Larry Semon

1889 - 1928

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Lawrence "Larry" Semon (February 9, 1889 – October 8, 1928) was an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter during the silent film era. In his day, Semon was considered a major movie comedian, but he is now remembered mainly for working with both Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy before they started working together. He is also sometimes noted for directing (as well as appearing in) the 1925 silent film The Wizard of Oz, which had a slight influence on the better-known 1939 talkie The Wizard of Oz released by MGM. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Larry Semon has received more than 107,563 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Larry Semon is the 2,427th most popular actor (down from 2,205th in 2019), the 4,017th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,707th in 2019) and the 1,189th most popular American Actor.

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Among actors, Larry Semon ranks 2,427 out of 10,030Before him are David Doyle, Bruce Davison, Shirley Jones, Norman Wisdom, Marie Dressler, and Natalia Makarova. After him are David Tennant, Rose McGowan, Catherine Hicks, Jesse Eisenberg, Martin Ferrero, and Pauline Moran.

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Among people born in 1889, Larry Semon ranks 133Before him are Mikha'il Na'ima, James Whale, Edmond Privat, Alma Karlin, Lord Leopold Mountbatten, and Ludwig Renn. After him are Laureano Gómez, Antonio Caggiano, Manuel Prado Ugarteche, Abbās al-Aqqād, Zhang Qun, and Alfonso Reyes. Among people deceased in 1928, Larry Semon ranks 58Before him are Hermann Sudermann, Arnold Rothstein, Ulrich von Brockdorff-Rantzau, Alexander Spendiaryan, Gustave Ador, and Frederick Arthur Bridgman. After him are Richard F. Outcault, Alexander Trepov, Robert Lansing, Sverre Hassel, Ellen Terry, and Arthur Gore.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Larry Semon ranks 4,017 out of 15,968Before him are Lee Radziwill (1933), Wes Unseld (1946), Charles Fort (1874), Bruce Davison (1946), Shirley Jones (1934), and Jerry Seinfeld (1954). After him are Lobo (1943), Jeralean Talley (1899), Catherine Hicks (1951), Jesse Eisenberg (1983), Joseph Brant (1742), and Martin Ferrero (1947).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Larry Semon ranks 1,189Before him are Peter Strauss (1947), Rob Lowe (1964), Sarah Rafferty (1972), David Doyle (1929), Bruce Davison (1946), and Shirley Jones (1934). After him are Catherine Hicks (1951), Jesse Eisenberg (1983), Martin Ferrero (1947), Frank Gorshin (1933), Susan Strasberg (1938), and Anthony Edwards (1962).

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