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Hal Skelly (1891–1934)


Dancer Hal Skelly was born in Wisconsin in 1892, he left home at 15 to join a circus, went with 17 to comedy, toured with light opera China and Japan, joined after that Dockstader's minstrels, made his Broadway debut in 1918 in "Fiddlers Three". His biggest success was the play "Burlesque", what was filmed as "Dance of Life". He died in 1934, when... See full bio »

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Known For

The Struggle
The Struggle Jimmie Wilson
(1931)
The Dance of Life
The Dance of Life Ralph 'Skid' Johnson
(1929)
Behind the Make-Up
Behind the Make-Up Hap Brown
(1930)
Men Are Like That
Men Are Like That J. Aubrey Piper
(1930)

Filmography

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 1934 The Chump (Short)
 1933 The Shadow Laughs
Robin Dale
 1933 Hotel Variety
 1931 The Struggle
Jimmie Wilson
 1930 The Gob (Short)
 1930 Behind the Make-Up
Hap Brown
 1929 Woman Trap
Dan Malone
 1928 The Dancing Town (Short)
Tom Kinch
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 1930 Men Are Like That (performer: "In the Gloaming" (1877) - uncredited)
 1929 The Dance of Life (performer: "True Blue Lou", "The Flippity Flop")
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 1993 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
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He acted in Langford Reed's play, " Beware of the Bull," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Lynne Overman in the cast. See more »

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