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Comedian Harold Lloyd was a star of silent film era, appearing in notable movies Just Nuts, Girl Shy and The Freshman.
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Born in Burchard, Nebraska, on April 20, 1893, comedian Harold Lloyd became an icon of the silent film era by starring in Just Nuts, Girl Shy and The Freshman, among other notable films. Lloyd's popularity continued after the coming of sound, with movies including Mad Wednesday. He died on March 8, 1971, in Beverly Hills, California.
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In the early years of motion pictures, actors were recruited from the stage, resulting in larger-than-life performances that seemed jarring when blown up to the size of a movie screen. As the years went on, actors began to understand the subtleties of the medium, and used more natural expressions to connect with their audiences. They became movie stars, known for their glamorous looks and identifiable personalities. As Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard would say, they didn't need dialogue, they had faces.
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