George Lloyd (actor)

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George Lloyd
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George Lloyd seems to be at his breaking point with the Three Stooges in the film Pardon My Clutch.
Born (1892-11-05)November 5, 1892
Edinburg, Illinois, United States
Died August 15, 1967(1967-08-15) (aged 74)
West Los Angeles, California, United States
Other names George H. Lloyd
George W. Lloyd
Years active 19321956

George Lloyd (November 5, 1892 – August 15, 1967) was an American character actor. Born in Edinburg, Illinois, Lloyd appeared in over 270 films between 1932 and 1956.

Career[edit]

Modern viewers will remember Lloyd for his appearances in the Three Stooges short subject Pardon My Clutch (1948) as the angry gas station attendant. He was also Squid McGuffy, café owner, in Crime on Their Hands (1948) and its remake, Hot Ice (1955). Other appearances include Mississippi (1935), The Return of Jimmy Valentine (1936), High Sierra (1941), Topper Returns (1941) and My Favorite Brunette (1947). In the 1940s-era morality play I Accuse My Parents (parodied by Mystery Science Theater 3000), he was kindly cafe owner Al, "mistaken" by the MST3K crew for Off. Toody (Joe E. Ross) of Car 54, Where Are You?.

Personal[edit]

Lloyd retired from films as a character actor in 1955. Seven years later, he lost his home after a divorce and was forced to reside in a seedy area of Los Angeles. Lloyd died after a cerebrovascular accident on August 15, 1967. He had been suffering from arteriosclerosis as well at the time of his passing. He is interred at the Los Angeles National Cemetery in West Los Angeles, California.

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