AKA: Full name: Harold Clayton Lloyd

Born 1893-04-20 Burchard, NE (USA)

Died 1971-03-08
Beverly Hill, CA (USA)

Harold Lloyd was a famed comedic actor and stunt-performer who is considered, alongside Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, as one of the great comedic geniuses of the silent film era. There are many biographical treatments of Lloyd, who was born in Burchard, Nebraska and left the state at age 16 with his father, to move to California. Lloyd appeared in some 200 silent films between 1914 and 1919, and continued to make films, including at least 6 "talkies" as late as 1947. He became very wealthy, and lived on a fabulous Hollywood estate. His hobby was 3D photography. Selections of his photographs have been gathered into several books by his granddaughter, who lists him as co-author. 3-D Hollywood, with some famous photographs of Marilyn Monroe, came out in 1993. But Lloyd was also well known for his nude photographs of Hollywood models and actresses, and some of these were collected in Harold Lloyd's Hollywood Nudes In 3D! (2004). According to Suzanne Lloyd Hayes, over 300,000 photographs exist.

There is a Harold Lloyd Museum in his former home in Burchard, Nebraska.

Places Lived

Burchard, NE
San Diego, CA
Hollywood and Beverly Hills, CA

Author Of

  • Visual Work


Actors and Actresses; Comedy; Feature Films; Silent Films; Hollywood Films; Photography




Not listed


Harold Lloyd's Hollywood Nudes in 3-D! (Suzanne Lloyd Hayes, Editor-Compiler) 2004.
3-D Hollywood. (Suzanne Lloyd Hayes, Editor-Compiler) 1992.

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