Hal Le Roy
|Hal Le Roy|
|Born||John LeRoy Schotte
December 10, 1913
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
|Died||November 2, 1985
Hackensack, New Jersey, U.S.
|Other names||Hal LeRoy|
|Occupation||Actor, dancer, singer|
|Spouse(s)||Ruth Hedwig Dod|
Hal Le Roy (December 10, 1913 – May 2, 1985) was a American dancer, actor and singer appearing on stage, in film and on television.
Le Roy was born John LeRoy Schotte in Cincinnati in 1913. He broke into New York theater as a dancer, and quickly worked his way into Broadway roles where his dance style created a sensation in the 1931 Ziegfeld Follies. On April 12, 1934, he married Ruth Hedwig Dod (born March 13, 1911, died July 1, 1979), who had been one of his dance partners. He also began doing a series of musical film shorts for Vitaphone and Warner Brothers Pictures.
Aside from his work on Broadway and in film, he also performed in revues, vaudeville and as a featured entertainer in New York's nightclub scene. Le Roy died in 1985 of post-operative complications following heart surgery.
- The Gang's All Here (1931)
- Ziegfeld Follies of 1931 (1931)
- Strike Me Pink (1933)
- Thumbs Up! (1934–1935)
- Too Many Girls (1939–1940)
- Count Me In (1942)
- Follow the Leader (1931)
- Tip Tap Toe (1932) as Hal Evans
- Use Your Imagination (1933)
- Mr. Broadway (1933) as himself
- Picture Palace (1934) as Hal
- Wonder Bar (1934) as dancer in blackface
- Harold Teen (1934) in the title role
- Private Lessons (1934) as himself
- Syncopated City (1934) as himself
- In the Spotlight (1935) as Hal
- Oh, Evaline! (1935)
- Main Street Follies (1935)
- Wash Your Step (1936) as Hal Rogers
- Rhythmitis (1936) as Hal
- Swing for Sale (1937)
- Ups and Downs (1937) as Hal Smith
- Start Cheering (1938) as 'Tarzan' Biddle
- The Prisoner of Swing (1938) as Rudolph, King of Sulvania, and Mr. Razzenstill
- The Knight Is Young (1938) as Hal
- Public Jitterbug No. 1 (1939) as Hal Sturges
- Too Many Girls (1940) as Al Terwilliger
- Main Street Follies (1935) Musical as himself
- Appelbaum, Stanley; James Camner. 1981. Stars of the American Musical Theater in Historic Photographs. New York, New York: Dover Publications, p. 140. ISBN 0-486-24209-9
- "Hal Leroy Weds Ruth Dod". The New York Times. April 13, 1934. p. 22 (Social News).
- Cultural Desk (May 4, 1985). "Hal Le Roy, Dancer in Clubs, Musicals and Several Movies". The New York Times. p. 33 (Section 1).
- Hal Le Roy at the Internet Broadway Database
- Hal LeRoy at the Internet Broadway Database
- Hal Le Roy at the Internet Movie Database
- Hal Le Roy at AllMovie
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