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Harold C. Lloyd
[Harold C. Lloyd]
April 20, 1893- March 8, 1971
Silent screen actor, comedian and producer, Harold Lloyd was an active Shriner. As Imperial Potentate of North America in 1949, he appeared on the cover of the July 25, 1949 Time Magazine with its accompanying cover story entitled The World of Hiram Abif. He was later elected President of the Shriners Hospital Corporation in 1963 as well as Chairman of the Board of Trustees
He arrived in Los Angeles in 1912, shedding his grotesque comedy clothes and characterizations for a pair of horn-rimmed glasses in 1917. In doing so, Lloyd created an American archetype in a motion picture career, which spanned 34 years and over 200 comedies. Among his most famous films are Grandma’s Boy (1922), Safety Last! (1923), The Freshman (1925), The Kid Brother (1927), Speedy (1928), and Movie Crazy (1932).
Lloyd was also a prize-winning stereo (3-D) photographer. He produced two compilation films of his earlier work, Harold Lloyd’s World of Comedy (1962) and Harold Lloyd’s Funny Side of Life (1963), and was preparing further revivals of his best films before succumbing to cancer on March 8, 1971 at the age of 77.
Initiated: 1925
Alexander Hamilton Lodge No. 535, Hollywood

Source: A Celebration of the Craft, John Hamill.

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