Harry O. Hoyt

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Harry O. Hoyt
Born 6 August 1885
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Died 29 July 1961(1961-07-29) (aged 75)
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California
Other names Harry Hoyt
Occupation Screenwriter
Film director
Years active 1913–1945
Spouse(s) Florence Stark Hoyt

Harry O. Hoyt (6 August 1885 – 29 July 1961) was an American screenwriter and film director whose film career began in 1912, during the silent era.[1] He graduated with a degree in literature from Yale University in 1910.[2] His 1925 film The Lost World, based on the book by Arthur Conan Doyle, is notable as a pioneering effort in the use of stop-motion animation.[3] His brother, actor Arthur Hoyt, also appeared in The Lost World.

In November 1912, he married the former Florence Stark in Norwich, Connecticut.[4] Together they had a son, Devereux Gerrard Hoyt, and daughter Daryl Hoyt.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Johnston, William A., ed. (1929). "Motion Picture News Blue Book": 122. Retrieved 18 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Alumni directory of Yale University: graduates and non-graduates. New Haven: Yale University. 1920. p. 521. Retrieved 18 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Reid, John Howard (2008). Silent films & Early Talkies on DVD : a Classic Movie Fan's Guide. Morrisville, NC: Lulu Press. pp. 153–154. ISBN 9781435710733. Retrieved 18 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "Incidents in Society". Norwich Bulletin. Norwich, Connecticut. 27 November 1912. p. 5. Retrieved 18 August 2015.