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Date of Birth 12 April 1887Newark, New Jersey, USA
Date of Death 19 October 1918New York City, New York, USA  (flu epidemic)

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A former salesman and vaudeville and stage actor, Harold Lockwood was one of the earliest romantic stars of American films. He was paired with Mary Pickford, Kathlyn Williams and Dorothy Davenport, among others, but his most popular films had him as the lover of May Allison, and they became one of the earliest screen romantic teams. Unfortunately, Lockwood contracted influenza during the worldwide flu epidemic of 1918, and was one of the millions who died from it.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: frankfob2@yahoo.com

Harold Lockwood born in Newark, N.J. in 1887. became one of the most popular matinee idols of the early film period during the 1910's. His father a horsetrainer and breeder. Harold was a very athletic teenager, he went on to become an expert horseman, excelled in track, swimming and football, he moved to Manhattan during his late teens, was able to get some work on stage in extra roles but his father urged him to attend business college which he did and also worked as a drygoods salesman for a short period after that spent several years in musical comedy in vaudeville where he met Alma a fellow actress, they married in 1908 and their only child William later Harold Lockwood Jr was born. In 1911 Harold wrote a letter to Edwin S. Porter at the Rex Film Company, by the time Harold came to him, Porter was heading up his own production film company. Immediately recognizing this handsome blonde young man's potential, he became one of Porter's leading stars, the romantic hero to such actresses as Mary Pickford, Carmel Myers and Vera Sesson but his most successful leading actress was May Allison the two became one of the first celebrated on-screen romantic couples, in all they made 22 consecutive features between 1915 and 1917, the two were never romantically involved off-screen. sadly in 1918 at the age of only 31 he was the victim of the Spanish influenza epidemic.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Paul Rothwell-Smith

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Alma ? (? - ?) (divorced) (son William (1908), aka Harold Lockwood Jr.)

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Father of Harold Lockwood

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