Larry Semon

Larry Semon

Highest Rated: 88% Underworld (1927)

Lowest Rated: 88% Underworld (1927)

Birthday: Jul 16, 1889

Birthplace: West Point, Mississippi, USA

Former cartoonist who joined Vitagraph in 1916 as a writer and director of comedy shorts. Semon starred in his zany films as a goofy character in white face and over-sized pants, and at one time his popularity approached that of Chaplin, Lloyd, and Keaton. Oliver Hardy often appeared as his villainous foil, and he was usually supported by leading ladies Lucille Carlisle and Dorothy Dwan, whom he would later marry. Semon's fiscal irresponsibility lead to a rift with Vitagraph and although he continued to turn out features, they met with limited success. He tried to made a comeback in a dramatic role in Joseph Von Sternberg's "Underworld" (1927), but left film shortly thereafter and following a nervous breakdown, died in 1929 of pneumonia.

Highest rated movies

Underworld

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Simple Sap It (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 1928
88% 88% Underworld 'Slippy' Lewis (Character) - 1927
No Score Yet 80% The Wizard of Oz Scarecrow/Toymaker/Farmhand (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 1925
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Perfect Clown Unknown (Character) - 1925
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kid Speed Lou DuPoise (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 1924
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sawmill The dumb-bell (Character),
Director
- 1922
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Show The Prop Man/Gentle Onlooker (Character),
Director
- 1922
No Score Yet No Score Yet Golf The Son (Character),
Director
- 1922
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bakery Larry (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1921
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bathing Beauties and Big Boobs Unknown (Character),
Director
- 1918
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tough Luck and Tin Lizzies Larry (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 1917

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