George Lloyd (actor)

George Lloyd (November 5, 1892 – August 15, 1967) was an American vaudevillian and character actor. Born in Edinburg, Illinois, Lloyd appeared in over 270 films between 1932 and 1956.

George Lloyd
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George Lloyd with the Three Stooges in the film Pardon My Clutch.
Born(1892-11-05)November 5, 1892
DiedAugust 15, 1967(1967-08-15) (aged 74)
Other namesGeorge H. Lloyd
George W. Lloyd
Years active1932–1956

CareerEdit

In the late 1920s, Lloyd had his own vaudeville troupe.[1]

Lloyd appeared in the Three Stooges short subject Pardon My Clutch (1948) as the angry gas station attendant. He was also Squid McGuffy, café owner, in Crime on Their Hands (1948) and its remake, Hot Ice (1955). Other appearances include Mississippi (1935), The Return of Jimmy Valentine (1936), High Sierra (1941), Topper Returns (1941) and My Favorite Brunette (1947). In the 1940s-era morality play I Accuse My Parents (parodied by Mystery Science Theater 3000), he was kindly cafe owner Al, "mistaken" by the MST3K crew for Off. Toody (Joe E. Ross) of Car 54, Where Are You?.

PersonalEdit

Lloyd retired from films as a character actor in 1955. Seven years later, he lost his home after a divorce and was forced to reside in a seedy area of Los Angeles. Lloyd died after a cerebrovascular accident on August 15, 1967. He had been suffering from arteriosclerosis as well at the time of his passing. He is interred at the Los Angeles National Cemetery in West Los Angeles, California.

Partial filmographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "George Lloyd And Co. Head Keith Program Academy Thursday With Conklin And Bancroft On Screen In 'Tell It To Sweeney'". The Selma Times-Journal. Alabama, Selma. January 15, 1928. p. 10. Retrieved October 29, 2019 – via Newspapers.com. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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