Larry Semon

American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (1889-1928)

Lawrence "Larry" Semon (February 9, 1889[1] – October 8, 1928) was an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter during the silent movie era. In his day, Semon was considered a major movie comedian. He is now remembered mainly for working with both Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy before they started working together.

Larry Semon
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Larry Semon at age 35, 1924.
Born(1889-02-09)February 9, 1889
DiedOctober 8, 1928(1928-10-08) (aged 39)
Resting placeCremated
Other namesLawrence Semon, Zigoto, Ridolini, Jaimito, Tomasín
OccupationActor, director, producer, screenwriter
Years active1916–28
Spouse(s)Lucille Carlisle (m.?–1923)
Dorothy Dwan (m. 1925–1928)
The Man from Egypt (Dutch intertitles). Collection EYE Film Institute Netherlands.


  1. World War I Draft Registration Card at : "Lawrence Semon, born Feb 9 1889 West Point, Mississippi, Motion Picture Director for Vitagraph Co, living in Brooklyn, New York, signed Lawrence Semon on 5 Jun 1917"