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Harold Lockwood in Stars of the Photoplay, 1916
April 12, 1887|
Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
|Died||October 19, 1918
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Cause of death||Spanish influenza|
|Resting place||Woodlawn Cemetery, The Bronx|
Harold A. Lockwood (April 12, 1887 – October 19, 1918) was an American silent film actor and one of the most popular matinee idols of the early film period during the 1910s.
Often paired with actress May Allison, the two became one of the first celebrated on-screen romantic duos. The two first shared the screen opposite one another in the Allan Dwan directed romantic film David Harum and would appear in over twenty-three films together during the World War I era. However, the two were never romantically involved off-screen.
Lockwood was also among the all-star ensemble cast of the 1916 D.W. Griffith directed classic Intolerance which included Lillian Gish, Robert Harron, Mae Marsh, Douglas Fairbanks, Sam De Grasse, Wallace Reid, Mildred Harris and Carol Dempster.
Lockwood died on October 19, 1918 after contracting the Spanish influenza virus during production of Shadows of Suspicion (1919), which had some scenes completed using a double shot from behind. Lockwood was 31 years old. He is buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx.
Lockwood had a son with his wife. His name was Harold Lockwood, Jr. (born 1908 - ??), and he later appeared in silent and sound films. Amongst his earliest credits is the 1928 World War I film Lilac Time starring Colleen Moore and Gary Cooper.
- Hearts Adrift (1914)
- Tess of the Storm Country (1914)
- The Unwelcome Mrs. Hatch (1914)
- Such a Little Queen (1914)
- Wildflower (1914)
- The Man from Mexico (1914)
- The Crucible (1914)
- David Harum (1915)
- The Great Question (1915)
- The Buzzard's Shadow (1915)
- Are You a Mason? (1915)
- Jim the Penman (1915)
- Intolerance (1916)
- The Gamble (1916)
- The Man in the Sombrero (1916)
- The Other Side of the Door (1916)
- The Broken Cross (1916)
- Lillo of the Sulu Seas (1916)
- Big Tremaine (1916)
- The Secret Wire (1916)
- Paradise Garden (1917)
- Broadway Bill (1918)
- Cozad, W. Lee (2002). Those Magnificent Mountain Movies: (The Golden Years) 1911-1939. p. 47. ISBN 0-9723372-1-0.
- Fleming, E. J. (2007). Wallace Reid: The Life and Death of a Hollywood Idol. McFarland. p. 122. ISBN 0-7864-2815-5.
- McKegg, William H. (January 1929). "Carrying On". Picture-Play Magazine (New York City: Street & Smith Corporation). Retrieved October 26, 2015.
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