Lloyd Hamilton (Lloyd Vernon Hamilton)

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Oakland, California, USA
Being one of numerous important comedians during the silent era whose popularity has turned into almost complete obscurity, Lloyd Hamilton has nevertheless earned a reputation as an original talent among film historians and enthusiasts. Born into a conservative middle-class family in California, presumably in 1891, Hamilton began his career as an extra in theatre-productions. He entered films at an early age, although the exact year remains hard to specify; he claimed to have appeared in his first films at Lubin Company in 1914, but he can be glimpsed in a few surviving Frontier-comedies from the year before. Read more...


Character: Hansom Cabby in "What Became of the Floradora Boys" number" / / Soldier

The Show of Shows 1929

Character: Himself

Slaphappy 2001