Mervyn LeRoy

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San Francisco, California, USA
The great San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906 was a tragedy for Mervyn Leroy. While he and his father managed to survive, they lost everything they had. To make money, Leroy sold newspapers and entered talent contests as a singer. When he entered vaudeville, his act was "LeRoy and Cooper--Two Kids and a Piano". After the act broke up he contacted his cousin, Jesse L. Lasky, and went to work in Hollywood. He worked in the costume department, the film lab and as a camera assistant before becoming a comedy gag writer and part-time actor in silent films. Read more...


Character: Guest at lawn party

Synthetic Sin 1929

Character: Himself - Thalberg Award Recipient

The 48th Annual Academy Awards 1976