#137 Harold Lloyd / Joan Miró – 20 April 1893

Harold Lloyd

Harold Clayton Lloyd, Sr. (April 20, 1893 – March 8, 1971) was an American film actor and producer, most famous for his silent comedies.Harold Lloyd ranks alongside Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton as one of the most popular and influential film comedians of the silent film era. Lloyd made nearly 200 comedy films, both silent and “talkies”, between 1914 and 1947. He is best known for his “Glasses Character”, a resourceful, success-seeking go-getter who was perfectly in tune with 1920s era America.

Joan Miró

Photo by Carl Van Vechten


Joan Miró i Ferrà
(April 20, 1893 – December 25, 1983) was a Spanish Catalan painter, sculptor, and ceramicist born in Barcelona. Earning international acclaim, his work has been interpreted as Surrealism, a sandbox for the subconscious mind, a re-creation of the childlike, and a manifestation of Catalan pride.

Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Lloyd
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_Miró

Also born on this day :
Murray Norcross Shelton was an American football player.
James Hiram Bedford was a University of California psychology professor
Timothy (Tadhg) Manley was an Irish Fine Gael politician.
Édouard Taeymans was a Belgian gymnast who competed in the 1920 Summer Olympics
Edna Ruth Parker was an American supercentenarian and, until her death, was recognized as the oldest person in the world.
Hermann Ungar was a Bohemian writer
Jacques Chastenet de Castaing was a French journalist, historian and diplomat

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