Hal Le Roy

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Hal Le Roy
Born John LeRoy Schotte
(1913-12-10)December 10, 1913
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died May 2, 1985(1985-05-02) (aged 71)
Hackensack, New Jersey, United States
Other names Hal LeRoy
Occupation Actor, dancer, singer
Years active 1928–1982
Spouse(s) Ruth Hedwig Dod

Hal Le Roy (December 10, 1913 – May 2, 1985) was an American dancer, actor, and singer appearing on stage, in film, and on television.


Le Roy was born John LeRoy Schotte in Cincinnati, Ohio, on December 10, 1913.[1]

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.[2] 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 performed in revues, vaudeville, and as a featured entertainer in New York's nightclub scene.

He was selected as a feature performer by Bob Hope for Hope's TV Premier appearance.

Le Roy died on May 2, 1985, in Hackensack, New Jersey, of complications following heart surgery.[3]


  • 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)

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  1. ^ 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
  2. ^ "Hal Leroy Weds Ruth Dod". The New York Times. April 13, 1934. p. 22 (Social News). 
  3. ^ Cultural Desk (May 4, 1985). "Hal Le Roy, Dancer in Clubs, Musicals and Several Movies". The New York Times. p. 33 (Section 1). 

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