Harry Crocker

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Harry Crocker (July 2, 1893 – May 23, 1958) was an American actor of the 1920s. He appeared in Charlie Chaplin's The Circus in 1928. He was a Los Angeles Examiner newsman.[1]


Crocker was born on July 2, 1893. His grand uncle was Charles Crocker (1822–1888) who had been a builder of the Central Pacific Railroad[citation needed] and his distant cousin was the philanthropist William Henry Crocker, president of Crocker National Bank.

Crocker married Elizabeth Jenns[2] in late 1936.[3]

He was Chaplin's personal assistant until he was fired during the making of Chaplin's City Lights in 1930. He later reconciled with Chaplin and maintained a friendship until the comedian left America in 1952.

He died on May 23, 1958.[1][4]


  1. ^ a b "Harry Crocker, L.A. Newsman, Dies at 64". Los Angeles Times. May 24, 1958. Retrieved 2010-07-21. Harry Crocker, 64, former Los Angeles Examiner columnist, died yesterday at his home, 622 N Bedford Drive, Beverly Hills, after being in ill health for the past three years. 
  2. ^ Marshall Kester (December 6, 1936). "Film Veteran Holds Spotlight at Elaborate Testimonial Fete". Los Angeles Times. p. D14. 
  3. ^ "Wedding Plans Told by Cable: Harry Crocker and Actress to Seal Troth". Los Angeles Times. October 15, 1936. p. A8. 
  4. ^ "Harry Crocker, 64, Dies. Retired Columnist Worked for Los Angeles Examiner". New York Times. May 25, 1958. Retrieved 2010-07-21. 

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